Free Elastic Training

Web Crawler Quick Start

In this Quick Start guide, you'll learn how to use the Elastic App Search web crawler. See how quickly you can index the content of your website (crawl) and create a search engine that you can easily tune for your needs.


  • What is the App Search web crawler?
  • Crawling a website with App Search
  • Analyzing and refining search

Now it's your turn

Now that you've watched the Quick Start video, follow the steps below to practice what you've learned. If you don't have an Elastic Cloud instance, spin up a 14-day free trial.

Step 1

Step 1

  1. Create a new Enterprise Search deployment on Elastic Cloud
  2. Launch Enterprise Search from the new deployment
  3. Select App Search and create a new engine
Step 2

Step 2

  1. Set up the crawler to retrieve information from your website
  2. Check the logs in Kibana
  3. Run some queries to test your new search engine
Step 3

Step 3

  1. Tune the relevance of your search by boosting the field that makes for sense for your users
  2. Create synonyms
  3. Use curation to manually promote or hide documents for a given query