We're currently running 6.2 and have been having an over-indexing problem on search results returns. It seems that the site search is including header data in the crawl and returning a overly robust result to the point where it becomes not useful. Has anyone had similar problems and/or can anyone recommend a method to exclude certain types of content at the page level. Please advise.
It has no idea what your template content is, you just need to hide it in your widgets or codebehind (wherever appropriate)
.GetIndexRenderMode() != Telerik.Sitefinity.Web.UI.IndexRenderModes.Normal)
I'm partial to hiding widgets themselves...using layouts works on a per page basis...or per page template. So if a user uses your X\Y widget on a page and doesn't wrap it in the layout, it's being indexed again.
Where coded to the widget it's 100% sitewide...could even add a property to the widget to allow it to be indexed on a per-widget basis.