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In any eCommerce website, there is no one tool that is more important than the search bar that helps in sales. The real truth is that many eCommerce websites have been trying to get the secret sauce that drives great search experiences on Google. But hardly few eCommerce websites (including Amazon) have been able to get their search to Google’s level. Statistics have shown a high correlation between people who search and people who buy. This gives a great reason to optimize your eCommerce search engine. To be concise, the search bar is the eye of an eCommerce website.
Google Custom Search allows users to add a search to their website quickly without any coding. Google custom search engine uses the regular Google index of your website and uses it to deliver the search results. While the results are decent, you will not be able to meddle with the ranking algorithm or control the indexing of data. We will later address two ways to create a custom search engine, one being Google CSE and the other, ExpertRec, an alternative. In creating your own Google Custom Search Engine you can prioritize or restrict search results based on specific Web sites and pages you specify. Once you’ve defined your search engine, Google provides code for a search box that users can copy and then paste right into their own Web site or blog.
It is never advised to have Google search on your Shopify store. While Google in itself is a great search engine, on an individual site it can be quite limiting. You will not have control over ranking or indexing, both of which can directly impact your conversion rate. This may manifest in the form of Shopify Google Search not working.
The best way to avoid this scenario is by using a custom search plugin that will give you total control over both the UI and the search ranking criteria.
Using Expertrec’s Shopify Search Bar App
- Install Expertrec’s Shopify search extension from here.
- Once you install the extension, you will be directed to your control panel where you will have to enable your search engine by toggling on the enabled search extension.
- Once the app is installed, you will be able to see the search bar changed with facets and filters on the search results pages. This will also add a search dropdown to your existing search box.