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SharePoint search: some ranking factors

SharePoint search takes into account keywords in titles, URLS and hyperlinks. In each case the keywords need to be separated by spaces/underscores.

It also favours:

  • HTML over documents, PPT over Word, and Word over Excel
  • high-level pages
  • shorter content pages/documents

These can be changed but it is generally not advised (imagine the manual equivalent of a plumber sucking air through his teeth).

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Written by Karen

January 2nd, 2009 at 7:19 am

Posted in search,sharepoint