Magento Commerce, 1.14.x

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Search Recommendations

With search recommendations set up, the store administrator can specify the search recommendations list for a specific search term. The search engine provides the standard search results, and also proposes the list of related terms with the search results. Using search recommendations greatly expands the search results that are available to customers. Search recommendations are independent of the search engine and can be used with both MySQL and Solr.

For better performance, Magento also splits the searched word combination into separate words and automatically provides search recommendations for each of them, if these are available in the system. For example, if a visitor searches for the phrase “hp laptop,” the search system splits the phrase into two words, “hp” and “laptop,” and provides five search recommendations for the first term and twelve for the second one.

When search recommendation are enabled and a visitor searches for a term that has search recommendations, the search results appear as well as any related search terms (the search recommendations), followed by the number of times the term has been used. Each recommendation is linked to a catalog page.

To enable search recommendations:

1. On the Admin menu, select System > Configuration. Then in the panel on the left, under Catalog, select Catalog.
2. Click to expand the Catalog Search section, and do the following:
a. Set Enable Search Recommendations to one of the following:
  • Yes

    If available, uses Solr instead of the default MySQL search to generate the layered navigation.


    Uses the Magento-native catalog and layered navigation.

b. Set Search Recommendations Count to your preference.
c. Set Show Results Count for Each Recommendation
3. When complete, click the Save Config button.