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  Asked By: Keaton    Date: Jun 01    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 1093

Is there a way to get Sharepoint search to allow searching within links
on pages, in a similar way to Google's link: field search? We'd like to
be able to find all pages that link to a specific page.



6 Answers Found

Answer #1    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Jun 01

Upgrade to MOSS 2007, replace the built-in search  components with your
own (HUGE task), or buy a third party product (I think Ontilica has
search within search results)?

Answer #2    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Jun 01

Had an opportunity to work with Ontolica with my last client. They have, IMHO, the best third party search  tool available. There are a series of not so easy tasks to implement it (mostly, dealing with document tagging, editing schema.xml for each library, etc...), but once up and running, the search results page  offer a "drill-down" Web part to allow navigation through the search results. It uses the SharePoint API so it doesn't break anything. The search feature is standard OOTB searching  but the product forces the user to apply metadata to every document, hence the vastly improved search results but anyone can do that on their own. Where the product shines is in its ability to manipulate the search results with grouping by area, topic, site, and allowing the user to drill into the respective grouping.

Answer #3    Answered By: Alisha Holmes     Answered On: Jun 01

I thought there wouldn't be an easy solution. Just to be clear - I
was asking about searching  within links on the text of pages, not
within search  results. So, as in Google, I would
type "link:www.asha.org" and the search engine would find  every page
that links to www.asha.org. Is there anything built in to
Sharepoint for that?

Answer #4    Answered By: Laura Walker     Answered On: Jun 01

I don't think Ontolica will do that ... their strength is the ability to drill down within the context of search  results. From what I have seen, they have concentrated on search more than any other third party so it would be worth an email to them, for sure. http://www.ontolica.com/Company/Contact.php

Answer #5    Answered By: Nina Banks     Answered On: Jun 01

Even if it doesn't offer a "link:" search, it sounds
like it would be worth checking out.

Answer #6    Answered By: Sharonda Mcfarland     Answered On: Jun 01

Yes, I do think that is built into SharePoint search  SQL query syntax. I
don't know if this is the best document:

Same URL: http://tinyurl.com/r8twt

Nikander and Margriet Bruggeman wrote a 70 page  paper on using the SQL
query syntax but it is only available on this pay site (I can't even
find my copy but I think that they are excellent writers):

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