[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2642: Better boosting for phrase matches (or add support for the user to specify a phrase)

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#2642: Better boosting for phrase matches (or add support for the user to specify
a phrase)
 Reporter:  gibrown           |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |   Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3 - Future
Component:  Plugin Directory  |  Resolution:
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Comment (by yani.iliev):

 Changing of plugin tags and plugin display name does not have any
 implications and is almost instantly indexed. This allows for adjusting
 the tags and the display name, tests search rankings, and repeat until
 desired result is reached.
 The search should look at how long a plugin has been using a certain name
 and also how old the tags are.
 A new plugin that added the tag "automate" should not be put ahead of a
 plugin that had the tag "automate" for the last 1 year.
 The same should apply to the name, any recent change needs to reset the
 weight of the display name.

 Active Installs needs to have lower weight compared to Reviews.
 Reviews provides instant feedback of how satisfied users are with a plugin
 - active installs tells that a plugin is active but it does not tells if
 users are satisfied and that this plugin should be ahead in the results.
 Plugins that are used once and then wiped suffer a lot from this - one
 example is migration plugins that do not need to stay activated after a

 Thinking more about it, reviews and forum posts tell the plugin story from
 user perspective - they define the most what the plugin does and what it
 is good at. They should be indexed and added to the rankings.

 Stemming is not very good - migration and migrator match very different

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2642#comment:23>
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