What is a suggestion dictionary in site search?
A suggestion dictionary refers to the list of keywords and phrases displayed to users when they type in their queries. These recommendations are typically based on the most frequently used search terms and phrases from previous users.
What does a search suggestion dictionary do?
A search suggestion dictionary is a tool used in eCommerce search that groups suggested terms to give users more accurate and appropriate search results. When a user types in a search question, the suggestion dictionary makes a list of suggested terms based on the most common or popular search terms used by other users.
Let’s say a person goes to an online clothing store and starts putting “red dress” into the search bar. As they write “red,” the suggestion dictionary makes a list of possible search terms and words that are related to “red,” such as “red sweater,” “red shoes,” and “red jacket”. As the user types “dress,” the suggestion dictionary narrows the list of ideas to things like “red cocktail dress,” “red maxi dress,” and “red formal dress”.
The suggestion dictionary can help eCommerce companies figure out which goods and categories are most often looked for and put them at the top of their search results to help them make more sales. This can help these goods get more attention and sell more, since people are more likely to click on and buy things that come up at the top of their search results.
Boost AI Search & Discovery has the Search Suggestion Dictionary tool that works with the suggestion dictionary to improve eCommerce search.
With Boost Suggestion, eCommerce companies can boost or push certain search words and goods in search results. This lets businesses put more emphasis on certain goods or groups, like seasonal items, high-margin products, or items that are on sale.
Businesses may also increase user happiness and loyalty when providing a more relevant and customized search experience by manually pushing or boosting specific search phrases and items.