Question: Should I have a search function on my website to help people find blog items quickly?
Answer: Ultimately, this doesn’t really matter to Google. Google doesn’t really index your ‘dynamic’ content, which is what is generated by search queries, nor will it ‘fill in’ an empty search query box. In this sense, you have to think about your users.
Google recommends, as do I, that you focus on creating a high quality user experience. Adding search functionality to your site can be very helpful, especially as your site grows. For $100 per year, you can use Google Site Search. That is a very easy way to add search, and one used by the JM Internet Group on our own website.
Got a question? Click this link to email Jason or call 888-993-1122. Dr. Jason McDonald is founder and Senior SEO / Social Media Director of the JM Internet Group. He teaches the SEO training classes for the group, and therefore provides most of the SEO tips for this blog. His goal with this blog is to provide an easy 'one-stop shop' for the busy marketer looking for tips, tricks, and secrets on how to get to the top of Google and Bing for free using proven SEO tactics. When not dreaming up SEO tips, Dr. McDonald lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife, two dogs, a cat, four iguanas and twelve children (just kidding). Really you read down to the bio on this guy? Enjoy the blog.
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