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Thursday, 3 December 2009

Adding Visual Best Bets in SharePoint 2010

There is a very cool feature introduced in SharePoint 2010 using Fast Search. We can show Visual Best Bets to the users while searching for a particular key word. The Visual Best Bets are enhanced version of Best Bets which were introduced in SharePoint 2007. Here we can show a image or a URL to the users. But the Visual Best Bets are available only with Fast Search for SharePoint 2010.
Now lets try to add a Visual Best Bets. It is very easy!! For our example I will show the SharePoint 2010 image when ever somebody search with SharePoint as a Visual Best Bet. First we need to add a keyword for SharePoint. For this go to Site Settings and Look for Fast Search Keywords under Site Collection Administration. Add a Keyword for SharePoint.

Now Click on Add Keyword Link:

We can leave other fields for simplicity. With this a Keyword is created. Now once the Keyword is created we can create a Visual Best Bet by right clicking the Keyword.

I have uploaded SharePoint 2010 Logo in Image Library. I will use the URL for that show in the visual best bet:

The other cool features are we can apply start date and end date and based on that Best Bet would be activated and Deactivated. We can also apply the User Contex to Best Bet so that it will be shown to a particular set of users.

With this we are done. Now once we search SharePoint from the Fast Search site we will get like this and we can see that logo of SharePoint 2010 is displayed as visual best bet.


Anonymous said...

Is it possible to click on the image and navigate to a web page?

Jordon Willis said...

That was very helpful. I like your blog. I have a question wonder if you can help me?

I was trying to add weather web part and wants to change image based on weather condition, somehow i was able to create web part successfully but can't able to display image correctly any idea?

It is working good with Sharepoint 2007 but it gave me problem with Sharepoint 2010


Bryan Lopez said...

I am trying to use visual best bets in SP201(FAST)to bring up another page (a timecard application) when people query for timesheet or timecard, but am having some issues with dynamically sizing the iFrame SP uses for the VBB. Do you have any ideas on how to do this?

Ram Ananth said...

In Fast Search for sharepoint 2010 am not getting the keyword related image in the search results. Am using client based authentication. Is that the reason?

Harshita said...

nice.and helpful..

Harshita said...

nice and helpful..

Harshita said...

nice and helpful..

Harshita said...

nice and helpful..

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