SharePoint Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for SharePoint enthusiasts. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Ranking Keywords in Sharepoint

I configured and added keywords what wat suggested in the above post. However, when I do a search (even after incremental crawl) the preferred site is not showing up at all (not even on the first page). It should be the first item on the search result.

What else I am missing?

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Search best bets are in a separate web part on the search results page. Edit the page and look to see if there's a Search Best Bets web part. If not, click the Add a Web Part heading in the area where you'd like it and select it from the list of seach web parts.

share|improve this answer
Yes, best bet webpart is present in the result.aspx page and i can see the wp. however, the result for best bet is blank. – Robert Half Jul 22 '11 at 20:14
So at, when users search, are they being directed to (or something similar)? Are the best bets defined at and pointed to a site collection the users have permission to? – Eric Alexander Jul 22 '11 at 20:46
no, the best bets are defined at the another site collection but under the same web app ( – Robert Half Jul 22 '11 at 21:02
Eric: I think I got the idea. I put the keyword at the site and now its doing the magic. – Robert Half Jul 22 '11 at 21:45
Great, glad we got it sorted out! – Eric Alexander Jul 23 '11 at 1:28

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.