Sharepoint online start page search does not find a site i am an owner of

MasterBlaster 156 Reputation points
2022-03-15T09:17:41.51+00:00

Hi Team,

Hope you are doing good.

I am an owner of a Team site in sharepoint online, however when i search for the site using Site url or Name of the site, it does not find matching results.

I am the owner of this sharepoint site, and this site was created over 6 months ago.

I can navigate to this sharepoint site from Teams team "open in sharepoint" option.

Under site settings, option "allow this site to appear in search results" is set to yes.

Moreover, i am member of other sharepoint sites as well, and i can successfully use the Sharepoint online start page search option to find these sites, these sites also shows up in recent list as well.

Please let me know what more i can look for to troubleshoot the problem?

Thanks,
Harshit Malhotra

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  1. Emily Du-MSFT 42,341 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-03-16T10:00:54.197+00:00

    @MasterBlaster

    Per my test, I can search a site collection successfully in the start page through site name but not through URL.

    Please check whether you have modified the site name and site URL before.

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  2. D. Freire 376 Reputation points
    2022-03-17T03:33:25.67+00:00

    Hello there,

    Can you add " /_layouts/15/srchvis.aspx " at the end of the site URL and check the option "Allow this site to appear in search results?”

    • You can also go the site settings and search for "Search and offline availability"

    ~DF