Predictive Search for xCart
Finally, with Predictive Search for x-cart, you can now take full control over your stores search facility. Using Ajax, dynamically suggest search terms to your customers as they type whilst allowing for open text searches, all the while gently directing customers to the exact pages they require.
Breathe new life into your online store with Predictive Search for x-cart, by adding an ultra-fast ajax suggestion list allowing your customers to find and buy exactly what they want. See a complete list of features below:
Setup Wizard, index your entire x-cart website in seconds
Automatically index your entire x-cart product catalog in seconds using the "Setup Wizard". The setup wizard is a great way to get you up and running - allowing you to quickly index your catalog (or individual categories) based on product name, category name, product code, SKU code, manufacturer pages and existing x-cart product search keywords. Extend the base keyword list generated by the setup wizard by manually adding as many keywords as you see fit.
Frontend Search with Ajax Suggestion List
For your customers, this is where the magic happens... gone is the standard x-cart search form and in its place you now have a super fast ajax based predictive search facility. Watch how your entire database of keywords are filtered and presented to the user. Each keystroke helps to redefine the search term and as such changes the suggestion list presented back to the user. For larger x-cart websites this is a must have feature - by gently "guiding" or "suggesting" keywords to your customers, you increase the possibility that your customers will find what they are looking for.
Predictive Search for x-cart works based on the concept of "assigned keywords", these keywords are created and "assigned to" or "associated with" one or more of the following destination page types:
- One or more Product pages
- Category page
- All Products within a category
- Manufacturer page
- Custom URLs (free text URL)
Manage Assigned List
Adding and editing your Assigned Keyword list is a snap, quickly find keywords using the A-Z index or "search by" open search. Order your Assigned keyword list based on multiple keyword parameters such as products, categories, URLs, popularity, date added, last date searched, etc.
Over-ride x-cart Search Results
When you search for a keyword using our Predictive Search module, by default the standard x-cart search routines are called as normal, returning all products matching your search - plus any extra destination pages you may have assigned to that keyword.
If you choose to over-ride the x-cart search results, then only those destinations assigned to the keyword will be returned in the search results.
The unassigned list stores all the keywords searched for by your customers that did not have a destination page associated with them. Examine what your visitors are searching for (within the unassigned list) and easily assign them to any destination page. These new keywords are then added to your assigned list. This facility allows you to organically grow your unassigned list based on your visitors input.
Statistical data for all keywords listed in the assigned & unassigned list is gathered over time - allowing you to determine your best performing keywords. This data could be used to feed into an Adwords campaign at a later date, focusing on your best performing keywords.
Using CSV files is the perfect way to manage large scale changes to your Predictive Search data. With Predictive Search, you can export your entire data set or choose to only export data based on various search and filter patterns. When exporting, you have two options: Simple & PS Format. For more details see our Predictive Search Video Tutorials »
Email Notifications & Module Settings
Email Notifications are used to inform the store admin when one or more keywords in the unassigned list have reached a pre-defined threshold based on its search popularity. For example, if an unassigned keyword is searched for more then 5 times, you can automatically send your store administrator an email highlighting the keywords so they can assign this keyword to a destination page.
Creating and Assigning Keywords
In this tutorial, we'll introduce some of the core features of our "Predictive Search" module, in particular how to add keywords to your "assigned list" and how your "Unassigned Lists" can grow organically with the help from your website users. Our Predictive Search module for x-cart, you can be setup to work "in parallel" or "independently" of your websites standard x-cart search facility.
Watch our Video to find out how »
Customising the Predictive Search Suggestion List
In this tutorial, we'll introduce some of the core features of our "Predictive Search" module, in particular how to add keywords to your "assigned list" and how your "Unassigned Lists" can grow organically with the help from your website users. Our Predictive Search module for x-cart can be setup to work "in parallel" or "independently" of your websites standard x-cart search facility.
Watch our Video to find out how »
Predictive Search Live Demo Website
Predictive Search for x-cart, is a highly sophisticated yet easy to use ajax-based search module, bursting at the seams with cool features.
Predictive Search in Action - Live Demo Website. To help demonstrate the power of our new Predictive Search advanced Search facility for x-cart, we have created a dedicated demo x-cart store:
Visit Predictive Search Demo Website »
Using the in-built keyword generator, we have created and assigned almost 500 unique keywords within our demo site. Using Ajax, our Predictive Search module is ready to dynamically suggest your keywords to your customers as they type into your websites search field.