[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #1692: Plugin search quality improvements

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#1692: Plugin search quality improvements
 Reporter:  tellyworth                           |       Owner:  tellyworth
     Type:  enhancement                          |      Status:  assigned
 Priority:  normal                               |   Milestone:  Plugin
Component:  Plugin Directory                     |  Directory v3.0
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-docs 2nd-opinion  |  Resolution:
  needs-testing                                  |

Comment (by aleksanderkuczek):

 Here's the list of plugins that show on certain search results (on first
 or second page) that I think are not the right results:

 Search term: "gallery"
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/slideshow-jquery-image-
 reason: Irrelevant to search term. Plugin is not a gallery. Term "gallery"
 is only in the slug and once in the content. Additionally 1000+ reviews
 and very high ranking.

 Search term: "slider"
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/gallery-video/
 reason: Irrelevant to search term. It's a gallery, not a slider plugin.
 May be caused by 15+ occurrences of term "slider" in content

 Search term: "caching"
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/wordfence/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/mailchimp-for-wp/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/loco-translate/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/advanced-access-manager/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/child-theme-configurator/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/ad-inserter/
 reason: Irrelevant to search term

 Search term: "form"
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/events-manager/
 reason: Irrelevant to search term.

 Search term: "youtube"
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/easy-fancybox/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/slider-image/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/jetpack/
 reason: Irrelevant to search term

 Search term: "sitemap"
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/ecwid-shopping-cart/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/polylang/
 strange plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/email-subscribers/
 reason: Irrelevant to search term

 Replying to [comment:99 dd32]:
 > @aleksanderkuczek is at WCUS contributor day looking at a few search
 > I spotted this case; `User Switching` is showing up on
 https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/search/caching/page/2/ but I can't see
 any field which should be matching the `caching` term.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:100>
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