I would like to pitch a scenario. The front page of my site is a search box and a button which links to a post form. I allow users to post content on the post form which is then searchable from the front page search box.
However, the front page is only a search box, and the only way Google can find the posted content is through the sitemap.xml rather than following content links on the front page (as if the posts were listed on the front page along with the search form).
- Is this bad SEO, since google can't really use the search form.
- Would my site have improved SEO by having a link on the front page stating "List all posts" where they can all be found without having to use the search box.
In a more general way, can you SEO a site which has original content who's front page looks like a search engine.