We're pleased to announce some improvements to the site search for sacbee.com (click here to see the new & improved version.)
The most notable change is that "news results" are now displayed more prominently. Other search categories are now listed vertically down the left-hand side of the page. A section-specific search result is located at the top of the right column.
The vast majority of users employ the site search function to locate news stories, so our goal is to make those results even easier to access, while still providing for searches for other areas of our site (such as advertorial sections, archives, Guide to The Bee, etc.)
It's worth noting is the job is not complete, but just one step in our on-going efforts to improve the online experience for sacbee.com readers. As we launch this site search enhancement, we are already working with our corporate technology arm and vendors to find other ways to extend, improve and elevate the site search experience on our site. So stay tuned for more enhancements to come.