PartsLogic & Synonyms

Learn what synonyms are, how to create them, and apply them to your website's site search.

📆 last updated February 11, 2022

Why use Synonyms

Synonyms are words with same or similar meanings. For example: gorgeous and beautiful, curtains and drapes, etc. When a shopper searches for one word and you'd like that search to search for other similar words as well? You should use the PartsLogic's synonym feature. 

Synonyms are a great way to solve the issue of users that are searching for items that:

  • Are commonly misspelled (ie: tonneau)
  • Have multiple or regional names (ie: "bed cover" is another name for "tonneau cover")

How Synonyms Work in PartsLogic

Adding Uni-Directional Synonyms

  • Search term: tablet
  • Direction: => (uni-directional)
  • Synonym: ipad

Here, when a shopper searches for the word "tablet"; the term "ipad" is also searched. However, the vice-versa is not true. In order to also have the term "ipad" search for "tablet", a separate synonym will have to be created for that association.

 

Adding Bi-Directional Synonyms:
Search term: Sweater
Direction: no directional needed
Synonym: sweater, sweatshirt, jumper, woolly, woolen

Here, all the words (Sweater, sweatshirt, jumper, woolly, woolen) are treated as synonyms of one other. In other words, when a shopper searches for one of these words, all the other synonyms of the same are searched as well.

How to Create and Manage Synonyms

You must have a PartsLogic Admin account. If you do not have one, contact your customer service rep to get access.

 

⚡Creating and editing synonyms takes effect immediately. Make new synonyms or edit existing ones, and upon saving try searching your website immediately to review and test the result.

Create a New Synonym

  1. Login to the PartsLogic Admin application.
  2. Navigate to Merchandising > Synonyms
  3. Click on the [+ New] button
  4. Enter in the Search Term
  5. Choose either Unidirectional or Bi-Directional
  6. Enter in a comma separated list of search term synonyms
  7. Click the [ ✔️Save] button to save the entry.

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Edit an Existing Synonym

  1. Login to the PartsLogic Admin application.
  2. Navigate to Merchandising > Synonyms
  3. Place your cursor in any input field
  4. Edit the contents of the fields and or the synonym Type
  5. You may make edits to multiple synonyms
  6. When done, click the [ ✔️Save] button to save the edits.

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Delete an Existing Synonym

  1. Login to the PartsLogic Admin application.
  2. Navigate to Merchandising > Synonyms
  3. For the synonym you want to delete, click the red trash can button.
  4. You may delete multiple synonyms before saving the changes.
  5. ⚠️When done, you must click the [ ✔️Save] button to have the deletes take effect.

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Resources

Google Worksheet: Synonyms -  Best Practices May 2022 🔗