You can apply the following tips to improve your search results.

Search Tools

SearchScope
Left nav barExamine content in the current page and those below it.
Top search bar or
Left search bar 
Search current area of docs.
Application search

In the application, click the Help icon () in the menu bar and select Search Help.

Search by Labels

Documentation pages are augmented with page labels, which provide a method for categorization of content. 

Tip: Page labels are listed as Popular Categories on the home page of your documentation.

Use the following syntax in the search bar to look for content based on page labels:

labelText:My_Favorite_Label

 

Search Syntax

NOTE: Some words, such as the and of are ignored, since they are not indexed.

 

Other types of searches

By article titles:

title:My Page Title

By page labels:

labelText:transform AND unnest

For more information on these types of searches, see https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Confluence+Search+Fields.

Other Resources

These tips and more are available at https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/DOC/Confluence+Search+Syntax.

Confluence search is built on the Lucene search engine. For more information, see http://www.onjava.com/pub/a/onjava/2003/01/15/lucene.html?page=2.