Providing a search option is a great complement to the various guided paths you provide.
A search box looks like this:
Search Scope and Restrictions
When adding a search box, you can specify different scopes:
- Search just the current tree.
- Search ALL the trees in your organization (from all authors).
- Search the current tree, and any trees linked from it via Tree Nodes.
In addition, you can restrict the search as follows:
- Search just tree titles, tags and keywords.
- Search titles, tags, questions, keywords and the content area.
How to add a search form to a Content Node:
- Open a Content Node in which you'd like to place a search form.
- Place the cursor at the place where you want the form inserted.
- Choose the icon in the toolbar to display more options. Then choose the Search icon in the expanded toolbar, and select one of the search form options.
Adding Keywords as Search Targets
You can include extra keywords in any content node to expand search results. When editing a content node, just add keywords like so:
Excluding Trees from Searches
You can hide trees from searches. In Settings, under the Security tab, select the "Hide" option:
The Search Terms Report
You can see what your end-users are searching for via the Search Terms Report (under Reports). The report looks like this:
If you should find a search term that your users are searching for to discover a certain node, consider adding that term to your keywords on that node. This is especially helpful if the search form you've chosen is limited to "Node Titles, Tags, and Keywords" for example. Perhaps an alternative word might be searched that is not in the Node Title. Place those likely alternate words in the Keywords section.