Magento Search Sphinx Allows Customers to Find the Products they Want Faster. Around 43% to 50% of e-commerce customers use site search to find products 1. Customers will leave your store if they cannot find the products they want. Your store is losing a lot of potential sales if your search is slow or returning poor results.
How Important is Fast Site Search? Consider the Following:
A customer will not be able to order products from your store if they cannot find them. Relevant results matter and Magento Sphinx Search will make your results more relevant and faster. According to Gomez, every second delay in site load time results in a 7% reduction in revenue2. Forrester research has found that 52% of people consider speed to be important to their site loyalty3. It is well-established that faster and more relevant search results will improve a store's revenue.
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
Default search oftentimes returns poor results. Search Sphinx ensures that the most relevant results are presented to your customers which can increase sales.
- Search Speed is Super Fast
Search speed can be much faster when using Search Sphinx. This is especially true for sites with more products.
- Boost Certain Product Attributes to Increase Relevance
Imagine 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. Common uses are to give sku numbers or the name more relevancy
- Boost or Dampen Specific Products in the Search Results New!
Wnsure a certain product is ranked higher or lower than it would otherwise be ranked. Easily 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
Sphinx Search works for all languages, but it includes special tools to be even more accurate with some languages such as:
- 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
- And Much, Much More!
Please try our demo and take advantage of our risk-free 30 day refund guarantee to fully see the power and elegance of the Magento Search Sphinx extension.
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