In our Dev environment, I can see the search results by default go to a page within the site I did the search, for example:


Now, in the client environment they have a different site for the the search results:


This site was created even before we migrated the SP 2013 On-Prem to Online. It was configured in the OnPrem to search in the cloud.

So I was thinking I could create a Search Site from a kind of Search Site template, and then associate the search results to it from the sites I want.

I looked for that in SharePoint Admin but could not find any Search Site template.

Maybe it needs to be created from Office 365 Admin center?

  • Try hitting this URL in browser to check if the search site collection is created in your tenant or not: https://tenant.sharepoint.com/search. Also check this and this. let me know if it helps. Jun 10, 2020 at 5:29
  • Ha, the site was already there. I can't believe I didn't try the url before asking... I realized my custom theme was not present there... The links are awesome. Thanks Jun 10, 2020 at 12:19
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In SharePoint Online, there will be a search site collection created. URL of the site collection is in below format. Try hitting this URL in browser tab:


Also check below documentations which will help you to configure search:

  1. Custom Search Center
  2. Manage the Search Center in SharePoint

You can use the existing modern search results page in your site that exists at this url:


You can redirect users to this page and replacing the q query param with the actual term you want them to search for.

For example, if you want them to search for people instead, you will use this:


Each tab in that page corresponds to a specific URL that you can use.

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