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Re: [swish-e] Ranking Trouble

From: Joshua Sowin <joshua.sowin(at)>
Date: Tue Jun 05 2007 - 19:47:36 GMT
Thanks Peter. I've read that part of the FAQ but didn't see anything that
seemed like it would fix this problem. I don't have that setting set in the
config -- do you recommend it be set to "no"?

To change the rank, do I change this:

void SwishRankScheme( SW_HANDLE sw, int scheme );


void SwishRankScheme( SW_HANDLE sw, 1 );




> From: Peter Karman <>
> Reply-To: Swish-e Users Discussion List <>
> Date: Tue, 05 Jun 2007 13:07:23 -0500
> To: Swish-e Users Discussion List <>
> Subject: Re: [swish-e] Ranking Trouble
> On 06/05/07 12:19, Joshua Sowin wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> I've been using swish-e for a large website for about a year now but
>> we're having some major ranking problems. For instance, we have a
>> product called "When I Don't Desire God" and it uses that exact name in
>> the title and h1. You'd think it would be the first result when someone
>> types that EXACT phrase in (with or without quotes), but without quotes
>> it's not even on the first page! Things that are comparatively unrelated
>> come up, because they have the word "god" in them a number of times, but
>> do not have the requested search phrase anywhere.
>> Does anyone know how to solve this? It seems like what needs to happen
>> is have swish-e rank things higher if the words occur in order or in
>> proximity. I couldn't find a setting for that in the config, but maybe
>> I'm missing the obvious. I'm sure others have had this problem, too.
> Make sure you've read:
> You might try RankScheme 1 to see if that helps at all. That's a cheap
> way to test (no re-indexing required if you already have
> IgnoreTotalWordCountWhenRanking set to 'no').
> -- 
> Peter Karman  .  .  peter(at)
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