[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 awcode):

 For "Transport" a perfect example of a good set of results would be
 Doesn't matter whether my meaning is the transport industry or data
 transport, both come up.

 Right now I get several email plugins, redis cache, permalink manager, pdf
 embedder, not a single thing with any relevance to the typed word on the
 first page. Actually got worse since I first posted.

 First relevant plugin is updated recently, latest tested by but only 70+
 installs. However since this would be considered a niche phrase a relevant
 70+ installs is more suitable than an irrelevant plugin with millions of

 Contextual was just another example of partial word matches, can now see
 the better content matches are lagging on updates so more understandable.

 Replying to [comment:125 gibrown]:
 > @awcode what were expecting as a result for "transport"?
 > The only result I can guess is https://wordpress.org/plugins/seo-data-
 transporter/. That is not ranking well because it hasn't been updated in
 over two years and the last version of WP it was tested on is 5 versions
 > For "contextual" I assume you are looking for https://wordpress.org
 /plugins-wp/contextual-related-posts/ which is showing up. Anything else?
 The other results with "contextual" in the title on the old search page
 all get ranked lower because they are so far behind or haven't been
 updated in a long time.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/1692#comment:127>
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