Blog Tune Up-Search

You’d think search wouldn’t matter, but it does. The #1 thing I seek in a blog I’m returning to (versus a newly discovered blog) is a search bar. Why? Because often, I’m returning to a blog to find a story.

Put your search box WAY up high on your page, above the fold, if at all possible. It matters.

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  • http://www.thoughtgadgets.com Ben Kunz

    Good point. Different people hunt in different ways, and the point of entry should be obvious to each of them. We recently added a highly visible phone number to our agency site, and phone leads tripled … imagine the logic!

  • http://www.thoughtgadgets.com Ben Kunz

    Good point. Different people hunt in different ways, and the point of entry should be obvious to each of them. We recently added a highly visible phone number to our agency site, and phone leads tripled … imagine the logic!

  • http://levite.wordpress.com jon

    Great thought. I had it at the bottom of the sidebar. a really long sidebar. I moved it up tonight. 20 minutes later I used it myself.

    thanks.

  • http://levite.wordpress.com jon

    Great thought. I had it at the bottom of the sidebar. a really long sidebar. I moved it up tonight. 20 minutes later I used it myself.

    thanks.

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  • http://learntoduck.com/ micah

    Chris, even better…I wonder if there is a search widget that allows you to aggregate all your social content and search it from one trusted source? Oh, I wonder what such a service would be called?

    (The above is tongue in cheek, I work for and therefore, shrill for, Lijit – http://www.lijit.com, which you will see on Chris’ sidebar —>)

    Chris’s point is a good one. Search allows me to find content generated by a trusted source (the blogger), and when done right is a wonderful resource.

  • http://learntoduck.com Micah Baldwin

    Chris, even better…I wonder if there is a search widget that allows you to aggregate all your social content and search it from one trusted source? Oh, I wonder what such a service would be called?

    (The above is tongue in cheek, I work for and therefore, shrill for, Lijit – http://www.lijit.com, which you will see on Chris’ sidebar —>)

    Chris’s point is a good one. Search allows me to find content generated by a trusted source (the blogger), and when done right is a wonderful resource.

  • http://www.DrinksAreOnMe.net Dale Cruse

    Done!

  • http://www.DrinksAreOnMe.net Dale Cruse

    Done!

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    You’d think search wouldn’t matter, but it does. The #1 thing I seek in a blog I’m returning to (versus a newly discovered blog) is a search bar. Why? Because often, I’m returning to a blog to find a story.

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    You’d think search wouldn’t matter, but it does. The #1 thing I seek in a blog I’m returning to (versus a newly discovered blog) is a search bar. Why? Because often, I’m returning to a blog to find a story.

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    If the blog is good people will be compelled and feel the need to keep coming back, simple as that.