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Search Results Problem
 
gigerm
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Joined:  2011-11-11
 

The search function in the header will not populate with the correct terms searched.

If i type in say “Canon 75-300mm” u get everything on the site as opposed to just that product listing or related canon products

I was told:
The two main causes of this is
A. the wrong attributes being included in site search
B. Magento native search is very poor

To solve A.
go into attributes/manage attributes, in “Searchable” column you will see all search-enabled attributes. Alter as necessary

I did that i made the searchable attributes YES to the following:
meta_keyword
meta_title
MFR
MFR #
model
name
price
sku
status
tax class

Is there anything else im missing? did i not install something correctly?
am i missing an attribute to populate?
im lost on this subject

ex link: http://47stphoto.simple-helix.net/camera-camcorders/cameras/lenses.html

 
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Mirasvit
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Hi gigerm

Take a look this search extension which enables the Sphinx-powered search with high-performance and more relevant search results.

Advanced Sphinx Search Pro

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