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Building Findable Websites: Web Standards, SEO, and Beyond by Aarron Walter

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6 Adding Search to Your Site

Once your audience arrives at your site, will they be able to find the content they seek? By adding a search system to your site all of your content will be instantly more findable.

Search has become an indispensable means of navigation for most users. During usability test sessions I’ve watched users pass up very conspicuous, logical navigation systems in favor of search to complete every task. Search is more than an added convenience; it’s an essential tool that users expect to find on sites.

There are three options for adding search to your site:

Image Use one of many free search systems that offer advanced feature sets ...

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