To learn more about indexing to sync your data to SearchSpring, check out Indexing 101.
In the SearchSpring Management Console, the data feed indexing interval is set on the Data Feed page under "Automatic Updates".
When is the next indexing time scheduled?
Your site's next scheduled indexing time is automatically set (in staggered fashion; see section below) after regeneration of your data is complete. Regeneration entails the process of downloading, formatting, and normalizing your data in preparation for it to be smoothly synced into SearchSpring. On the Index Status page, the gear icon at the top left is the regeneration phase.
Staggering Next Scheduled Time
Note: This staggering only applies to sites that are set to index multiple times a day.
SearchSpring services hundreds of online retailers, and so in order to maintain consistent and fast performance, we stagger indexing times to ensure that not too many sites are indexing with SearchSpring at the same time.
We modify your next scheduled indexing time using a random interval between -50% and +50% of your update interval.
A site has their Automatic Updates Interval set to every 2 hours.
Regeneration completes at 2:00. As indexing begins, the next indexing time is set.
2 hours after 2:00 is 4:00. However, a random modification is made for +/- 1 hour (50% of the 2 hour interval). The next scheduled time will be somewhere between 3:00 and 5:00.
What if I manually index my site?
If you manually run an index for your site, the next scheduled indexing time will remain the same as it was prior to the manual indexing.