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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:

https://company.sharepoint.com/sites/SiteName/_layouts/15/search.aspx

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

https://company.sharepoint.com/search/Pages/results.aspx

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. – Ganesh Sanap Jun 10 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 – jose luis gonzalez clua Jun 10 at 12:19
  • Welcome, does this solves your issue? If yes, I will write it as an answer below. – Ganesh Sanap Jun 10 at 12:21
  • yes, it did solve. – jose luis gonzalez clua Jun 10 at 12:59
  • Great, glad it solved your issue. I have added it as an answer below. Please Upvote(^) and accept as an Answer as it helped you. – Ganesh Sanap Jun 10 at 13:05
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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:

https://tenant.sharepoint.com/search

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

  1. Custom Search Center
  2. Manage the Search Center in SharePoint
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You can use the existing modern search results page in your site that exists at this url:

https://yourtenantname.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursitename/_layouts/15/search.aspx?q=hello

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:

https://yourtenantname.sharepoint.com/sites/yoursitename/_layouts/15/search.aspx/people?q=Jose

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

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