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How to optimize the search engine ranking within R5

I am working within Lotus Notes 5. I wonder if you could advise me on how to optimize the search engine ranking within Notes. I am familiar with meta tags within HTML. What are the best procedures within Notes?
Well, the default sorting in Notes full text searches is based on word occurrences. Documents that have one or more of the search terms available in the text will be ranked higher if they have these terms repeated more times in the text. The more occurrences, the higher the ranking.

So basically, you could tweak ranking by having a hidden field on the form, where you repeat key terms. Hidden fields are included in the free-text indexing.

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