We are having a problem with our "Trending #tags" webpart that is not displaying any data. It resides on the MySite host default page, (default.aspx).

From my understanding #tags which are mentioned on the newsfeed should appear within this webpart? Thus I have created multiple conversations with different #tags but no success with the webpart.

It just displays: "Tagging's been quiet lately. No trending tags right now."

Am I missing a step maybe? I have looked around but found nothing.

Thanks in advance...

EDIT: Would Search crawls have anything to do with this?

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    Merging this with a newer very similar question - hope that may get this answered.
    – SPDoctor
    Jun 24, 2013 at 11:00
  • also fighting with this ...tried everything..added the default content account to the metadata service etc. etc.... still not working is this a MS bug?
    – user37122
    Dec 18, 2014 at 17:40

2 Answers 2


You need to navigate to Search Service Application > Content Sources and ensure that 'Local SharePoint Sites' content source has been crawled before. This should resolve the problem.



Messing with the default search configuration was a bad idea, re-added the default content sources and the webpart populated. Re-deploying Search Service application could be easier and cleaner.

  • Currently having this issue. What a terrible answer.
    – Lotok
    Dec 4, 2013 at 14:46

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