We currently have a point system in place for search results, which helps order matching terms by highest to lowest score.
Some basic scoring factors include:
- How many times a search term appears in a document.
- How many matching terms that are rarer versus more common terms.
- How many terms within a multi-term search match.
Currently 'date' is not a factor, however, this will be included as part of a search upgrade coming soon, which will then give a scoring "boost" to newly added resources.
Terms matching titles and keywords are also included in the scoring of search results.
The scoring metrics are as below:
- Unique ID: 2.5
- Title: 2.5
- Description: 2.3
- Keywords: 0.3
- Content: 0.25
- Metadata: 0.10