SharePoint 2013 does great job configuring things for you in search-driven publishing scenarios but there are a few things you should keep in mind to save yourself trouble.
Today I released the Single Page App version of mavention.com.
Content Targeting with User Segments just works with Content Search Web Parts but some additional work is needed if you want to leverage it with the Search REST API.
Content recommendations in SharePoint 2013 are a powerful mechanism that can help you expand the reach of your content and increase the conversion from your website. The process of gathering and calculating recommendations is quite complex and consists of quite a few moving parts. If, for some reason, you’re not getting any recommendations there are a few things that you can check to verify that things work as expected.
Content recommendations are a great way of increasing exposure of your content. And although they just work out of the box, there is a little inconvenience when using them on a website with subwebs.