Better Store Search

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Dramatically reduces customer exits from your store because of inaccurate search results. Highly customizable.
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Better Store Search

Improve your Magento search. Improve your sales.

Better Store Search improves the default Magento search so your customers can find exactly what they’re looking for, faster. Using an advanced algorithm, Better Store Search places products that your customers are more likely to be looking for near the top of each search. Making your search easier means that customers find the products they’re looking for.

Improve your conversion rate, decrease your exit rate, and increase your sales.

Features include:

  • Phonetic matching to return a Google-style “did you mean” result for incorrectly spelled searches.
  • Customizable search weightings so that store administrators can specify which products appear at the top of searches more often.
  • CMS page searching within your Magento search!
  • And much more!

For a demo video & full list of features, please visit

Better Store Search is brought to you by the makers of Magecredit - Magento's premier In-Store Credit Extension
& Better Store CMS - a must have for anyone who uses Magento's CMS editor.

M1 Extension Versions

Greatly improves the accuracy of Magento store product search functions and adds new search features.

2016-05-19 13:46:58
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility:, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8, 1.8.1, 1.9, 1.9.1, 1.9.2
We're excited to announce the release of Better Store Search

This release introduces full compatibility with  SUPEE-6788..

Greatly improves the accuracy of Magento store product search functions and adds new search features.

2013-10-22 15:02:55
  • Version number:
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6, 1.6.1,, 1.7, 1.8,,,,, 1.10, 1.11, 1.11.1, 1.12, 1.13

We're excited to announce the release of Better Store Search!

In addition to a few bug fixes & improvements, you can also expect:

To access your files for download, check out self serve with your license key. For more detailed instructions, read: How can I download the latest version?

Forgot your self-serve credentials? Don't worry! Just create a new account and enter in your license key under the "My Licenses & Downloads" section.

Check out the full change log here.

Greatly improves the accuracy of Magento store product search functions and adds new search features.

2010-06-07 12:05:56
  • Version number: 3.0
  • Stability: Stable
  • Compatibility: 1.3, 1.4,, 1.4.2, 1.5, 1.6,,,,,,, 1.10, 1.11

WDCA's new Better Store Search extension improves your Magento catalog product search by using a special algorithm to weigh the products that the customer is more likely to be looking for near the top of the search.

If your customers have ever had problems finding your products, you need to install this extension on your store.

More information about features and a video can be found at


predicted search & miss spelled words

Can you search do predicted search answers like Google has and also find miss spelled words ?
Asked by: tradeplumbing
Hi, BSS comes with a much improved "Did You Mean?" functionality which uses soundex algorithm for suggesting products so when a term is entered incorrectly or misspelled on the search box, the DYM will suggest the most appropriate term. If you need more information, please visit our website and use our contact form. Thanks!
Answered by: lynnST
Date published: 2014-05-24

how to translate "did you mean?"

hey guys. great extension. How/where can i translate "did you mean" text? ty
Asked by: sirmers
The "Did you mean" would be modified to Your Local Language in your translation CSV file titled "TBT_Bss.csv", as would all other unique phrases to Better Store Search. They are located under "app/locale/en_US/TBT_Bss.csv". Proceed to take the following steps to transition BSS to your EXISTING local languages translation file (installed using the Magento translation files). 1) Copy the "TBT_Bss.csv" file, and paste it in your languages locale, which should be located under "app/locale/language_COUNTRY" as your country's translation file (be it Germany, Switzerland, etc.). 2) Open this newly copied over TBT_Bss.csv. The format of the file is like this: “Phrase in English”,”Phrase in English”.' 3) To translate to your language, change the second instance of the English translation to the equivalent word or phrase in your language (after the comma): “Phrase in English”,”Phrase in Your Language”. Clear your cache. And your all set! If you need more help, go to the "Get Help" tab and contact support directly. Thanks!
Answered by: lynnST
Date published: 2013-10-22

