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Questions tagged [site-search]

Internal Site Search allows users to search for pages within our own website.

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How does google choose default site search URL for website

My client has recently launched a completely re-designed site. The new site and old are running in parallel at the moment to help users make the transition. I have a question about how Google chooses ...
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Can I use a rewritten directory style site search with SearchAction markup?

Is there any problem if I rewrite search URLs to something like: example.com/search.php?q=search+term to example.com/search-site/search-term/ I mean negative effects for search engine, Google ...
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View both site search and product search data in Google Analytics

Google analytics provides me with data of how the site search is used. However, on our page we also have a separate search on products page (product search). Is there is a way to get search data ...
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Google Tag Manager / Google Analytics - multiple internal site searches and parameter cleaning of uris

I use Google Analytics to track the searches users do on my website. I have no query parameter for searches (nothing like q=mykeyword). Therefore I use Google Tag Manager to send a "fake" value for ...
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How to create site search feature in address bar of Chrome?

When you go to stackoverflow.com in Google Chrome and if you put a space infront of last character, the address bar changes to that in my screen shot below. Then you can press Tab and you can type ...
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How do I track internal search analytics in Google Analytics for a separate specific, non-site search

We're currently using Google Analytics to track internal site search. Query parameter in View settings for this is set to 'q' as results are returned as '/search?q=publications'. This works well and ...
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Google analytics site search returns “cache” in search term results, why?

Last week I implemented Google custom search on my website and linked it to a Google analytics view. The site search does not get much traffic as it has been broken for awhile but most of the search ...
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Is there a default or required filename and location for an Open Search file?

Is there a default/required filename for the Open Search? Like search.xml or opensearch.xml or is every name allowed as long as the reference from the HTML link-tag is correct? Also, can it only be ...
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How to track site search in Google Analytics including result filtering and number of results returned?

I've been searching for information on how I can expand the internal site search results in Google Analytics. What I want is to link an event of someone filtering a search with what search term they ...
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Search url pretty slug affects on SEO

Right now the website has search results like the following url. example.com/?s=ajax I am planning to change this to example.com/search/ajax How does Google or any other search engine treat the ...
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SEO - Add google sitelinks search box for URL sub path

Is it possible and usefull to add a google sitelinks search box to a sub path of the website? For instance we have following structure with site in sites for our clients: Main search: www.example....
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Google search results showing up a URL on its search which doesn't exist on the website

I am using a keyword to display a website page on google search. After entering the keyword, on the first page of google, I am redirected to a page, whose domain is exactly similar to the website ...
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Why post pages are on later list as compared to archived posts pages in Google search result?

I have a blog website TechnoWide. When I search on Google on how well site links are indexed in Google using search string site:technowide.net It shows the search result or URL indexed from my ...
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How to get multiple form field values in Google Analytics site search report?

I'm wondering how I can get multiple form field values into Google Site Search. For instance, I have a search form that has a drop down for year, make and model. Once submitted I would like those ...
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Will adding site search microdata get Google to show a site search field when users search for your brand?

For some reason, a search for our company name (“hometalk”) does not produce the search box in the results (even though we do have sitelinks). We are adding schema markup as outlined here, but we're ...
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How to prevent Google from showing URLs in the description section of search results for my site

I have music website. There are 46 album pages and each page has different player and files. I just entered the one of album's URLs in a search engine. I found that Google is displaying player code ...
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Techniques to prevent apps hijacking my search engine?

I'm working on a site with a large music content database, and recently some app developer looking for a bit of a reputation boost has launched an app that completely piggybacks on our database: a ...
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Bing “Search within” Bar in Results

Bing has started showing a "Search within xyz.com" bar for some searches. This appears in the organic listings and not ads (like Google has). This has recently started showing for one of my clients ...
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Can I tell Google which image to use for the preview in custom search?

I currently use Google custom search for my static site. When I use it, I sometimes get images next to the entry: I think Google simply takes the first image in the article. But I would rather like ...
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How to get Google to index site site search result pages?

I'm looking for a white-hat method of getting Google to show a local site search result as a Google search result. For clarification: There is a page filled with names of certain people. Each of ...
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How to track site searches in Google Analytics?

I would like to set up search queries in Google Analytics to have stats of site searches, however it doesn't seem to show me any stats. This is what I have entered so far: On my site, searching (or ...
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Capturing site search parameters from the URL hash in Google Analytics

We want to capture aggregated, anonymous search query history for analytic purposes to improve our internal search engine performance and metadata practices. I found this article: https://support....
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In Google Analytics, collect the site search query parameter only on a specific page

I've set up site-search for our main Google Analytics profile, which filters GET named "q". While this works nicely, it also collects data from our starting page (which contains a dealer locator which ...
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Are disqus comments searchable using a website's own search tools?

I'm evaluating comment systems and although I see disqus used in many cases I'm not sure if it is the best choice for me as I am uncertain that my site's own search system could show comments in ...
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Referring keywords for internal site search users?

For visitors that used my site's internal search function, where in Google Analytics can I see the Google searches (organic and paid) they landed on my site with?
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Implementing OpenSearch, what is the benefits?

I have implemented opensearch in my website. But I don't know what is the benefits of it. Does it has any effects in search engines? For example, can I tell google about my implementation?
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Is it good to have a separate search results page for a website?

In terms of SEO and maintainability. My website is based on WordPress, it's currently using WordPress search and it's using the same URL as the home page to return search results i.e. say my website ...
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excluding URL query parameters and setting the site search query param in Google Analytics

I have a Google Analytics free account and would like to know if I strip "searchparam" out of your URLs as the site search query parameter, do I then need to specify "searchparam" in the Exclude URL ...
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How to track a site-search with lots of options?

Our website has two search forms. One of them includes no text input, but a lot of checkboxes, dropdown boxes and radio buttons for narrowing down our product catalogue. Is there a good way to track ...
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Site Search Settings and Query Parameter

I'm setting up Google Analytics Site Search in my profile, and wondering if I need to add all the query parameters of the search (up to 5 of them) or just the parameter that contains the user's search;...
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SEO optimization by related content search

My case is like this: In a product page there is related products section and we pick products from same category. Simple SQL query , no magic magic Is it any better to execute similar documents ...
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Performance : Auto Complete Search for a large amount of data?

I have a table(mysql) containing around 20,000 records and I am trying to build a auto complete search box for my website. Someone told me that auto-complete search for such a large number of records ...
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Are multiple results from a website search considered duplicate content? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is duplicate content and how can I avoid being penalized for it on my site? The website is a Magento store , but I believe this applies to any product search. We have a ...
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How did this website get a custom search bar listed under their search results?

Observe the following results for searching the text "dictionary" on Google: Notice that there is a custom search box at the bottom of the listing for dictionary.reference.com. Is there any ...
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Free search tool for static website

I am looking for a free search tool for a website hosting html documentation files. the tool should display the results as listings of page title and few lines of text from that page. It should also ...
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Indexing search results

Is this good for SEO? I see some sites doing it, I find their results on Google and click on them, do they do work right? Given a site search, someone searches for: 'Peanut Salad' The search is ...
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Google Site Search — How to use as API?

I am trying to get an API that I can use to do searches on my own site. Google has something called Site Search and something called Custom Search. What is the difference? I make a new site search, ...
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How can I show ads for search on own web site

On my web site there is a (self-coded) search functionality that searches through the web site's specific contents. However I'd like to display one banner in addition to the site's results, showing ...
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Site Search Engine for 1,000 page website [closed]

I manage a website with about 1,000 articles that need to be searchable by my members. The site search engines I've tried all had their own problems: Fluid Dynamics Search Engine Since it's written ...