Site-level search-tab settings are similar to collection-level search tab settings, as described above, except that they inherit both from the farm level and from the parent site.
It is possible to configure Ontolica so that the result page will reflect the search-tab settings made on the referring site. Therefore, it often makes sense to make complete search-tab settings for sites that do not contain any Ontolica Web parts other than the Search Box. For example, if the user makes a search while on the marketing-department site, then the result page (in the Ontolica Search Center site) can reflect the search-tabs settings from the marketing site (e.g., with a different collection of metadata shown on the result page). Meanwhile, users that search while on the development site might land on the same Search-Center result page but will bring along the search-tab settings for the development site and might, therefore, see results pre-filtered for the development scope.
To make search-tab settings for a given site, do the following:
1. Log onto SharePoint and navigate to the appropriate site.
2. Select Site Actions > Site Settings > Modify All Site Settings. The Site Settings page opens.
3. Under the Site Administration heading, click on the Ontolica search tabs link.
You now see the Search Tabs page for the selected site.