The MyOrderDesk search bar is a utility your customers can use to search through your site to find relevant products to their interest. In this article, we will outline its default behavior as well as how to optimize search results to increase the relevancy to your customer's queries.
The behavior of the MyOrderDesk Search Bar
The order form and catalog's names are searchable in addition to the docmart items names, customer ids, and description. These will be triggered and displayed by the title of the order form or catalog. If a catalog has sub-catalogs, the sub-catalogs will not display in the search results, however, their parent catalog will appear. Additionally, if you have an order form turned on as part of a catalog it will display in the search results as "order form name in catalog name"
If an order form or catalog is marked as hidden or disabled, our search bar will ignore it and that result will not be displayed to the end-user.
If a DocMart item exists in multiple Catalogs, and you would like to hide the duplicates in the search results, you can add a script in the SEO/Code area. See here for details.
DocMart items behave differently in the search bar. In order for them to appear, they must be referenced on a field of the order form. This is relevant for both DocMart's single items and lists. If a single item is added only that item will be searchable. If a list is added to an order from every item in that list will be searchable.
EzMerge templates by default will not be searchable but, but the respective order form or catalogs they are on will be searchable.
Optimizing the MyOrderDesk Search Bar
You can optimize order forms and catalogs to come up based on certain keywords. This would allow you to have an array of words or phrases that will trigger this order form to display in search results.
To set this option open the order form you desire to optimize in edit mode and select the options tab on the menu bar. In the meta keywords box add any keywords you like to trigger this order form to display. Generally speaking the more keywords you add the better, assuming they are relevant to the product being sold.