Removing Multiple Site Collections from Search Results in SharePoint Online


I recently blogged about a scenario that my customer was having whereby they needed to temporarily prevent a Site Collection from appearing in search results within SharePoint Online and I documented a solution that used a search query rule – http://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/fromthefield/2016/07/20/2095

My customer has been playing around with this and ran into some unexpected behaviour – in short if you have multiple sites that you’d like to omit from search results, consolidate these into a single query rule rather than creating a separate query rule for each to prevent inconsistent search results.

In my example below, I have omitted results for both the HR and Finance Site Collections using the “OR” operator.

 

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Brendan Griffin – @brendankarl

 

 


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