I have recently started monitoring my site jujubuy.com on Google Webmasters Tools. I have added codes to generate JSON-LD based structured data for Sitelinks Searchbox. I've supplied correct URL pattern with necessary query parameters on my website's structured data.

I somehow assumed that Google Chrome might rectify the problem when Googlebot finds this data on my website. But, I didn't see any change in the incorrect behavior of Google Chrome. When I type something like this in Google Chrome address bar:

jujubuy.com buy transistor

It redirects me to an URL like this:


Obviously, this URL is not correct and it results in a Page Not Found error. Does Chrome get this site search link patterns from a place where I can rectify it? My concern in not only for my own browser, but for any Google Chrome browsers, which are used by my website users.

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    Is this a documented Chrome feature? I don’t use Chrome, but I would have assumed that entering this in the address bar would result in showing the Google Search result page. I tried the query in Chromium and it works as expected: it shows the Google Search results. – unor Sep 30 '17 at 20:30
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    Possibly because the site publishes an OpenSearch description document – Stephen Ostermiller Sep 30 '17 at 22:28
  • This just performs a normal Google search for me in Chrome as well. Have you, by chance, added a "search engine" to your Chrome browser? – MrWhite Sep 30 '17 at 23:17
  • It does google search for most of the sites. but for some sites it indeed searches the website for the given keywords (after domain name). I've see this difference. I am curious. Where does it know which website has a built in search feature and how it expects the parameters. – sribasu Oct 1 '17 at 20:51

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