Setting up which parts of your product data to be searchable is an important step to customizing your search behavior to work exactly the way you want it to, and for customers to see the most relevant results for their searches. You can use the Searching page in the SearchSpring Management Console to set up your site's search behavior.
The list of product fields on the left side are all of your fields that are searchable. Any fields that are not searchable will not return products when there are search matches within that field. For example, if the "Color" field is not searchable, then customers searching for "red" likely won't get very good results, if any at all.
To add a field to the "Searchable" area, simply use a field's left-side handle to drag the field you want to add from the "All Fields" list on the right into the searchable area on the left. You can also click the grey "plus" icon on a field to add it to the searchable list. There is no need to save, changes are saved automatically.
You can quickly find a field by using the "Filter" area at the top of the "All Fields" list.
To make a field no longer searchable, click the grey "minus" icon the field you'd like to remove from the searchable list.
The order of fields in the Searchable list determines the importance of each field. Fields closer to the top will be considered more important than those below them.
For example, if one product has "yellow" in its Title field and another item has "yellow" in its Color field, then setting the priority to Color will make it so that the product with "yellow" in its Color field will be placed before the other product in the search results.
You can easily reorder field priority by dragging them up and down using the drag handle on the left of each searchable field.
You can also use this page to rename your fields to appear the way you'd like them to appear on your site (such as in filter faceting). Click the name of a field to make changes to it. Once you click away from it, the changes will be saved.