Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

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Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

Postby Bolster » Wed Dec 07, 2022 12:31 am

OK, this isn't so much of a forum issue as a Spyderco.com issue:

When searching for a particular model of a knife at Spyderco.com, I've noticed the search box is seriously unintelligent.

Just One Example:

Search for "Stretch K390" and you get "No Results Found for Products."

Enter "Stretch", sort through 7 results (2 of which are not Stretch) and there is the K390 Stretch.

Enter "Stretch 2" and you get 8 results (with several of the results being different than searching "Stretch.")

Enter "Stretch FRN" and you get nothing.

Enter "Stretch Lightweight" and you get one discontinued result (but misses the Stretch 2 XL LW).

Enter "Stretch XL" and you get nothing (though "Stretch 2 XL" gets 2 hits).

Above results are very similar with other searches...the search routine "can't even." It's as if search words have to very closely match the title given on a particular page, or the search gets seriously confused. What's up with that? How can a search box in 2020 be so...clueless?
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Re: Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

Postby Bolster » Wed Oct 11, 2023 10:23 pm

Spyderco, please: Search for 'Police Lightweight' and the search can't find anything... Screenshot of the Police Lightweight below.
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Re: Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

Postby Bolster » Wed Oct 25, 2023 9:33 pm

Can't find
lil native
will only find
lil' native
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Re: Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

Postby Bolster » Sun Oct 29, 2023 3:26 pm

Can't find MicroJimbo if there's a space between the two words...
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Re: Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

Postby Bolster » Fri Dec 22, 2023 4:53 pm

Search for "manix back lock" finds nothing... and yet... there it is...
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Re: Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

Postby Buddafucco » Sun Dec 24, 2023 8:57 am

Bolster wrote:
Fri Dec 22, 2023 4:53 pm
Search for "manix back lock" finds nothing... and yet... there it is...

The Paramilitary is a fun one. You get different results for Paramilitary and Para Military. Also, capitalizing different letters will sort the results differently. para military, Para military, paraMilitary, etc.
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Re: Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

Postby rangefinder » Wed Dec 27, 2023 12:41 pm

I have found the best way to search the spyderco.com product listings is to use the SKU prefix. e.g., for Paramilitary (1 and 2) variants, search for "c81". (This won't return any Para3 variants, since those all start with "c223".) Or for Manix variants, search for "c101".

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Re: Inaccurate Search on Spyderco Website

Postby Bolster » Thu Jan 18, 2024 11:34 pm

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