Universal vs. Vertical Search
Before diving into building an experience, it’s important to understand the difference between Vertical and Universal Search.
Universal Search is a search page that combines results from multiple different backends (vertical) together. For example, a Universal Search page might combine locations, events, people and FAQ into one search experince.
A Universal Search page should use the
UniversalResults components for displaying results. Generally,
universal search is labeled with the
All tab in the navigation.
Vertical Search is a search page that only shows results from a single backend (vertical). For example, a Vertical Search page might show a list of locations, or a list of events.