Your products are automatically indexed once every 24 hours. You can also request a manual reindex at any time by performing the following:
The entire indexing process occurs in two stages.
1. Feed generation
Before product data is available for indexing, it must be exported out of Magento. This is done by generating an XML product feed.
Our Magento feed generator is stored on your server, usually at http://example.com/searchspring/searchspring.php .
During the feed generation part of the process, we make requests to the generator to export your products into an XML feed.
Once this stage is complete, we are able to retrieve this feed and index it. This feed is usually located at http://example.com/searchspring/searchspring_default.xml
You can view these settings in Settings > Data Feed under the "Regenerate Data Feed Before Update" section.
Note: Feed/API Type should be "XML (Simple)"
2. Feed indexing
Now that the products have been exported from Magento into the XML feed, we are able to retrieve the feed and index it.
When you request a manual reindex, you are added to an indexing queue. Your overall indexing time may be affected by how many sites are in line ahead of you.