Leverage Sitecore Experience Database (xDB) in Coveo for Sitecore

The Sitecore Experience Platform contains the Sitecore Experience Database (xDB) module to record information about your website visitors and react by personalizing their experience.

As your visitors browse more and more pages, the Sitecore xDB automatically and progressively builds them a profile (or, more accurately, a Pattern Card), which represents the most common type of pages that they have visited. For example, Sitecore xDB will associate a Pattern Card of type business to a visitor that has visited a lot of business-related pages. This mechanism is especially useful to personalize the look and feel of your pages according to the profile of your visitors (see Use Sitecore Personalization With Coveo).

Coveo for Sitecore is able to leverage Sitecore xDB data in the following ways:

  • It can change the look and feel of a search interface according to the Pattern Card associated with the currently logged in visitor.

  • It can change the ranking of search results depending on this same Pattern Card.

This section is an overview of Coveo for Sitecore integration with Sitecore xDB.

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