Do You Have a Search Box?
So, I have come across a few sites recently that don't have a search box.
Or if they did, it was hidden in an obscure place.
Whether or not you have a search box doesn't directly affect ranking, but it is part of the overall user experience.
Particularly if you have a larger site, and a reader is looking for something specific.
If they have no way of searching for it, they will become frustrated and go elsewhere.
And ideally, the search box should be at the top of the homepage, on the right-hand side.
That is where most people would expect to see it.
Luckily, it's easy to add one.
Go to Appearance, then Widgets, then click the drop-down arrow next to Right Sidebar.
Next, click on the + sign, and search for Search!
Click to add it to your sidebar.
Now, if you have nothing else in your sidebar, then just click Update, and you're done.
But if you have other widgets, you will want to move your search bar above them, so it is at the top.
Click the up arrow, and then click update.
Head over to your site to test its working, and that's it!