Creating A “Search Results Not Found” Custom Report

Creating A "Search Results Not Found" Custom Report

Ensure Site Search has been enabled

  • 36Check Admin/View Profile/View Settings
  • Site Search button should be “on” and the query parameter identified

Identify a parameter that distinguishes between search result found & search result not found.

  • For eLignum, I found that the page title when a search yielded no results was called search.

Create a custom report

  • Select Page Views as the metric
  • Select Search Term as the dimension
  • Select Filter and add the parameter value that identifies search result not found. In my example I was able to use Page Title as my parameter.
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Steven Drummond

Web Analytics & Optimisation
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