Optimize Search Relevance in SharePoint 2013
Search in SharePoint 2013 provides a comprehensive set of tools to manage search relevance. Not only does it combine and improve upon the best tools available in Fast Search for SharePoint 2010 and Search Server 14, but it also introduces the notion of query rules, that allow administrators to control relevance for a single query or sets of queries using a straightforward user interface. In this talk, we will explain how ranking works under the hood, and give hands on demonstrations of how to use query rules, result sources, XRANK, federation to external search providers and the rank tuning tool to improve your relevance. Weâ€™ll explain which of the tools are most appropriate for various situations. Weâ€™ll also explain about the Relevance Lifecycle: the iterative process of finding problem queries and fixing them that is essential to optimizing your relevance.