Vlad Fedorkov

Performance consulting for MySQL and Sphinx

Sphinx-based search services

Google-style search string autocompletion

Once you have Sphinx installed and basic search is working we could improve your website visitors experience by adding search queries autocompletion.

Say someone typed “ipho” in the search string. Search string autocompletion service will show several options like “iPhone 5”, “iPhone 4s” and “iPhone dock station” to let your user choose between pre-existing search queries that leads right to your best selling products.

Approximate calendar time for creating this service – few days (Working Sphinx installation is required).

Misspells corrections in search queries (“Did you mean” service)

We all make typos. But it’s not a problem in today’s world. Users rely on technology to recognize and fix their mistakes. It’s pointless and even disgusting to show “nothing found” to customer who’s looking for “uphone 5”, right? That’s why we offer misspells corrections service along with improved full-text search.

This service could be used in two directions. First way is to automatically switch user search in case of typo letting him know that he could enforce search to use provided version (just like google does). Another way is to show result for user query with additional search results for corrected query. This way might be helpful for item search if you want

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