61 Tips for Improving Site Search

Today being Memorial Day for a good chunk of Get Elastic readers, today we take a trip down “memory lane” with a collection of previously-posted articles on site search. Now that we’ve got search data, what are we going to do with it? ...

Form Design: 11 Patterns For Accepting User Input

I’m often asked what are good books to read for ecommerce. If you’ve been trekking with us for a while, you know I occasionally review books I receive from publishers – so long as I believe they would be interesting for ecommerce buffs. I receive ...

7 Sources for Tweaking Your Site Search Thesaurus

It’s recommended that you tweak your search tool to recognize misspellings, synonyms and even terms of products you don’t carry so you can show similar results. For example, one of the top 10 best paid search terms for Walmart is “prevacid.” ...

Beef Up Your Site Search With How-To Videos

A couple weeks ago, I posted on 22 features for site search nirvana. We can add one more to this list. Staples.com is leveraging “how to” buying guides at the top of search results for its most popular terms, like “paper:” This ...

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 ...
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