A search engine is important for a modern web application. It enables discovery. They enable visitors to discover things they didn't even know they needed yet.
In the Laravel ecosystem, there is a couple of good packages that can help us build our search engine for a web application.
In this post, we will list out the best Laravel search packages.
This package makes it easy to get a structured search from a variety of sources. Here's an example where we search through some models. We already did some small preparation on the models themselves.
Laravel Scout is an official product from the Laravel core team. It Scout provides a simple, driver-based solution for adding full-text search to your Eloquent models. Once Scout is installed and configured, it will automatically sync your model changes to your search indexes. Currently, Scout supports both Algolia and MeiliSearch.
Laravel Site Search can crawl and index your entire site. You can think of it as a private Google search. What gets crawled and indexed can be highly customized. Under the hood, Meilisearch is used to provide blazing fast search speeds.