How Sharepoint ranks a document in Search Results?

By Namwar Rizvi - Last updated: Monday, January 12, 2009 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Several times I have been asked about the way Sharepoint calculates the rank of a document in document search. Although, it is based on a complex probablistic algorithm developed by Microsft Researcher, following are some simple tips to know the background of search ranking and how to tune the search results. Please note, these tips are not an authentic statements from Microsoft, instead they are my observations and knowledge gained from other fellow Sharepoint experts.

According to Microsoft on Technet in this article

Ranking depends on:

Keeping the above points in mind, following observations have been made as mentioned in this blog

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