Have SharePoint search update comment and like count after increments
SharePoint search currently does not re-crawl content when a like (LikeCount) or comment/reply (CommentCount) is added to a modern page. This means that when many people comment on a page, the search API will not show the updated number -- even after weeks, unless the page is republished or the site is manually re-crawled.
SharePoint search should likely flag the page as dirty for the crawler to re-crawl the updated values so we can leverage these in SharePoint search results.
Elisabeth Hörning commented
It would be nice, if this problem could be solved. We need it urgently to see the contribution in our Intranet!
Thomas Weiss commented
It's 2021 and this is still a Problem.
Mikael Svenson (Microsoft) commented
Thank you for raising this. It is currently a technical limitation as likes/comments are implemented outside of the SharePoint page item itself. Re-indexing the whole item to update the count is not optimal using unnecessary resources, and we are looking into how we can solve this in a better way.