Category Pages

On your site, Category Pages drill down into products of a certain type, like a collection or brand. With Miso, you can easily create personalized Category Pages where the products most likely to engage the user appear at the very top.

Example for Category Pages

Introduction

Category Pages are common for any site that divides its content or products into certain attributes. However, the biggest platforms on the web today, such as Netflix, eBay, and Amazon, aren't just providing a static list of products in a certain category. Instead, they're dynamically generating these pages based on what the individual user is likely to be interested in. For example, consider how a "Snack Foods" category page could show different items based on what the user has just been searching for, the types of items they've purchased in the past, and the current contents of their shopping cart.

To create Category Pages, you can simply use Miso's Search API which returns products that are automatically personalized and ordered by how likely they are to interest the user. The Category Pages recipe uses the fq parameter to filter the search results based on a specific attribute. You can read more about using the fq parameter and other advanced filtering and boosting techniques in the deep dive.

Category Pages are closely related to the Categories You May Like recipe . After the user clicks on a Categories You May Like recommendation, you can use the Category Pages recipe to dynamically generate the content that shows up for them.

Before You Start

API Call / JSON Response

To fetch the results to show on your Category Page, POST to the Category Search API with the following minimum parameters:

  • user_id or anonymous_id: The user or anonymous visitor to personalize the recommendations for
  • category: The category you would like to search over.

The API will return a personalized, ranked list of products within that category.

Don't forget: there are many parameters you can use to optimize and filter the results that Miso returns, such as fq , boost_fq , and diversification .
Read more in the deep dive

Example API Call

POST /v1/search/category_search?api_key=<API_KEY> HTTP/1.1
{
    "user_id": "user-123",
    "category": ["Akira Kurosawa Films"]
}

Example JSON Response

{
    "message":"success",
    "data":{
        "took":50,
        "total":25,
        "start":0,
        "miso_id":"f34b90de-086b-11eb-b498-1ee8abb1818b",
        "products":[
            {
                "product_id":"the hidden fortress",
                "title":"The Hidden Fortress",
                "categories": [["Akira Kurosawa Films"]],
                 ..., // Additional scoring information
            },
            {
                "product_id":"ran",
                "title":"Ran",
                "categories": [["Akira Kurosawa Films"]],
                ..., // Additional scoring information
            }
        ]
    }
}

Read more about the scoring information that Miso returns in the API response.

Before You Launch

Using this API recipe as a starting point, test API calls to your engine in development
If you haven't already, build pipelines to stream your real-time data updates to Miso via API. Your Miso solutions engineer is here to help with the integration.
Start using this API recipe to power the UX on your site in staging. If you need UX recommendations, ask your Miso solutions engineer about Bento .
Run an A/B test with Miso on simulated website traffic. If desired, your Miso solutions engineer can perform this test and provide a report.
If this is your first time launching with Miso, ask your Miso solutions engineer to unlock your production environment.
Replicate your Data and Engine API calls on production and set up the same engine in your production environment in Dojo.
Review your data and engine performance in Dojo.
Turn on this recipe for a percentage of your users and scale up to a full rollout. Notify your Miso solutions engineer who will monitor the launch metrics.

API Reference

💻

Need more info on the API? Check out our dedicated API page with all the info you could ever want.

Read API Reference
Icon/Activity Icon/Add Icon/API Icon/Arrow/Down Icon/Arrow/Left Icon/Arrow/Right Icon/Arrow/TopRight Icon/Arrow/Up Icon/Bento Icon/Billing Icon/Bin Icon/Book Icon/Bookmark/Default Icon/Bookmark/Filled Icon/Calendar Icon/Caret/Down Icon/Caret/Up Icon/Chavron/DownIcon/Chavron/LeftIcon/Chavron/RightIcon/Chavron/UpIcon/Checknox/CheckedIcon/Checknox/Unchecked Icon/Checklist Icon/Chip Icon/Clipboard / Copied Icon/Clipboard/Default Icon/Clock/Stopwatch Icon/CMD Icon/Data/Catalog Icon/Data/Engine Icon/Data/Group Icon/Data/Interact Icon/Data/Users Icon/Dive Icon/Docs/Key Icon/Dojo Icon/Email Icon/Env/Development Icon/Env/Playground Icon/Env/Prod Icon/Folder Icon/Fullscreen/Collapse Icon/Fullscreen/Expand Icon/Guides/Multiple Icon/Guides/Single Icon/Hashtag Icon/Heart/Outline Icon/Heart/Solid Icon / Cart z Icon / Click Icon / Clock Icon / Data Icon / Doc Icon / EmptyCart z Icon/Social/Facebook Icon / Genome Incognito Icon / Money Icon/Social/ProductHunt Icon / Search Icon/Social/Twitter Icon / User Icon/Info/Error Icon/Info/Info Icon/Info/Question Icon/Info/Warning Icon/Interact/Download Icon/Interact/Edit Icon/Interact/External v2 Icon/Interact/External Icon/Interact/Filter Icon/Interact/Logout Icon/Interact/Options Icon/Interact/Re-order Icon/Interact/Reload Icon/Interact/Remove Icon/Interact/Replace Icon/Interact/Search Icon/Interact/Shuffle Icon/Interact/Undo Icon/Interact/Upload Icon/Interact/Video Icon/Invoice Icon/Loading Icon/Loading Icon/Lock/Locked Icon/Lock/Unlocked Icon/Lock Icon/Mapping Menu Icon/Notification Icon/Overview Icon/Person/Team Icon/Person/User Icon/Plan/Enterprise Icon/Plan/Growth Icon/Plan/Startup Icon/Plan/Trial Icon/Recipe Icon/Rocket Icon/Settings/App Icon/Settings/User Icon/Settings Icon/Shrine Icon/Sidebar/Close Icon/Sidebar/Open Icon/Slideout Icon/Sort/Ascending Icon/Sort/Default Icon/Sort/Descending Icon/Star/Filled Icon/Star/Outlined Stopwatch Icon/Support Icon/Tag Icon/Interact/Thumb/Dislike Icon/Interact/Thumb/Like Icon/Tick Icon/Trend/New Icon/Trend/Trending Icon/Tutorial Icon/Lock/Unlocked Icon/View/Grid Icon/View/List Icon/Watchlist/Add