I know the fact that WordPress's search function is so lame has been beat to death, but I still haven't found the solution I'm seeking. I can't stand how WordPress returns search results for pages based on recency vs. relevancy. (I'm speaking of pages, primarily. I can understand bringing up more recent blog posts higher in the search results, but static pages should be sorted by relevance, IMHO.) I know there are some plugins that help this, but they don't work with the instant search plugins I like, such as Search Light.
So anyway, I was wondering this: if I edit all of my pages to have the same publish date & time, will the search results then be sorted by relevance?