[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #4930: WordPress Plugin Directory not showing relevant results

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#4930: WordPress Plugin Directory not showing relevant results
 Reporter:  sslzen            |      Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect            |     Status:  new
 Priority:  high              |  Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory  |   Keywords:
 Hello. When searching for SSL and HTTPS in wp plugin directory I'm seeing
 irrelevant as well as plugins with a lower rating, lower active install
 counts, lower support tickets resolved ranking above my plugin.

 My Plugin: https://wordpress.org/plugins/ssl-zen/

 Before asking for help, I thought I'd read
 and see how the plugin directory works and in this case it doesn't seem to
 be following the algorithm.

 Case 1: W3 Total Cache
 The plugin is ranked #3 for SSL.
         1. The Title, Slug, Excerpt or tags do not mention SSL

 Case 2: WP LetsEncrypt – ONE CLICK single / wildcard Free SSL certificate
 & force HTTPS
 The plugin is ranked #4 for SSL versus my plugin which is ranked #6
         1. The plugin has 1,000+ active installs compared to SSL Zen's
 10,000 active installs
         2. The plugin has a rating of 4.5 compared to SSL Zen's 4.8 rating
         3. The plugin has 11/13 support issues resolved, compared to SSL
 Zen's 3/3 support issues resolved

 FYI, my plugin was ranking #2 for SSL for as long as I remember and
 recently moved to #6

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/4930>
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