Search Illustrated: 22 Features for Site Search Nirvana

What makes for great site search? Here are 22 features to consider to optimize your site search tool for usability, guided selling and customer satisfaction. Search Box 1. Placement 2. Size 3. Scope Placement Search boxes should be easy to spot where ...

Best Practices for Search-Optimized Flash Development

In spite of what you may have heard, it is possible to have both engaging Flash content and happy search engine spiders. For several years, there has been tension in the web design and development community regarding search engine optimization (SEO) and ...

6 Tips for Site Search Reporting: Things to Look For in Site Search Data

SLI Systems has given me permission to publish 6 of nearly 80 tips on site search you’ll find in their latest e-book Big Book of Site Search Tips (free download). Enjoy! 1. Regularly check the top search terms on your site. They can be good indicators ...

11 Tips for Advanced Search Usability

“Advanced search” means different things to different people. Some ecommerce vendors describe their filtered navigation or guided selling capabilities as advanced search, as does the Internet Retailer 500 Guide. This post considers “advanced ...

Site Search: Strategies for No Results Found

If you’ve been following us for a while, you know from time to time we review a book that’s relevant to the ecommerce community. In lieu of an eighth grade-esque book review, I share an excerpt of a book with permission from the publisher. ...
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