Sorting Criteria for SharePoint Search Results

Copper Contributor

I tried the search feature of SharePoint and want to know how the search results are sorted. It seems that the results are not sorted by the last modified date.

Can anyone explain the criteria used for sorting the search results?

Additionally, is it possible to configure the sorting based on our preferences?


Thank you


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Microsoft Search uses intelligent ranking algorithms to order results based on relevance. You can learn more about how it works at this link, and how you can customize the search experience based on your preferences with links on this page: