[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #700: Improve plugin search results algorithm

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Wed Oct 29 21:44:49 UTC 2014

#700: Improve plugin search results algorithm
Reporter:  McGuive7                 |      Owner:
    Type:  defect                   |     Status:  new
Priority:  normal                   |  Component:  Plugins Directory
Keywords:  ui-feedback ux-feedback  |
 I just did a search for "Yoast Analytics", hoping to find the "Google
 Analytics by Yoast" plugin, and it was 8 on the list. It seems to me that
 this should be the number one hit (it is via the same search term in
 Google) - the keyword matching is very close, and the downloads for this
 plugin dwarf the number of any of the other top 8, which seems to me like
 a good indicator that this should be a top match.

 Can someone explain how the current plugin search algorithm works? It
 seems like there's some room for improvement in terms of factoring in
 downloads, ratings, etc.

 In the meantime, the search really only works reliably if a) you know the
 exact name of the plugin, or b) there aren't many other plugins with the
 same keywords.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/700>
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