[wp-meta] [Making WordPress.org] #6202: Plugin search ranking

Making WordPress.org noreply at wordpress.org
Mon Mar 21 01:35:49 UTC 2022

#6202: Plugin search ranking
 Reporter:  gwsharsha          |       Owner:  (none)
     Type:  defect (bug)       |      Status:  new
 Priority:  low                |   Milestone:
Component:  Plugin Directory   |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close 2nd-opinion  |
Changes (by dd32):

 * keywords:   => close 2nd-opinion
 * priority:  high => low


 There's been no changes to the algorithm that are relevant here, and it
 looks like it's operating as expected.

 There's more fields used other than rating/activecount/description, and it
 looks like for this query there's a lot of competition as most scores are
 within a small band.

 It's the same reason your plugin is appearing higher than some other
 plugins that have higher active installs / higher average ratings.

 There's a few reasons why the plugins in question are ranking as they are
 (ie. it's not a single search rule), and while I understand from a
 business point-of-view that it might seem wrong, from a search perspective
 it seems ok while balancing the different types of queries it handles.

Ticket URL: <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/6202#comment:1>
Making WordPress.org <https://meta.trac.wordpress.org/>
Making WordPress.org

More information about the wp-meta mailing list