Forgive me if this has been answered, I did some search and did not see a clear answer.
I have recently moved Magento2 search to Algolia. The search results are definitely and improvement. The product grid page (bottom category) however is a bit aof a problem. Products presented now sort by Relevance, which is generally pretty good, however I notice that when we add new important products that we would like to sell, Algolia buries them, presumably because there is no sales data yet and that is a factor.
I can see in settings that I can add and reorder attributes to help tweak that. But I see two places. I see Algolia Search > Products > Ranking and Algolia Search > Category > Ranking
Products Ranking shows 3 attributes being used, all descending
1st question is: Should “created_at” be “descending” if my intent is to prioritize new products?
2nd question is, regarding Category > Ranking. Does this affect ranking OF the categories or ranking of products ON the categories.
Presently this Ranking only has one attribute “product_count”. Im just not clear on what this does, or if I should add attributes to this setting in order to promote the products I want to promote.
3rd question is: Can I create a rank attribute with a simple 1-10 numbering system and add that to the products I wish to promote? If yes. Do I add it to Algolia Search > Products > Ranking or Algolia Search > Category > Ranking