Expanding search capabilities

I’m curious - have any of you thought about or actually done something to expand the search capabilities of cs-cart?

I was thinking it could possibly be a useful feature to search the meta key words as well, and perhaps the categories themselves as well – maybe even provide a “relevance” percentage… If this is too much to ask from a shopping cart, does anyone know of any good 3rd party search solutions?

I agree. I’m disappointed in the main search box. Advanced search works pretty well, but that main search box is the one the majority of users use first. I’m sure there’s some way to code the a particular advanced search into the main box, and that’s what I will look into until a better version comes out.