SharePoint 2013 Search: Managing Query Rules with PowerShell

One thing I’ve noticed about Query Rules, Search Admins are really good at creating Query Rules… not so good at deleting them.  Query Rules become difficult to manage when the number of rules in the environment grows to several dozen, hundreds or even thousands. As content and relevancy change with time, Query Rules may become invalid or unnecessary.  For example, a…

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SharePoint 2013 Search: Data Normalization using Query Rules and Variables

SharePoint 2013 Search administrators have asked me several times, “How can I match the data XX-YYYY-ZZ when my users enter XXYYYYZZ or XX YYYYZZ?”  One option is to add all the alternate forms to the index, whether in the original source or through Content Enrichment.  Another, and perhaps more manageable, option is to match alternate…

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