I'm wanting to hide the "People Results" from my search results using the Search web part.

How do I go about doing this? All help is appreciated!

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What you are viewing is a Promoted Results block. It is enabled by default via a query rule named People Name in SharePoint Search which defines a people promoted results for Local SharePoint Results.

If you dont want to see these results, you need to make it inactive.

To do that, you need to go to Site Collection > Site Settings > Query Rules in the search section.

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After that, select the result source.

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Here, select the People Name in SharePoint Search" rule and make it inactive as below:

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After the above steps are done, the people promoted results will be not displayed after a couple of minutes. If you are impatient like me, just reindex the site collection !


It seems like somebody thinks that the people group is a good idea, as they have added a query rule to that effect. See this for details https://support.office.com/en-us/article/understanding-query-rules-8ca2588d-9dc7-45aa-90a4-428d4d695d07

  • Yep, that is an out of the box People match rule. Jul 11, 2018 at 20:09

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