Posts Tagged ‘search results’

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How to Boost Up Your On-Site Search with a Product Experience Page

On-site search is often a component that often gets overlooked because it can be complicated and challenging to tweak and tune this element of your site with ease. However, before jumping in to set priorities for boosting specific terms, which could lead to negative consequences elsewhere on your website, I recommend looking at product data to enhance your on-site search.  Product data is vital to the […]

Search Results: Tools to Give Users What They Want Now

Consumers know what they want, and they want it now. We live in a wonderful world where you can have a made-to-order sandwich delivered in just 15 minutes. With customer expectations set high, it’s unlikely that they will stay on a site if they can’t find what they are looking for in under 15 seconds. […]

Google Removing All Right Side PPC Ads

Last Friday, rumors started circulating that Google planned to remove all PPC ads on the right-hand side of search results. These rumors have now been confirmed by Google. Today, final changes to the roll-out will be completed. Google has removed paid search ads from the right side of the search results page, reportedly due to […]

Advanced Content Targeting in SharePoint – Part 3

This is the third post in this series. In the last two posts (here and here), we implemented a custom token for the logged in user which filters incoming content in the search index based on the user’s profile attributes, and then creating display templates to render custom result URLs. Today we will dive into […]

SharePoint 2013 – Search not displaying all results

Scenario: While building a search based application in SharePoint 2013, I observed a behavior which I thought was quirky. A page on a publishing site had a Search Results web part and a Content by Search web part. While configuring them, I set them to have the same query and result source. Expected result would’ve […]

How to Make the Most of SharePoint Search

I have had a number of clients share with me that SharePoint Search does not work.  I find it interesting, since some clients implement SharePoint specifically for search.  When we dig a little deeper, we typically find the problem is not SharePoint.  The problem is actually the volume and relevancy of content returned in the […]

Infinite Scrolling, Yay or Nay?

The emerging use of infinite scrolling in 2012 is something you’re probably familiar with, but may not realize it yet. Think of searching for an image on Google images. Or how about search results on Pinterest, Lookbook, Polyvore or Udemy. You’ll find it more common in “search results” type applications, but there doesn’t seem to […]

SP2013 Search –Display Templates Overview (Part 1)

“A Fond Farewell to .xslt” If you’re a SharePoint Search developer, or are heavily involved in Search in SharePoint, I believe that you will be pleasantly pleased with some of the changes that should make developing on the SharePoint 2013 platform simpler. However, the downside in this case is that all of that wonderful work […]