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Maximising site search functionality

Governments are increasingly reliant on the web as a means of providing public access to an increasing volume of material. Effective site search functionality needs to be built in from the beginning, when a site is developed - not as an add-on - so users can locate specific information easily. The Maximising Site Search Functionality Toolkit brings together relevant ‘better practice’ resources for Agencies seeking to maximise the value of a site search facility.

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Toolkit resources for maximising site search functionality

Searching for Better On-Site Search Usability Link to external site

Stoney deGeyter, Search Engine Guide, January 4, 2008.

How to professionally manage search Link to external site

Gerry McGovern, New Thinking, Volume 12, Number 19, 14 May 2007.

Search doesn't work out-of-the-box Link to external site

James Robertson, Step Two Designs Pty Ltd, 9 February 2007.


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