Searchers vs Browsers

Hi all,

I’m having my site redesigned soon and am curious what you all have seen regarding searcher vs browser behavior. I can encourage one or the other on the redesign

Your question and/or use of terminology is unclear. Could you elaborate?

Hi,

Browsers mainly move through the site using various navigation links on the site, whereas searchers mainly use the search bar. Most people do both but the site design can certainly influence preferences

I’m not very clear why you chose to post this question in the e-commerce forum. Does it relate to an e-commerce site? It’s very hard to give you any kind of answer without a little more information to go on.

Hi,

Search vs browse behavior is very important for us ecommerce site owners, and I’d like to hear what others have to say.

PS the goal of this thread is not “seeking advice” but for sharing experiences, or maybe articles on the subject (related specifically to ecommerce) :slight_smile:

But you still haven’t described what you actually mean by “Search vs browse”… Are you referring to what people do on your site in tangible terms? As a theory about behavior types? Perhaps in how they get to your site?

Hi,

per post #3

Hi,

Browsers mainly move through the site using various navigation links on the site, whereas searchers mainly use the search bar. Most people do both but the site design can certainly influence preferences

My mistake. Thank you :smiley: