Is it possible artificially weight specific pages/spaces so they appear higher/lower in search results?

As the title says, I want to artificially weight some results.

We have some documents about a certain aspect of our product and I'd like certain pages to be returned higher in the results than others, and others not to appear until the user reaches the bottom of the list (for instance, they might be very technical pages or otherwise esoteric). Is there a way to do this?

I'm aware of the Atlassian page on search rankings (http://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Ranking+of+Search+Results) but I can't find a clever way to manipulate it the way I want. I'd much rather be able to, at a space level, set a specific space or page to appear higher/lower manually.

Ideas?

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You can implement a certain ranking algorithm with a Plugin (Lucene Boosting Strategy):
https://developer.atlassian.com/display/CONFDEV/Lucene+Boosting+Strategy+Module

By doing so you should be able to adjust the ranking by an additional factor that is e.g. configured per space.

Thanks for your answer, Niels. Presumably, however, such a plugin does not exist? I mean, I had a look and couldn't find one - unless you know of one?

I do not know such a Plugin. What I meant is you could write such a Plugin yourself ;-)

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