Boosting or Excluding CMS 10.0 Asset Fields

Prerequisites: You must have Ingeniux CMS 10.0 installed.
Version Notes: CMS 10.1+
The design of the InSite Search Assets tab changed in CMS 10.1+. If you have CMS 10.1+ installed, skip this task and see Indexing CMS 10.1+ Assets for details.

Administrators can add exclusions or boosts to select fields within individual asset schemas. Use boosts to determine how prominently schema-specific fields display when returned in search results. For example, without intervening factors, an asset schema field that has a boost value of 1.4 will rank higher than another schema field with a boost value of 1.2 in the returned results.

Use exclusions to omit asset schema-specific fields from the search index. The content in these fields don't display in search results.

These boosts and exclusions apply to elements that match the field name anywhere in assets associated with the specified schema.

To boost or exclude asset fields:
  1. Navigate to Administration > Search Configuration.
  2. Click the Assets tab.
  3. Click the Add Schema Specific Definitions plus (+) button to create a new schema definition in the Asset Fields area.
    A new asset schema definition entry displays.

    Asset Fields

  4. Enter a value in the Schema field. Choose one of the following steps:
    • Select a schema definition from the Schema drop-down list.
    • Enter a custom schema name (e.g., FeaturedImage) by typing the name in the field.
      Use custom names to reference asset schemas that may not be visible in the CMS.
  5. Click Select Targets to apply boosts to all or individual targets. Choose the publishing targets from the Select Target(s) dialog and click Select.
    By default, the schema definition applies to all publishing targets.

    Select Target(s) Dialog

  6. Click the plus (+) icon in the asset schema definition entry. Choose one of the following menu options:
    • Select Add Field Exclusion. Select the schema-specific field from the Field Name drop-down list to add a field exclusion in the defined schema.

      Add Exclusion

    • Select Add Field Boost. Select the schema-specific field from the Field Name drop-down list, and enter a number in the Boost Value field to change the field boost value in the defined schema.
      The boost value ranks search matches within the selected field. For example, assuming this field has no other influences, a boost value of 2.0 will rank a field higher than another field that ranks at 1.5. While we recommend setting the boost value within a range of 1.0-4.0, consider staying within the 1.0-2.0 range, as higher values tend to introduce additional variances in results. Keep in mind that boosting is also dependent on the how often the term occurs in the boosted field.

      Add Boost

  7. Click Save in the Actions menu to commit your changes.