Why is Magento Lucene Search important? Product search allows customers to find the products they want quicker. Customers will leave your store if they cannot find the products they want. Around 43% to 50% of e-commerce customers use site search to find the products 1. Your store is losing a lot of potential sales if your search is slow or returning poor results.
Magento Lucene Search is a best in class extension that makes Magento search more relevant. Don't just take our word for it, we offer a 30-day no questions asked refund policy.
Should I get Sphinx Search or Lucene Search?
We have two extensions: Sphinx Search and Lucene Search. Result relevancy is similar between both extensions. The primary difference is that Lucene search 1) Can be used on a shared hosting plan. If you are on a shared hosting plan you should get this 2) It is for stores with < 10,000 searchable products. Sphinx search can be used for any number of products but requires being on a vps / dedicated server where Sphinx can be installed.
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Note: This list is not an complete list of features. Please try the demo to see this extension in action.
- Search Results are Actually Relevant
Normal Magento search consistently returns poor results. Lucene Search ensures that the most relevant results are presented to your customers.
- Ability to Fill Out Results with Less Precise Matches
Sometimes a search returns few results and you want to ensure several results are always shown. We support several "backup searches" that allow the search to return more results by using a less precise search algorithm. For example, pretend someone searches for "Sony Vaio SVS13A12FXB". This is a very specific search and would only return one match. However, it can also be configured to show less specific matches, so after the exact match other Sony Vaio products will also be shown.
- Boost Certain Product Attributes to Increase Relevance
Pretend you have two product attributes that are indexed, but one of them is more relevant for searching. You can boost the influence of the more important attribute, so that the attribute will be given more consideration when calculating relevance.
- Boost or Dampen Specific Products in the Search Results New!
Sometimes you want to ensure a certain product is ranked higher or lower than it would normally be ranked. We let you define a factor for each product which can be used to increase or decrease the products rankings in the results.
- Support for Word Synonyms
Synonyms ensure that customers can still find products even if they use an unpopular word. For example, a computer store can use synonyms so laptop and notebook will return similar results.
- Support for Many Languages
Magento Lucene Search works for almost all languages, but it includes special tools to be even more accurate with some languages such as:
- Norwegian Bokmal
- Indexing of Product Tags / Categories
Sometimes the category or product tags contain relevant information and should be searchable, so we give you the option to index this data.
- Shared Host Friendly - No External Search Server Needed!
You will not need to install any external search servers. Our solution works in shared host environments.
- Search Result Caching
Search results will be cached by Magento to speed up repeat searches.
- Stemming that Supports Multiple Languages
Stemming will ensure that singulars such as dog will also match a plural such as dogs.
- Stop Words to Reduce Index Size
Common words (such as the, by, etc) can be excluded from the index in order to make the index more efficient.
- Hyphen and Number Tokenization
Tokenization of numbers and hyphens is great if your catalog includes a lot of product model numbers or sku numbers that make use of hyphens or numbers.
- Full UTF-8 Support
- Much, Much, More
Risk-free purchase30-day moneyback guarantee. We are that confident in the quality of our software.
Plug-in-play solutionsExtensions are extensively tested, easy to install, and configure. No need to edit the code yourself.
Future-proof softwareWe constantly release updates that add new features and increase usability and performance. You can even get updates for free.
Outstanding supportOur support is quick, friendly, and offers useful guidance. Customer satisfaction is our #1 goal.
Zero bug policyWe hate bugs as much as you do. We oftentimes release bug fixes on the same day of discovery. We are expert exterminators.
Simple licensing structureWe license by edition and installation. We don't license by number of customers, stores, products, or anything complicated.
Long term strategyWe have been developing for Magento for 3 years. We love the platform and the community and will continue to develop for Magento for years to come.