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SharePoint 2010 All-in-One For Dummies by Veli-Matti Vanamo, Kevin Laahs, Emer McKenna

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Chapter 8: Designing and Administering Search

In This Chapter

Building a search results page

Administering search

In Book III, Chapter 6, we describe the main components of the SharePoint search architecture and the core end-user features that are available out of the box. In this chapter we show you how to implement many of the search features.

Designing the Search Experience

To show you how to leverage various search features we walk through the configuration steps to produce the search results shown in Figure 8-1. The top part of this figure shows the search query that was executed from within a team site (http://www.nut2craic.com/sites/music), and the bottom half shows the results page (http://www.nut2craic.com/pages/instruments.aspx).

The main features used to create the page in Figure 8-1 are

Search scopes: Defined for use within the team site.

Search results landing page: Page for a specific search scope.

Top federated search: Result from the Internet.

Federated search location: Retrieve and display images.

Refiner: Based on a custom property.

We describe the configuration of these main components in the following sections.

Figure 8-1: A custom search page.

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Creating an Enterprise Search Center site

An Enterprise Search Center site hosts the search results page queries that users execute. This site can be either in its own site collection or a subsite, and it ...

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