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

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Wed May 18 22:47:16 UTC 2016

#1692: Plugin search quality improvements
 Reporter:  tellyworth        |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - M3
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by danieliser):

 Are these changes being worked out on the live site? IE With each change
 you mention should the result orders be adjusted accordingly?

 I ask because I have been watching this ticket and noticed that since
 yesterday my own plugins have dropped signifigantly. I know I am being
 biased but my own plugin Popup Maker seems way more relevant to the
 keyword popup or popups, but is shown in the 16th spot, to top it off one
 of my main competitors, and arguably the other most popular (more installs
 than mine, less reviews) is pushed to the 3rd page.

 Is there a breakdown of weighting/scoring metrics so that everyone can
 give feedback on it?

 I have a feeling keyword matches in the slug, tags, title and keyword
 stuffing in the body/description is being over-weighted causing less
 relevant results to come up higher simply because of word counts.

 I think the weight on those need to be scaled back and weighed evenly
 against # of reviews/avg rating & udpate activity.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:8>
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