info about properties in the rank detail

Oct 14, 2014 at 4:28 PM
When looking at the rank detail for a search result there are several properties in the "Hits in the Document" section that I recognize (like Title and Content) and some I am not familiar with. What are ClickQueryTerms and AnchorText referring to?
Thanks!
Brian
Coordinator
Oct 14, 2014 at 8:26 PM
Hi,
Anchor text is text within <a> tags which link into the document.

If I create a page with <a href="item link">Yabba Dabba Doo</a>, then Yabba Dabba Doo will be added to the item I'm linking to.

ClickQueryTerms I assume is the terms which have been used on a search before an item was clicked.

If I search for "foo bar" and then click an item, then "foo bar" is added to that item as a click query term. (If I'm not mistaken)

Thanks,
Mikael Svenson
Oct 14, 2014 at 9:09 PM
That is very helpful. Follow up question that is related to an issue I am working on, suppose you had an item that previously contained the term "foo bar", but that term has since been removed from the item. Using the query tool, I can see that the hits in the document are only ClickQueryTerms. My client doesn't want the item to appear in searches for "foo bar". Does that ClickQueyTerms history ever go away, or is there any way to clear it out?

By the way, I have only had this tool for about a week and I am getting a lot of use from it.
Thank you so much for providing this resource!
Brian
Coordinator
Oct 15, 2014 at 8:27 PM
Good question and I don't know :)

Reading http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj219554(v=office.15).aspx it seems events are stored for 14 days, and should then be purged. If that relates to ClickQueryTerms I'm not sure.

Thanks,
-mikael
Developer
Oct 16, 2014 at 7:32 AM
You could mark the managed property as not searchable - then you will not have a hit for the item anymore (but risk side effects...). Maybe an index reset / full crawl helps if you removed the anchor links pointing to the item.

Cheers
Max
Coordinator
Oct 16, 2014 at 7:46 AM
MaxMelcher wrote:
You could mark the managed property as not searchable - then you will not have a hit for the item anymore (but risk side effects...). Maybe an index reset / full crawl helps if you removed the anchor links pointing to the item.

Cheers
Max
Max, see now you are going against my principle of not modifying OOB managed properties :) But certainly a valid approach.

-mikael
Developer
Oct 16, 2014 at 8:07 AM
I am more the "whatever works" guy :)
Brian: DONT DO IT! ;)