The Catalog Search seems to be returning irrelevant search results probably because it is searching also based on descriptions. What are the proper CATALOG SEARCH settings? Also - layered navigation seems to be connected with this somehow - what is layered navigation and how do I know if I have it or not?

  • Which magento are you using? Community or Enterprise? If Enterprise use `solar', it's very good. Commented Jun 12, 2015 at 0:28

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I too faced the same problem before. This is because by default "description" attribute is set to Searchable.


  1. Login to Magento Admin Panel.
  2. Goto Catalog > Attributes > Manage Attributes
  3. Search for "description" attribute and edit it.
  4. Change Searchable field to NO
  5. Save it.
  6. ReIndex data.
  7. Clear Cache if required.

This should work. =)


  • Also though this, but here in 2.4.3-p1 + sample data and on a custom store of the same version, it keeps indexing it even after this 🤔 Commented Mar 21, 2022 at 21:31

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