Lately, Google introduced the new “search in sitelinks” box for a lot more sites. In the past this was restricted to YouTube and some other websites. If your site is qualified, you’ll see it by Googling your brand, or receiving an email like this from Google Webmaster Tools:
So let’s run through steps 1 to 3:
- Verify you have a working search engine
For 99.5% of WordPress sites, this one is very easy: you type Example.com/?s=query (replacing example.com with your site’s URL) and you should be seeing search results. If not; you have either made a conscious decision to move your search engine elsewhere or you will need to repair your theme.
If you see search results but you don’t enjoy them, read my post on how to Make WordPress search suck just a little bit less.
- Add the Essential markup
Another very easy step, assuming that A, you discovered your search engine under Step 1 and it’s the default WordPress B and one, you are using our free or premium WordPress SEO plugin. Update to the most recent version of our plugin and you’ve got the code directly on your website.
If your search engine is not the default, you will need to change the URL using The filter. If you do not have an internet search engine, get one. you need twak code on your wordpress theme
- Set up a preferred canonical URL for your homepage
Step 3, and yet again, this one’s easy. If you have WordPress SEO Installed, this’ll have already been completed for you. If you do not have it installed, you will realize after reading this now is as good a time as any to get it done.
If all is done and your site is eligible, you should be seeing something like This from the search results: