[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #2825: The plugin search is defective

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#2825: The plugin search is defective
 Reporter:  picocodes         |      Owner:
     Type:  defect            |     Status:  new
 Priority:  normal            |  Milestone:  Plugin Directory v3.0
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:
 I have spent a couple of weeks trying out a few keywords on the plugin
 search and every time I notice a couple of irrelevant results on the first
 page simply because they have a lot of installs.

 For example, if you search for 'ajax search', you will notice more
 relevant results hidden on page 2 while irrelevant results sit on page 1.

 Using active installs as a ranking factor is a great idea. However, it's
 impact should be reduced to give newer plugins a chance.

 Maybe you can use a ratio of total downloads to active installs as a way
 of calculating a plugin's quality. I mean, if lot's of people who download
 the plugin end up uninstalling it then it's probably low quality.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/2825>
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