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Rule n° 163 - The website offers an internal search engine.

The search engine is, along with the site map, menus and the link back to the home page, one of the fundamental means of reorientation and access to information. Make it present and easy to access.

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  • Provide users with an alternative navigation solution and fast access to the content associated with the keywords.
  • Improve the accessibility of content for people with disabilities.
  • Reduce the energy impact related to the consultation of the site.


Provide a simple search form function, whether it's an internal solution or by incorporating an external solution.


On all the pages evaluated or by checking the site templates (subject to pages dependent on third-party solutions being taken into account):

  • Manually check that search engines are systematically present.

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Business application and benefits

The rules should be applied to your projects from the design phase through to post-implementation , and they should be understood by all professionals with web and customer experience (CX) responsibilities: from strategy to operations, marketers to project managers, and editorial to technical staff. The benefits of using this ruleset are numerous, including improving customer satisfaction, web performance, and e-commerce, and expanding your client base, while also decreasing your errors and costs.

Multidisciplinary verticles - accessiiblity, SEO, e-commerce, ecodesign etc..- starting from the foundational Opquast base.

The objective of these rules and the Opquast community mission is ‘making the web better’ for your customers and for everyone! Opquast rules cover the key major areas of risk that can negatively affect website users such as privacy, ecodesign, accessibility and security.

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