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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Improvements to Search Results

We've made some improvements to search results to make it easier to find the games and prices you're looking for.

  • Punctuation is ignored.
    Examples:
    "Final Fantasy Collectors Edition" and "Final Fantasy Collector's Edition" both work
    "X-men" "X men" and "Xmen" all work

  • "the", "and", "but", "for"..... are ignored
    Example:
    "The Legend of Zelda" and "Legend Zelda" work
    "Dungeons and Dragons" and "Dungeons & Dragons" work

  • Spacing on many popular searches is fixed.
    Example:
    "Mega man" and "Megaman" work
    "Starfox" and "Star fox" work

  • Searching by nicknames works on common nicknames.
    Example:
    "GTA", "MGS", "CoD", "DDR" all work

We will be monitoring search results more closely and improving it on a weekly basis.

We also added the capability to store multiple UPC's for a game in our database. This will reduce the number of barcode scanning errors that bring up no results. We will continually add new UPC's as we find them.

3 comments :

Unknown said...

Good job, jj.

JJ said...

@unknown - Thanks. Since this went live the number of "no results found" searches have dropped 20%.

Anonymous said...

YESSSSSS... FINALLY!!!

This was one of my biggest pet peeves!

Thanks, JJ!

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