Managing Boosting Rules

Using the PartsLogic Admin app, learn how to create and manager boosting rules to promote (or de-mote) product results

๐Ÿ“† last updated March 24, 2022

Read How boosting rules work to learn what boosting rules are and how boosting promotes or demotes products in search results

 

โšก Power Tip
Experiment with boosting rules to see what the results are. You may need to adjust the Score of rules to get the desired effect. 


Create a New Boosting Rule

Creating your first boosting rule is simple and can be done in seconds. 

  1. Using the main navigation navigate to Merchandising > Boosting Rules
  2. Click on the button titled [ + NEW ], a modal popup will appear for you to define your boosting rule.
    1. Name
      Define a name for the business rule. Use something that will make sense to you when you need to find the rule later.
    2. Publish Date
      By defining a publish date you can plan out your boosting rules in advance and/or create rules that never expire.
      1. Active To
        This is required, click on the field and choose a date which you wish for the boosting rule to take effect. Typically this will be the same day as you are creating it.
      2. Until
        This is NOT required, and if left blank, the rule does not have an expiration date. You can however choose a date that the rule is to expire.
    3. Score
      Define the relevancy score multiplier. Learn more about how the boosting rule scoring works here.
      You may use the following values:
      ๐Ÿ”ผ 1.1 - 10 - Promotes of boosts results
      ๐Ÿ”ฝ 0.1 - 0.9 - Demotes or de-boosts results

    4. Next, define the additive characteristics of the rule to be applied to products in the search results.
      1. Products (Max Limit 20)
        Enter in keyword terms to find and select the individual products you want to boost. Entering in a part number will give you the quickest and concise result.
      2. Brand Assignment (Max Limit 20)
        Enter in keyword to find and select individual brands of products you wish to boost.
      3. Categories Assignment (Max Limit 20)
        Enter in keyword to find and select individual categories you wish to boost.boost products by category assignment. 
        โš ๏ธNote: This characteristic only applies to the end category assignment and not the parent category assignment.
      4. Price Range (Max Limit 2)
        You may define a single price or a price range. 
        1. Greater than
        2. Greater than or equal to
        3. Less than
        4. Less than or equal to
  3. After you have defined your rule, click on the [ SAVE ] button.

Boosting Rule: Simple Example

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The most common use case for a boosting rule is to boost specific brands, typically forever.

This example shows a boosting rule that:

  • Is titled "Brand - Retrax"
  • Is active from April 1st, 2022 and does not expire.
  • Applies to products that are
    • Assigned to the "Retrax" brand

Boosting Rule: Complex Example

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A more complex use case is a rule with a publish date, applies to products with a combination of characteristics.

This example shows a boosting rule that:

  • Is titled "Brand - Retrax"
  • Is active from April 1st, 2022 and expires on April 30th, 2022
  • Applies to products that are:
    • Assigned to the "Retrax" brand
      +And
    • Assigned to the "Retractable Tonneau Covers" category
      +And
    • Have a price greater than or equal to $999

 


๐Ÿ˜€ Immediate Effect - Boosting rules take effect immediately. When you create, edit, or delete a boosting rule you can check the effect immediately by searching your website.

 

Editing an Existing Boosting Rule

You may edit and adjust your boosting rules. 

  1. Using the main navigation navigate to Merchandising > Boosting Rules
  2. Locate the desired boosting rule that you wish to edit. Some tips on finding your boosting rule include:
    1. Use the search bar near the top right of the page, enter in a keyword to find the boosting rule name
    2. Or click on the table column headers to sort the rules by name and find it that way.
  3. For the rule you wish to edit, click the โœ๏ธedit icon.
  4. The modal popup is presented and you may edit the boosting rule.
  5. When done click on the [ SAVE ] button to save our changes.
  6. You can also click the [ CANCEL ] button if you wish for those changes to not save.

Delete an Existing Boosting Rule

You may delete your boosting rules at anytime.

  1. Using the main navigation navigate to Merchandising > Boosting Rules
  2. Locate the desired boosting rule that you wish to delete.
  3. Click on the ๐Ÿ—‘๏ธ delete icon. A confirmation modal popup will ask that your are sure you want to delete the rule. Click on [ Yes, Delete boosting rule ]