Search Synonyms

You can use the Search Synonyms module in Admin to add search synonyms for specific sites.

Search synonyms are synonyms to user search queries to which Kibo eCommerce expands the search results. For example, a user may search for "boots", but you want the search results to also include results for "shoes", "slippers", and "pumps". You can use search synonyms to accomplish this.

Note:  Kibo eCommerce only expands multi-word search terms if they are contained within quotes in the search query. If a multi-word search term is not contained within quotes in the search query, Kibo eCommerce uses each word in the search to find synonyms. For example, if a shopper searches for blue shoes without quotes, Kibo eCommerce expands both blue and shoes to any applicable synonyms.

Expansion Types

There are two search synonym expansion types: One Way and Two Way.

One Way

The One Way expansion type includes a term and a set of synonyms to which Kibo eCommerce expands the search results. This is a one way expansion; Kibo eCommerce does not expand the search results to the term or any other listed synonyms.

For example, you create the following One Way search synonym:

In the above example, Kibo eCommerce expands only searches for "blouse" to also include the results for "shirt", "top", and "T-shirt". However, if a user searches for "top" Kibo eCommerce does not expand the search results to include either "blouse", or any of the other listed synonyms.

Two Way

The Two Way expansion type does not include a term, but instead only contains a list of synonyms to which Kibo eCommerce expands. This is a two way expansion; for any listed synonym, Kibo eCommerce expands the search results to all other listed synonyms.

For example, you create the following Two Way search synonym:

In the above example, Kibo eCommerce expands searches for any of the listed synonyms, such as "top", to also include the results for all other listed synonyms.

Create Search Synonyms

To create a search synonym:

  1. Go to Main > Marketing > Search Synonyms.
  2. Click Create New Synonym.
  3. In the new search synonym, complete the following:
    1. (One Way) Select the One Way Expansion, specify a Term and a set of Synonyms. Press Enter to add each synonym to the list.
      The term is the search query on which you want Kibo eCommerce to expand. Refer to One Way for more information.
    2. (Two Way) Select the Two Way Expansion, leave the Term field blank, and only specify a set of Synonyms. Press Enter to add each synonym to the list.
      Kibo eCommerce expands searches for any listed synonym to all other listed synonyms. Refer to Two Way for more information.
  4. Click Save.