Create and import query suggestions in SharePoint 2013

An easy way to help users search for information in SharePoint is to create query suggestions. Query suggestions are words that appear under the search box as users type a query. SharePoint automatically creates a query suggestion when users have clicked a search result for a query at least six times. For example, if users…

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Create and import a thesaurus in SharePoint Server 2013

  In this blog post: Why synonyms matter when you search How to create a thesaurus  How to import a thesaurus NOTE: Thesaurus is not available in SharePoint Online.   Why synonyms matter when you searchPeople are different. Not only do we look and dress differently, but when we communicate, we use different words to…

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How to add a custom search vertical to your search results page in SharePoint 2013

This is a blog post in the series, “How to set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013”.  In the previous blog post, I showed you how to add and configure refiners to you search results page.  In this post you’ll learn: Using a search vertical in an everyday situation About search verticals in SharePoint 2013…

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Plan to use refiners on a search results page in SharePoint 2013

This is a blog post in the series, “Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013”.  In the previous blog post, I showed you how to create a result source, and how to configure the Search Results Web Part to use this new result source. In this post you’ll learn: How refiners helped me plan…

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How to create a Search Center Site Collection and enable crawling of your content in SharePoint 2013

This is a blog post in the series “Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013”.  In this blog post, you’ll learn: How to create a Search Center Site Collection How to start a full crawl in Central Administration How to enable continuous crawls in Central Administration How to set continuous crawl interval How to…

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Set up a Search Center in SharePoint 2013

A Search Center is a portal where you can search for content on your organization’s intranet. In this blog series we’ll help you plan, set up and manage a Search Center in SharePoint 2013. But before we dive into the details, we’ll give you some background information and a few planning tips and tricks.  …


Search Engine Optimization (SEO) in SharePoint Server 2013

If you’re a website owner, you know how important it is that users can easily find your website by using Internet search engines such as Bing or Google. The higher your website is shown in the search results list, the more likely it is that users will click on it. Just think of your own…


How to change the order in which search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013

In the series “How to change the way search results are displayed in SharePoint Server 2013” I showed you how you can customize the way your search results are displayed by adding custom icons and properties. When it comes to displaying search results, design and content are indeed very important, however there is one thing…

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