Under Advanced Settings, you can find such settings that let you further fine-tune search to improve the conversion rate of your store.
They are to be found in the Rapid Search admin Settings › Advanced menu. By hovering over the small information icon, you get additional info for each setting.
Advanced settings already require some expertise or at least a thorough knowledge of your web store.
The Handle typos button is turned on by default, as one of the most useful and popular feature of Rapid Search is autocorrect (i.e. to list iPhones when someone types ihpone in the search box).
However, there are stores where product names must match the search term exactly; as in the case of printers, changing a single character in the product name may already give a different product as a result. If your products fall under such a category, it is recommended that you turn off the Handle typos button so that Rapid Search only lists results for a complete match.
In the search box and on the search results page, products are by default sorted by Relevance (i.e. when searching for a shoe brand, shoes are listed at the front and shoelaces at the end of the search results).
The Default product sorting option can be set to Popularity or Best seller - in either case, products will be ranked to the front or back of the list based on data from the last 30 days; relevance will still be considered (i.e., to stick with the example of shoes, for Popularity, product suggestions will start with the most viewed shoes of the past 30 days, then come the less viewed shoes followed by most viewed shoelaces, etc.).
Choosing Price - Ascending and Discount percentage from the list is recommended primarily when doing stock sweeping or promotions: in these cases, the relevance is not taken into account; Rapid Search simply prioritizes the cheapest products or the ones with the biggest discount rate.
You get fresh data on when the last synch ran. Should you want to make sure that freshly uploaded products or prices appear in search, or if you experience any synchronization issue, press the Manual sync button, and a synchronization will run in 5-15 minutes depending on the product count of your store.
Under Search field weights, you can set the weight of each field in search. If you do not want Rapid Search to search in certain fields (i.e. in tags), you can select here Disable search field, and fields that are particularly important for your store (i.e. product name or SKU) set them to Extra large weight.
After installation, Rapid Search constantly "learns"; meaning it shows more and more relevant popular suggestions and products in the search box based on the past searches and product views. The Auto-generated keywordsfeature allows for better results with minimal data. You may want to leave this button turned on for a few weeks after installing Rapid Search to eliminate the problem of "cold start".
If your store has multiple languages, you may use a multi-language app to help you switch between languages within the store. Rapid Search supports several of these apps. You can enable multi-language at the Multi-language support, and check the list of the supported apps by clicking on the link at the end of the section.
Hide resources is a very handy feature available in our paid plans. It allows you to hide and unhide products and/or collections of your choice.
Please see our article on how to Hide products from search.
Please see our article on how to Unhide products from search.
Please see our article on how to Hide collections from search.
Please see our article on how to Unhide collections from search.