I've been hanging off looking into this for some time but have decided now I really need to after doing a bit of testing. The search results I'm getting aren't accurate enough, and I have no idea why.
For example I have 3 Call of Duty reviews (at least) on the site. Searching for Call of Duty review doesn't bring back a positive result until page 3 (there are 9 results on each page), and even worse there are 3 completely different games that appear before this one that have the word review in the title. I would really expect the first 3 results to be the 3 COD reviews we have.
I've tried changing the weights and the default operator but no matter what I do I can't even get one of the reviews onto the first page.
Currently I have Post Title weighted at 5, with tags at 1(I've tried both at 5, tags at 5 and title at 1 etc) and comments and categories at 0. I also have fuzzy search turned off.
Any ideas how I can get the results to be more accurate? For information there are more than 3000 documents in the index.