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Instructions and information about the Monsido Site Search feature

Updated over a week ago

This article gives instructions on how to set up and use Monsido Site Search.

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Introduction

Use the Statistics module to see what visitors search for when they use your website’s search feature. Track the actions that visitors take, if any, after they perform a search.

For instructions on how to set up the Statistics module, see the User Guide article:

Use this data to make informed decisions about website content and determine if you need to add, remove, or adjust content to meet the needs of your visitors.

Users are able to:

  1. View a list of all terms that visitors search for.

  2. View the number of times (occurrences) each term was searched for.

  3. View the average amount of search result pages that visitors receive for each term.

  4. For each term, view the percentage of visitors who leave the website immediately after they perform a search.

  5. Filter data based on:

    • Search term

    • Number of occurrences

    • Percentage of search exits.

  6. Download/export site search data.

  7. Apply a date range filter to site search data.

  8. Search for a specific search term.

  9. Visualize site search data in a bar chart (the number of entries will often be in the 100s or 1000s).


Setup Instructions

For instuctions and a video tutorial on how to set up Site Search, see:


How to Use Site Search

This section gives instructions on how to use the Site Search feature in the Statistics module.

  1. Navigate to the Dashboard for your domain.

    The full dashboard view.

  2. Locate the Statistics section and click to open it, or click Statistics (the broken pie chart icon) on the page menu bar:

    This is the Statistics landing page.

  3. Click the date on the upper right-hand side of the page to change to a specific date span.

    The location of the date picker, on the upper right-hand side of the window.

  4. This view shows:

    • A graph of the total number of visits in the last 30 days

    • Most visited pages

    • Traffic Sources

    • Most Frequent.

For more information and setup instructions for the Statistics module, see:


Site Search

  1. From the menu on the left, select Content.

    The location of the Content option on the left menu.

  2. The menu expands. Select Site Search.

    The location of the Site Search button.

  3. The Site Search page opens.


Site Search Categories

The landing page helps users to view the data collected and visualize site search data in a bar chart.

The Site Search landing page with bar chart.

The bar chart shows the following:

  1. Search Term - View a list of all terms that visitors searched for.

  2. Searches - View the number of times (occurrences) each term was searched for.

  3. Average number of results per pages viewed - View the average amount of search result pages that visitors browse for each term.

  4. Percentage of search exits - For each term, view the % of visitors who leave the website immediately after they perform a search.

In addition, users can also:

  • View the average amount of search result pages that visitors browse for each term.

  • Filter data based on: Search term, Number of occurrences, % of search exits.

  • Download/export Site Search data.

  • Apply a date range filter to search within.

  • Search for a specific Site Search term.


Additional Information

For instructions on how to set up the Statistics module, see the User Guide articles:

For definitions and explanations of acronyms and abbreviations used in the Monsido User Guide, see:

For further assistance, contact the Monsido support team at support@monsido.com or use the Monsido chat and help features inside the application.

Image of the toolbar with the Help Center buttons highlighted.

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