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Exclude shared content from search results

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  1. Tony Powell
    Tony Powell avatar
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    27 Jan 2010
    10 Nov 2010
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    Is there an easy way to exclude shared content from search results? We use shared content to create manual, in-page menus and search results are returning these menu links. I read in an earlier forum post (couple years ago, actually) that there would be ways to filter out such content from the Services > Index admin interface, but I see none (I'm running 3.7 SP3).
  2. Ivan Dimitrov
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    12 Sep 2017
    10 Nov 2010
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    Hello Tony,

    You can take a look at this KB -How to customize the indexing of html documents.
    I am not sure whether it will help or not, but let me explain you how the index works. In Sitefinity there are two types of Index providers - ContentIndexProvider and PageIndexProvider

    ContentIndexProvider - uses Generic Content API and it always uses shared content items. Shared content items are items created through a Generic Content based module

    PageIndexProvider - it makes HttpRequest and gets HttpResponse. As a result the entire HTML of the page is indexed. In this case there is no difference between the objects - shared, not shared - just a text, whether they are from any other module etc.

    Best wishes,
    Ivan Dimitrov
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