The holiday shopping season is almost here! To make the most of your increased ecommerce traffic, make sure your customers can find the products they’re looking for. Magento’s native search isn’t the greatest, so Better Store Search for Magento has just released some new features to improve your Magento search results!
Match Search Results to Magento Product Tags
With the latest version of Better Store Search, your Magento store search can match product tags. If your Magento products have tags, you can not only include products with these tags in search results, you can also increase or decrease the search relevance of product tag matches.
Example: Searching for a product before Better Store Search’s product tag match is enabled. Note that despite having the correct tags, the product is not delivered in search results.
Example: Searching for a product after the Better Store Search’s product tag match is enabled. The product is shown!
Match Search Results to Magento Product Category
Now with Better Store Search, you can match your Magento categories to your product search results. This includes all items that belong to a category if that category’s name is matched in the search. You can also increase or decrease the search weight of all product category matches.
Example: Searching for furniture before Better Store Search category match is enabled.
Example: Searching for furniture after Better Store Search category match is enabled. Notice how all the items that match the category “Furniture” are now included in search results!
Manually Adjust Search Weight for Entire Categories
This is a great new feature that will allow you to give specific categories more or less search weight. All products that match the category will have their search weight either increased or decreased - depending on whether you want the category’s products to appear higher or lower in search results.
Example: A really useful way to use this new feature is to create a category of products that you want boosted in search results. These products can be your best sellers, your highest margin products, products that are on sale, or products that you want to clear out of inventory.
Once you have products in this category, you can increase the search ranking of all products in that category. This means that you can make your highest margin products show higher in search results so more customers will see them and purchase.
Have Better Store Search & Want To Upgrade?
As always, if your license is still valid you can update to the newest version for free by following these update instructions. If you have a valid license for BSS and you’d like us to update for you, you can purchase the BSS update service for only $79. If your BSS license has expired, you can renew your license for another year of updates & support for only $149.99.
Don’t Have Amazing Magento Search Yet? Limited Time Coupon!
Until the end of the month, we’re running a special promotion that gives you 20% off BSS! Use the coupon BSSOCT13 to get 20% off your license! This coupon expires on November 1st, so hurry up and improve your Magento search now!