Superseding Search Keywords

All pages in the CMS, while editing, under the General Tab, have a superseding search keywords property. This will give that specific page the highest priority for the specified keywords.

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Setting the Superseding Search Keywords

The Superseding Search Keywords can be set under the General Tab for the page:

These keywords should be entered in the following format:

word1 word2 word3 word4 word5

Each word has a space separating them. You cannot specify a phrase or expression to match a specific search phrase or expression; rather, the user who is searching, will dictate how a search is performed against all search data.

For the following example, the Superseding Keyword page has the words "Superseding", "search", and "keyword" set as its Superseding search keywords.  Thus, in a search, the documentation for the Superseding Search keywords should appear as prioritized when any of those words are used in a search:

Web Search Prioritization


An example of the search prioritization is shown above. You will notice that "Superseding Search Keyword" is the first search result. This is because the search expression matched "Superseding" and "keywords". Because both keywords were found in the "Superseding Search Keyword" box, the page was prioritized first. If the page did not have any superseding search keywords set, it would be prioritized by how often the words appeared in the title, then the headings, etc.

Search Logic

This search logic is applied to all tags within the content, as well as the superseding search keywords property value. The following tags/properties are scanned to determine priority within a giving listing (in order of priority multiplier):

  • [Superseding Search Keywords]
  • < title >
  • < h1 >
  • < h2 >
  • < h3 >
  • < h4 >
  • < h5 >
  • < p > / Other

It should also be noted that the website search supports boolean search logic. This means that it supports the following operators:

  • AND
  • OR
  • NOT (- alternatively used)
  • "Exact"

By default, all keywords are combined with the AND operator. Other operators can be specified in any combination. An example might be:

continuing and education not study