1

Let's say I have a Keyword "Hello", and a Best Bet associated to it called "Hello There". Let's say I have another Keyword "Goodbye", and a Best Bet associated to it called "Goodbye Son".

  • If I search for "Hello", I get the "Hello There" Best Bet (expected).
  • If I search for "Goodbye", I get the "Goodbye Son" Best Bet (expected).
  • If I search for "Hello Goodbye", neither Best Bet shows up (unexpected).
  • If I search for either keyword with anything else in the query, neither Best Bet shows up (unexpected).

This behaviour seems counter-intuitive; I'd expect to see two best bets when I search for "Hello Goodbye" or "Goodbye Hello". Is this the OoB behaviour as designed or a bug?

Thanks.

0

In 2010 the Best Bet behavior is very unsophisticated. You have to develop a crude set of possible synonyms. If you want significantly better handling for your Best Bets you should look at SharePoint 2013 Search.

  • Thanks for the suggestion. I've been hitting the Best Bet limitations at every turn! Unfortunately, upgrading to SharePoint 2013 is not a simple solution to this problem. – Eccentropy Oct 26 '13 at 15:17
  • I understand, though you can add a SharePoint 2013 Search Instance without upgrading your 2010 farm and get the benefit of 2013 Search while you plan your upgrade. – Matthew McDermott Oct 28 '13 at 13:14

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.