Every webmasters would like adding a site search function on their site in order to provide an easy to search function to the visitors. This is a very useful feature especially when the site is having huge content and most of the pages are hided from the navigation. Weebly offers a search box as an app which can be enabled in your site content and header area.
- Drag & drop “Search Box” element in content and footer area
- Switch on “Search Box” option under “Design” tab to enable it in the site header
Features of Weebly Site Search Box
Weebly site search app contains the following features:
- Input Box – where you can enter the search keyword or phrases.
- Product Search – All the related product elements in your site are shown in the site search results along with the description and price. This helps the users to search and buy products easily.
- Content Search – Displays all the matched keywords from your site content.
- Filter – Shows all the places where the keyword is found. User can filter it according to the requirement.
- Search the keyword in files, pages and products. Products are shown under category which helps the users to filter the results more easily and effectively.
- You can drag and drop the search box element to enable it anywhere in the site.
- Can be displayed in the entire site by enabling it in the header or footer area of your site.
- You can encourage users to use your Weebly search app as a default search engine in the web browsers. The URL of Weebly search app will look like “https://www.webnots.com/apps/search?q=%s”
- Weebly search option shows incomplete search results as shown in the below picture this means that the meaning of the search keyword is not grasped completely when showing in the results.
- No customizing options available to choose web search or site specific search.
- No option to customize the size of the search box unless you adjust it inside multiple column element.
Search Box Options
Below is the picture showing customizing options for Weebly search box. Other than adjusting the space the only option you have is to enter a custom text inside the search box display area.
Alternate Option to Weebly Pro Search Box
Weebly Site Search option is Pro feature and free users can use the better alternatives like Google Custom Search. If you have a targeted Chinese audience then you can also add custom search box from Baidu search engine.
Google’s custom search offers much better results with the high end Google search engine which can also be monetized with AdSense.