We are working with a cross-site publishing set up and that is all hooked up and working well for navigation and showing the catalog/list of entries on the publishing side. Actually we have two remote catalogs that are connected and both are working fine.
The problem is with a user-initiated search of the publishing site -- it doesn't return any results. And that would be because "technically" the contents of a managed catalog connection aren't on "this site." But from the USER'S perspective they are part of this site and should be included.
I see both remote catalogs as Site Collection search result sources and as Search (site) result sources. And the default search result source is the "Local SharePoint Results."
So my conception is that I want all three to be rolled up into the "default for search this site." It really should be transparent for the user. They shouldn't need to have special knowledge of how we arranged the information for them to search it.
How can I go about setting that up? How do I combine multiple search results into one search this site?