How do links affect the search or search results?

Hello,

I know that if I have a website that has loads of links going to it from other sites, this will mean my site appears further up a set of search results.

Does something similar happen within Confluence? IE, will a page containing the search term and several links appear higher in the results than a page with the search term but fewer or no links?

Or do links have no affect on the search at all?

Cheers.

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It does not appear to affect the Lucene results (Lucene is the search engine that Confluence uses) according to the docs:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/CONF43/Ranking+of+Search+Results

Matt, thanks. That's what I thought. I had an idea that I read something about it affecting the results in Confluence, but couldn't find that info anywhere. Cheers.

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