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There is no question, that the magento search is the worst of all ecommernce platforms I have ever tried. I don’t understand how such a crucible element can be this malfunctioning - especially since there are ajax search modules that include a custom search function that will deliver the exact results I am hoping for in 99% of my tries. So it is possible!
What have you done to improve the default magento search?
The backend settings won’t help at all, the results will always include products that don’t share any of the queries in their name (and the description attribute in my case is set not to be searchable so god only knows why it is even being searched at all!) and the best matching product will usually be the one furthest down.
The magento search is something that the team should definitely look into, as it is simply not working! But for the time being, what can we do to improve our results? Are there any extensions you can suggest? Any help would be highly appreciated!
Can anyone comment on this? I am considering a transition from my current StoreFront platform to Magento. Does this persons complaint hold any sort of credibility? Why would they have problems with a product search?
We have just the solution that you are looking for. The unique search techniques used by our extension help the customers to find products even with incorrect keywords. The extension uses the Google custom search features to search the store and provide search results. The Google search algorithm in this extension suggests the synonyms for the search keywords.
Customers are provided a search keyword suggestions if they type a keyword with a wrong spelling. This will help your customers to find your product in the store more efficiently.
See the extension work LIVE on our store.
Feel free to ask us for more details.
Have a look at the Advanced Search Magento extension that replaces native search with Sphinx, an external search engine. Search works faster, server load is decreased, and results become more trustworthy. If you have 10000 products in your store, the extension will help your customers to find those which are required. If you have 1000 posts in your blog, it’s not a problem for Advanced Search module as well.
Visit the product page and get complete features description.
I wrote a blog on Magento’s search engine a while ago, with some tips for editing. It’s a bit labor-intensive to adjust all terms, but can be really beneficial to edit terms for your biggest searches. Utilizing MagentoÃ¢â¬â¢s Search Terms