Check whether a website has an internal search facility

Screenshot of Sitebeam's internal search

Why is it important?

For large sites, the absence of a proper and easy-to-find search facility compromises usability. It is less of a concern with small sites.

How is it measured?

Sitebeam checks each pageĀ on the website for a search facility.

If a website has less than 30 pages, it doesn’t need any search facility. Once 30 or more pages are reached, this test scores a website increasingly harshly for not having a search facility on most or all pages.