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Sites does not appear in search

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Occasional Contributor

Hi together.

 

I've set up a SharePoint intranet like this:

 

  • Communication site (Hubsite)
    • team site
    • team site

So my problem is now, that the team sites are not appearing when I'm searching for them.

 

What I did before for troubleshooting the problem:

 

  1. Checked if the site is searchable in "Search and offline availability > Allow this site to appear in search results? > Yes/No"
  2. Checked the permissions for the site (Groups are inheriting the permissions from parent)
    1. Owners > Full Control
    2. Visitors > Read
    3. Members > Edit 
  3. Reindex site
  4. Put in the site URLs in "authoritative websites" in the SharePoint admin center > Search

I really don't know what I can check or doing for next steps to bring the sites up on the search.

 

Thanks.

1 Reply
best response confirmed by preuley30 (Occasional Contributor)
Solution

@preuley30 

 

I'm not sure who needs to see this, but I sure did ... after days of pulling out my hair. Turns out being owner of a site isn't enough to have permission to see it in your search results.

 

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sharepoint/troubleshoot/search/search-results-dont-appear-for-group...