Assembly: Microsoft.Office.Server.Search (in microsoft.office.server.search.dll)
An authoritative page is a Web page designated by the Shared Service Provider (SSP) administrator as more relevant than other Web pages. This expert pagelinks to the most relevant information. The authority level assigned to the page determines how much the page impacts the query-independent ranking for content located on the same site, or that is closely linked (within a certain click-distance) to the authoritative page.
The lower the authority level, the more important the authoritative page is with respect to relevance. The lowest value you can configure for the authority level of an authoritative page is zero (0).
Use the AuthorityPages property of the Ranking class to get the collection of authoritative pages for an SSP.
Use an indexer to return a single authoritative page from the AuthorityPageCollection object. For example, assuming the collection is assigned to a variable named authorityPages, use authorityPages[index] in Microsoft Visual C# or authorityPages(index) in Microsoft Visual Basic, where index is the index number of the authoritative page in the collection or a System.Uri object representing the authoritative page's URL.
To designate a page as an authoritative page, use the Create method of the AuthorityPageCollection class.
To remove an authoritative page, use the Delete method of the AuthorityPage class.