More Control Over Search Results Order
It's now possible to artificially "boost" the ranking of specific content on your site when searches are performed for specific keywords. Before getting into how that's done, let's first review how the search results are found and ordered on Site Builder v2 sites.
When someone searches for one or more keywords, the search engine checks to see if those keywords appear in any indexed content on your site. Once it has a collection of all that content, it sorts it by relevance, which is based on the number of times those keywords appear in the A individual item of content. For example, a page, a news article, and an event are all content items, which correspond to the Page, News, and Event content types, respectively. , and where they appear in the content.
When calculating this relevance score, a higher weight is given if the keyword appears in the content's title versus its body. So even if a keyword appears 5 times in the body of Page A and only 1 time in the title of Page B, Page B will likely still be displayed on top of Page A because the title holds much more weight.
In version 2.10 of Site Builder, we've added a new field called Search Keywords to the Page, News, Event, and Person content types. Keywords that are matched in this new keyword field are weighted higher than keywords that appear in the title, and way higher than keywords that appear in the body.
Practically speaking, this allows you to artificially "boost" pages higher up in the search results for specific keywords, even if those keywords don't appear naturally within the content.
Learn more about search and where this field is located in the search documentation.
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- #841 - Fixed an issue where the task links (view, edit, delete) for content items did not appear on the page when comparing two revisions.
- #863 - When adding or editing a content item, the thumbnail preview of a selected featured image or icon are now larger.
- #901 - Fixed issue where it was not possible for editors to view taxonomy terms after unpublishing them.
- #1122 - It's now possible to boost internal site search result rankings for News, People, Events, and Pages by providing one or more search keywords. If someone searches for one of the keywords, content with that keyword is more likely to appear at the top of search results.
- #1195 - Fixed a bug where the email link on pages would not include a pre-filled subject or body.
- #1200 - Fixed a bug with publication list blocks where populating a redirect link for a publication would cause the publication title to not be linked.
- #1204 - Publications: The DOI field is now output as a link. The URL field now outputs link text "External link to reference" for improved UX and accessibility.
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