Introduction to SharePoint Search

A SharePoint Online tutorial by Peter Kalmström

SharePoint iconSharePoint has several ways to search among all or part of the information gathered in sites or lists, and in a series of articles we will take a closer look at what you can do with the SharePoint search features.

SharePoint searches in an index, so common for all SharePoint search methods is that it takes a while before new items or documents show up in searches. A crawler updates the index in the background when you add/change or remove content from SharePoint, but that crawler takes time to do its work. A search schema helps the crawler decide what content and metadata to pick up, and in Office 365 we have limited control over that process.

In the demo below Peter Kalmstrom, CEO and Systems Designer of Business Solutions, shows search methods that he will go into in more detail in later demonstrations. He also explains how to tell SharePoint which pages are the most important ones in the tenancy.

Order Site Pages after Search Importance

  1. Open the SharePoint Admin center and click on the 'search' link in the left panel.
  2. Click on 'Manage Authoritative Pages' in the right panel.
  3. Order the already existing site collections and add new pages. Click OK when finished.

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