Show search results for pages under Websites (or pages) not under files in Modern SharePoint Search
When users search for pages in modern search (via SharePoint Home or on Communication/Team Site) they will find pages under files. Most users don't know that SharePoint pages are actually .aspx files. Files for them are Office documents, PDFs or pictures, but NOT pages.
Please make it easier for users to distinguish those content types. A possible solution could be to include pages in the websites results (for users sites are sites, not site collections and pages). You could als provide a filter under websites results for site collections and pages.
Thank you for your feedback and suggestion! We’re aware that presenting page results under Files is challenging, and are considering other solutions. However we can’t share a timeline on this now.
Julien THIERY commented
Hi guys, quick up on this topic. I was on the point to create a feedback and found out this 2018 request.
From my side, I don't see any complexity, as "news" are indexed and you can filter them using the enter "news"
Option 1 : create beside "News" another filter "Pages"
Option 2 : for our users, they search content, without knowing if it's a news or a page. The filter "News" could be renamed "Articles" and indexing both News and Page together.
but this would be a game changer filter, as for now, we need to teach our user not using Page but sole News. but this affects the webpart news, obviously, as those ones would display all contents, instead of the sole real "news"
thanks for your consideration