Yext Answers is a natural language search engine that allows you to search over your Knowledge Graph using natural language. Using the Answers API you can query for entities as well as implement modern search UIs that include faceting, query suggest, spellcheck and more. The Answers API is designed to be called directly from the client to minimize latency.
The Answers API endpoint contains endpoints for both Universal and Vertical Search. Universal search is a single API endpoint that searches across ALL vertical (content types) enabled in the Answers Experience. The Vertical Search endpoint requires a verticalKey and only searches one specific vertical (e.g. location or FAQ). If you are creating a modern search UI, generally universal search maps to the “All” tab while the other tabs just search a single vertical. You can learn more about Universal and Vertical Search here.
In order to fully reap the rewards of using the Answers API, you will first need to create an Answers Experience. If you have not yet created an answers experience, feel free to play around with our demo account for CPG Beverages.