[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 Directory v3 -
Component:  Plugin Directory         |  M5
 Keywords:  dev-feedback needs-docs  |  Resolution:
  2nd-opinion                        |

Comment (by bfintal):

 Searching for the term "SEO" in the old directory shows mostly SEO related
 plugins, although Yoast SEO isn't in the first page. In the new directory,
 searching "SEO" shows Yoast SEO at the top, however it's closely followed
 by non-SEO plugins such as NextGEN Gallery, qTranslateX, The Events
 Calendar, JetPack, Ajax Load More, Business Directory Plugin. The next
 page shows more mixed in plugins like social sharing plugins, security
 plugins, translation plugins, and caching plugins.

 New directory search for SEO: https://wordpress.org/plugins-wp/search/seo/
 Current directory search for SEO:

 I think there is too much weight on the more established plugins as
 against the old one in this current iteration. In this specific scenario
 regarding SEO, it would be hard for users to discover other SEO related
 plugins, or new SEO plugins unless they search for the actual plugin name.
 This can set a high barrier of entry for new plugins.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:52>
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