Searchspring’s Search Autocomplete is the helpful list of suggestions that appears instantly while typing in the search box (you know the one!) Autocomplete surfaces the most relevant search term predictions to your shoppers.
Suggestions are so quick and relevant, they make shoppers say, ““whoa – I found what I needed before I finished typing.”
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Expanded Search is when a search falls back to a loose search – but only when there are zero results for the initial strict search.
For most Searchspring sites, we require every search term to be found in a product’s searchable data to show in results — this is to ensure the best relevancy. This practice is called “strict search”. In some cases, sites can break this rule when there would be zero search results, and instead use a “loose search”, in which at least one searched word must be found in a product, but not all. This saves your site from the dreaded “Zero Results Page” to provide a better experience for shoppers.
Put the products that get the most engagement where they’ll be found right away for higher conversions.
IntelliSuggest gets the most searched items to the top of search results pages by gathering engagement data on each search query. Your top 250 queries have their own unique set of products boosted based on engagement data from other shoppers who searched for the same term.
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Don’t sweat the small stuff! Searchspring detects and normalizes measurements and special characters to get shoppers to the product they’re looking for faster. Whether the shopper types 2 inch, 2 in., or 2”, they’ll see the same set of products.
Inspire shoppers by giving them ideas for search queries that are popular or trending.
With Popular Searches, you showcase results that are timely and relevant to shoppers based on the most popular queries on your site.
Semantic Search makes sure shoppers are taken to the correct set of products – not a collection of products that are only loosely related to their query.
In just a few milliseconds, Semantic Search breaks apart words in searches and identifies which are product categories and which are attributes. This leads to a better search experience and higher conversion rates.
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Instant, intelligent, and always-learning spelling correction is offered as a piece of Autocomplete. The moment a shopper begins typing, Searchspring automatically runs the text through a spelling correction algorithm. Then, the corrected search is passed directly to Autocomplete to function as usual. This way, your shoppers don’t need to be winners of the National Spelling Bee to find what they’re for.
A “toboggan” may mean a sled to one shopper, while to another it’s a knit hat. Synonyms make it possible to refine your customer’s search by replacing commonly used keywords with terms that are similar in meaning. By doing this, shoppers are shown results for more relevant products – saving frustration and leading to more “add to carts”.
Make searching easier (and customers happier) by implementing Typeahead Suggestions. Shoppers see live typeahead suggestions that are relevant to your store – saving valuable time by making sure they get where they need to go.
Suggestions are fast and based on popular queries matching the characters typed. Shoppers can see suggestions in autocomplete or they can click through to the full set of results.
Variant search is a way of organizing product data and enabling the search for products that are sold in multiple sizes, colors, or other variations. Variant search enables merchants to define the specific details of each variation of a product in their data, but keep the search results organized and display products to a shopper as if all the variants were a single product. When displaying the product results, the best match becomes the variant shown to the shopper.