Indexing Crashed

Hi Guys, The BSS index won't stop saying "processing" and it's completely crashing my site and stopping most other indexes from running. Any ideas how I fix this? Thanks, Dale
Asked by: dcleaton
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Better Store Search is rated 1.9 out of 5 by 46.
Rated out of 5 by from Great Product and Even Better Service. They worked with me till everything was working Awesome. Thanks Again
Date published: 2012-02-16
Rated out of 5 by from Great extension - provides worthwhile improvement on standard Magento search. Good support which is always reassuring when buying an extension.
Date published: 2012-02-13
Rated out of 5 by from This is a must have app for any Magento store. We run a catalog of almost 100,000 sku lines between two stores on a single Magento installation and BSS handles it beautifully. Much better results than the vanilla search, and well worth the spend. We did run into an issue with BSS which resulted in one of our stores rending a blank page as the search result. The BSS support team responded quickly and fixed the problem. Great support, great app.
Date published: 2012-02-13
Rated out of 5 by from It's surprising that Magento's default search functionality is so poor for such a great platform, but it is. This is largely fixed by BSS. The sorting algorithm is MUCH improved, and provides results that - out of the box with no configuration - are significantly more relevant. While the extension is a little on the expensive side compared to others, it is worth it considering how valuable search is. Also, I've had good experience with customer support - timely and professional. Until Magento includes a decent search algorithm, you'll definitely want this extension.
Date published: 2012-01-30
Rated out of 5 by from I've been using The Better Store Search extension in my e-shop for a year and it works really well. It provides much better search results than the standard Magento search for my clients and the few times it doesn't hit the 100% correct / most appropriate result, can I tweak the result with the built-in weighting. Good thinking! This way I can continually improve the search results to please my customers and increase conversions / revenue. I actually have nothing bad to say about this extension, it works and makes extra money for me every day. I have continuously been upgraded by their very service minded support team. They answear fast, competent and able to solve challenges in a short time. Now I also want to try their loyalty module, Sweet Tooth. Looks good ... Feel free to contact me if you have questions / want to hear more about WDCA and their support when it doesn't come from themselves. Regards Peter.
Date published: 2011-11-21
Rated out of 5 by from Bought and installed on Magento 1.6, works great but I think by far the centrepiece of what makes WDCA a proper Magento partner is the great support experienced so far throughout all this collaboration. Thanks again.
Date published: 2011-10-18
Rated out of 5 by from I'm using their sweet tooth rewards and the better search module both on my 1.6 install. The value I see in the better search module is all in the suggested searches (our products are commonly misspelled) and in the simple weighting. $250 is steep for any module, but I finally did some analysis on the amount of searching people do vs clicking through my categories and it was a no brainer. The most visited parts of your site are the search, make it as good as you can. Thanks Vlad for the help getting her going
Date published: 2011-09-26
Rated out of 5 by from My experience with WDCA has been very pleasant. If any problems should occur, I believe that they will work with you until it's been resolved and they are very responsive! Though I have not have any problems with them, I have had a great customer service experience and have rarely waited more than 12 hours for a reply. Thanks WDCA!
Date published: 2011-07-19
Rated out of 5 by from After trying this extension for a while, I decided to switch back to the default magento search. This extension is not a good implementation for those features it claimed. The most important function of this extension is the "did you mean" feature. But it is not well implemented. What is the use of recommending a term that returns nothing? It can not even tokenize a phrase correctly if there are two consecutive special characters. I reported this bug three months ago, but nothing has been done. This is a good marketing company but not a good software development company as far as this extension is concerned. If you are considering using this extension, I would recommend you spend some time configuring the default search functionality (google "mysql full text search" will give you some good information). Also edit your "search terms" from magento admin frequently.
Date published: 2011-07-08
Rated out of 5 by from I've rolled this extension out on 3 websites now and have been very pleased with the results. It has greatly improved search results on all 3 stores. In addition to this support from WDCA has been great. Well done guys!
Date published: 2011-07-08
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