New search features in SharePoint 2013

Search functionality in SharePoint 2013 Preview includes several
enhancements including custom content processing with the Content
Enrichment web service, and a new framework for presenting search
result types. Additionally, there have been significant
enhancements made to the keyword query language (KQL). Search is a
hot topic within SharePoint 2013, below is a summary of some of the
search enhancements:

Search features

Search Engine Optimisation & Analytics

Search has dramatically improved in SharePoint 2013. Much of this
is due to analytics moving into search. The Analytics Processing
Component in SharePoint Server 2013 Preview runs different
analytics jobs to analyze content in the search index and user
actions that were performed on a site, to identify items that users
perceive as more relevant than others.

Content Search Web Part

This new web part is cool, but it may take a demo to understand
its power. In many ways this is the next generation of the previous
Content Query Web Part – “The Content Search Web Part displays
content that was crawled and added to the search index. You can use
category pages when you want to aggregate content that meets
certain criteria or parameters. For example, in an intranet
scenario, all company events are maintained in a list that is
shared as a catalogue. A query is issued from the Content Search
Web Part to return all items from the search indexes that are
specified in the query”. (See the Microsoft blog on ‘What is new in web content management for
SharePoint 2013
‘ for more information).

Also worth exploring for Search enthusiasts are these

Manage the search schema in SharePoint

Create and deploy a thesaurus in SharePoint

Overview of Search Schema in SharePoint

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