How Searchanise works for CS-cart Print

Modified on: Wed, Nov 24, 2021 at 9:44 AM


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General

Searchanise add-on is a sophisticated site search solution for CS-cart stores. It helps your customers find relevant information through products, categories, pages, and blog posts.  

The add-on is provided within the CS-cart platform. You need to install it and activate it in your storefrontIf you have several storefronts, for each of them Searchanise needs to be installed separately.

After you've activated the add-on, the indexation starts. It takes some time. The add-on imports search data to its servers and indexes it for search. The search data includes:

  • Products with the Active status
  • Categories with the Active status
  • Pages with the Active status
  • Blog posts with the Active status

The product fields that are searchable:

  • Name
  • Description
  • SKU
  • Categories
  • Search words

As for categories, pages, and blog posts, you can search them by Name or Description.

The add-on creates its search engine with an API key for each active language. So you will have the settings for each one in the Searchanise control panel. You can find the Searchanise control panel in Add-ons > Manage Add-ons > Searchanise > Settings. In the Searchanise control panel > Dashboard you can see all created search engines with their API keys.

The add-on starts to work right after the first indexation has been completed. Further indexation of product, category, pages changes occurs automatically in real-time. 

You'll need to start the re-indexation manually to update the search results after:

  • You've made changes directly to the database
  • You've activated/deactivated a language
  • A store-side sync error occurred

To start the re-indexation manually, click the Force re-indexation button in the Searchanise control panel > Dashboard. 

The plugin's main functionality is provided by the Instant Search widget that is highly configurable.

Functionality

Instant Search Widget

The Instant Search widget builds itself into your existing search bar. 

As soon as a customer starts typing a query in the search bar, the widget instantly drops down suggestions dynamically changing with each keystroke. 

You can learn more about the configuration of the Instant Search widget here.

Synonyms

There is a possibility to set up Synonyms for the search terms. Synonyms adjust the accuracy of search results for particular search queries. 

Stop words

The Stop Words feature helps to achieve even more relevant search results for your customers. Inside the tab, you can make a list of particular words to be ignored by the Searchanise search engine. The engine will skip those words while processing a user's search query.

Redirects

There is a possibility to set up Redirects to landing pages for particular search terms. You can redirect to external pages or internal pages, product categories, blog posts, etc.

"Did you mean?" feature

The "Did you mean?" feature helps to avoid giving the customer zero results for their search query.

Merchandising

You can set up merchandising rules for products and product categories to promote specific items or groups of items. There is the ability to do it for particular search queries or any query.

Analytics

The Searchanise add-on gathers and introduces the data related to the activities and behavior of your customers: popular search queries and terms, top-performing products, queries that bring zero results, and many more. This data will help you drive improvements to your store, such as search performance optimization and the introduction of new products.

Subscription

After you've installed the add-on, you will have a 14-day trial period giving you access to all features.

A free plan is available, but only the Pro and Advanced subscription plans unlock all the features. You can subscribe in the Searchanise control panel by clicking the Upgrade: ... trial days left or Unlock PRO features button in the top panel.

You can cancel the subscription at any moment. After unsubscribing the add-on stops working at once. 

If you decide to deactivate/remove the add-on, you need to cancel the subscription first. Otherwise, the subscription remains active and you will be charged for it. 

Read more about subscription purchase here.

Support

If you have any questions or you need help with the add-on configuration or the add-on performance, you can contact usWe will be happy to help you.



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