I re-wrote my search index for Algolia, removing “some” stop words to reduce the byte size of my documents (this was about a 6% savings, not much, but they have size limits, so I think it’s worthwhile).
If anyone has feedback/improvements, it’s welcome. I tried to list my stop words in a variable, but was having trouble with that.
There’s also a post where @JeffProd created a search index (and search). I didn’t use it because my site is big, but it looks interesting, nonetheless. https://en.jeffprod.com/blog/2018/build-your-own-hugo-website-search-engine/