Home Home Search Settings What are the differences between Exact Match vs Random Match

Exact Match

This type of search filter will try to match the exact words that you typed in. The search results will either find titles with the specific work (e.g. store’s brand), and some others such as (e.g. categories, tags, and keywords). These results will give you the exact matches that have been found in the directory. If some user types a specific word, the listing that contains these words will appear in the list.

Random Match

This type of search filter will try to match in random order by the words that you typed in. The search results will either find and bring it to the list as equal to the Exact Match, but with only one exception. The Random Match will try to identify every listing, details, and categories that possibly match the search criteria. By this mean, some words may be found in various different listings, and it will sort randomly the results found.

To enable and select one of these functions, simply go to the Theme Options > Search Settings and find the Search Mode option.

 

In order to fully enjoy this functionality, it’s important to create a module as standard within the directory, which means that categories and subcategories will match with the listing’s purpose, as well as the features and additional details created for these specific niches and activities. The tags and keywords should also be aligned with the category’s purpose, and the directory owner should include an FAQ explaining on how to include keywords to expand the search metrics and filters within the directory.

 

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