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Modify your SharePoint Best Bet Search results

Apr 7, 2012
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Just a quick run down on how to keep track, add, modify and delete the Best Bets search results on SharePoint.

Best Bets are relevant items that you can choose for a search string. You can add a link to a best bet keyword which will appear as the top of the search results. You can add as many keywords are required and add as many variations as required for each keyword.

So how do you keep track of keywords for best bets. Well first thing you need to do is open the site in a browser (though against my better judgement), I would say it’s always better to do SharePoint related stuff with Internet Explorer.

Add a keyword Best Bet

  • Click Site Settings, and in the Site Administration section, click Search keywords.
  • On the Keywords page, click the keyword under which you want to add a keyword Best Bet, and then click Add Keyword Best Bet.
  • On the Add Keyword Best Bet page, in the Title and Description section, type a title and description for this keyword Best Bet.
  • In the Address section, type the address for the item that you are adding as a keyword Best Bet.
  • In the Keyword section, click Change parent keyword to add this keyword Best Bet to a different keyword than the one listed.
  • In the Keyword Chooser window, select the keyword under which to add this keyword Best Bet, and then click OK.
  • On the Keywords page, click OK.

Edit a keyword Best Bet

  • Click Site Settings, and in the Site Administration section, click Search keywords.
  • On the Keywords page, point to the keyword Best Bet, click the arrow on the bar that appears, and then click Edit on the menu that appears.
  • On the Change Settings page, in the General tab, in the Title and Description section, type a new title or description for this keyword Best Bet.
  • In the Address section, type the address for the item that you are adding as a keyword Best Bet.NOTE   You might need to change the address if the item’s location has changed, or if you want to point this keyword Best Bet at a different item.
  • In the Keyword section, click Change parent keyword to add this keyword Best Bet to a different keyword than the one listed.
  • In the Keyword Chooser window, select the keyword under which to add this keyword Best Bet, and then click OK.
  • In the Related Best Bets section, keyword Best Bets for other keywords that point to the same item as this keyword Best Bet are listed. Click the listed keyword Best Bets to edit those keyword Best Bets at the same time as you edit this keyword Best Bet. If this is the only keyword Best Bet that points to this item, no links are shown.
  • In the Dates section, you see when this keyword Best Bet was created and who created it, as well as when it was last modified and who modified it.
  •  NOTE   This information cannot be changed, but it may be useful for managing this keyword Best Bet.
  • Click the Publishing tab to view or change the publishing settings for this keyword Best Bet.
  • In the Approval Status section, select a status for this keyword Best Bet.
  • Click OK.

Delete keyword Best Bet

  • Click Site Settings, and in the Site Administration section, click Search keywords.
  • On the Keywords page, point to the keyword Best Bet, click the arrow on the bar that appears, and then click Delete on the menu that appears.
  • On the confirmation message that appears, click OK.

 

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