I am working on a portal and for my homepage, I want to present the user with a search form which requires the user to type in a word (or search query) in order to search for information on my site. The page (which happens to be my homepage) has very few words and is actually modelled on Google home page.
I am wondering, since Googlebot (and other crawlers) will not type a query and 'submit' it - whether Googlebot will only be seeing an effecively 'blank' page for my homepage - which inevitably, can't be good for SEO.
In caqse my assumption of Googlebot seeing a blank page is correct, I have an idea to get around it - but since I am new at this, I would much rather wait and see if someone (more experienced) has a similar (or better idea).
Any comments/advice (pros/cons) on such an approach as described above?