Site Search allows you to track how people use your website's internal search engine. You can see:

  • What search keywords visitors used on your website's internal search.
  • Which of those keywords resulted in no results (and thus what content your visitors are looking for but cannot find).
  • What pages visitors visited immediately after a search.
  • What search categories visitors use (if your website employs search categories).

Please note; when enabling the Site Search feature in Matomo using URL Parameters, the Site Searches that are tracked with this method will not register as a pageview in Matomo. Clicked pages from the results of a Site Search should be tracked as a pageview.

The site search action itself will not appear in the pages report