EvolutionX has an incredible product search recipe that is constantly improving over time. That said, some people want to take control over the search tuning to try and find a recipe that works for them.
You can select or customize the search recipe by reviewing this article and finding the settings in the Admin Store Settings→General→Product Search. Below we give you a basic understanding of how this area works and how you can use it.
Search Fields explained
This is the product Title or Name
This is the product Description
This is the SKU or the Item Code
These come with Fusion managed catalogs and are not editable.
This is the products Brand
This is the Manufacturers Reference
These are the categories where the product was added.
These are the keywords that have been added by you, the store owner.
Search Field Values
The values need to be positive numbers above zero in most cases. The recommended range is between 1 and 10. A value of 0 (zero) is only used to exclude that field from search and should otherwise be avoided.
See the below example recipe.
This is only an example recipe. Change the values to suit your needs. Avoid using zero since this will exclude that field from search.
To get the most relevant results in search we want to reduce false positives, or results that are not what we're looking for but had the terms used in the search. This combines content, search terms and the recipe to weight the fields with the most specific data.
When setting a recipe, we'd recommend higher values on fields that have the most specific content. For example, a value in the SKU field is highly specific to the product. By contract, the product name and the product description have content that can be found in many products and false positives can be common. This is why we set the SKU & Manufacture Code with high scores and Name and Description with lower scores. Generally the name of the product is more specific than the description, so the name would have a higher value than the description.
0 or 1 — Note: zero is recommended to reduce false positives but a value of 1 may be needed if the data in other fields is poor.
Where the Search Recipes are used
The search recipes are used both on the storefront and within the admin areas of the store. This means that any changes will affect both your customers searches on the storefront as well as the store owner's searches in the admin area.
We highly recommend using our Fusion Recipes for managed catalogs as they are tried and tested recipes that work in the wild. Search is a complicated beast and important to get right, so be cautious when making changes. Review the scoring recommendations above or ask the Customer Success team for help and examples of what you're trying issue you want to solve.