February 28, 2015

How To Add Google's Sitelinks Search Box On Your Blog?

Have you ever seen a one more search box under website name in Google search results? Many times when you search a site or popular blog in Google search you may have seen a search box under then name of of that site. This search box is known as Google's Sitelinks Search Box.

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Sitelinks are the way to let your users know what links are most relevant to them. It also help users to find desired content more quickly. Google`s sitelink search facilitate users and help them to easily search and reach desired content on your website from SERPs. Usually many webmasters and bloggers miss this opportunity. The good thing is that it is really easy to implement search sitelinks in your blog. So today I will explain how to add Google's Sitelinks Search Box easily on your Blog.

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Does your site qualify for Google's Sitelinks Search?

It is not easy to answer this question. Every single site can`t qualify for the sitelinks search box. Google also not transparent about the requirements. Still if answer of below questions are yes then your site can qualify for sitelink search.

  • Did you ever get notification through webmaster tools?
  • Branded search traffic - The mroe traffic you get from banded search the more likely you get approval for sitelinks search box.
  • Search your site using with navigational and branded search queries. If the sitelinks search box already appears, that means you are likely qualify to take advantage of this.

Start using internal search engine

Internal search engines always work perfectly fine. If your blog doesn't have an internal search then it time to have one. Create Google Custom Search engine.

Add schema

If your blog qualifies is to add SearchAction schema markup on your site then add the below given code to your blog homepage.

<script type="application/ld+json">
"@context": "https://schema.org",
"@type": "WebSite",
"url": "https://www.easkme.com/",
"potentialAction": {
"@type": "SearchAction",
"target": "https://query.easkme.com/search?q={search_term_string}",
"query-input": "required name=search_term_string"
  • Replace "URL" with your blog url and "target" fields to match your own blog information.
So you see this is really easy to add Google's Sitelinks Search Box On Your Blog. I recommend you to use sitelinks search box on your blog as it will direct users from search engine to your site. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me via comments.