How To Display Sitelinks Search Box on Google Search Engine?

Learn How to Display Sitelinks Search Box on Google Search Engine by using markup. For easy integration with website we will use JSON-LD vocabulary for markup. Google’s recommend using JSON-LD Markup, because this is simple and ease of use. markup for sitelink search box

Sitelinks search box is very popular and create a strong image over the net. If a website or Blog has Sitelinks search box then visitors feel that website is mostly reliable and trustable with rich resources.

There are many popular Blog and website tries to show up Sitelinks search box on Google search engine but ultimately they have failed. Because it requires a simple markup validation. If your Blog or website has its markup script then Google and other search engine will easily understand about your Blog or website content. And if Google search engine found it important then it will start displaying Sitelinks search box below of your Blog or website.

To display Google Sitelinks search box, from search results search users often use navigational queries, such as popular query like brand name or products, URL of a known site or app. This Sitelinks search box helps the search users to discover their queries easily. For example, I have searched Microsoft in Google search engine and a Sitelinks search box appeared below Microsoft site URL. And I just types Windows and instantly results are displaying on search box.

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However to make appear of this Sitelinks search box we must make our Blog or website very popular. And we should write 100% genuine, unique and quality content. Because after quality detection of Google search robot Sitelinks search box will start display on search result page. But if you have posted various quality content and didn’t validate your site with markup then Sitelinks search box won’t appear.

How do you set it up?

There are 3 general steps for displaying Sitelinks search box. If you can follow the steps properly then Sitelinks search box will start appearing on search result.

Step 1 First you must Install a working search engine which will work on your Blog or web site. In addition you can make it work on your Android app.

Step 2 After setting up your search box while a search user make query on your Blog or website then your search box will send signal to search engine to power this feature.

Step 3 After proper functioning your search box you should wait for certain period of time for Google Search algorithms. Because it will take time to identify your site or app as a candidate for the new Sitelinks search box.

How do you set it up markup for search sitelink on Google Blogger?

We have an option to validate our Blog or website by markup. However we can use 2 markup data-
  1. Microdata
  2. JSON-LD
Both are valid by Google and other search engine. But Google’s recommend using JSON-LD Markup. So we can use any one of the markup. Just follow the below steps-

Step 1 Go to and Sign in to your account
Step 2 From Blogger Dashboard click on ->Template ->Edit HTML 
Step 3 And locate the </head> section in your Blogger template
Step 4 Finally copy following line of JSON-LD markup and paste it before/above </head>

<script type='application/ld+json'>
  "@context": "",
  "@type": "WebSite",
  "url": "",
  "potentialAction": {
    "@type": "SearchAction",
    "target": "{search_term_string}",
    "query-input": "required name=search_term_string"


Replace both with your organization homepage URL.

Step 5 Now simply hit the Save button.


For including the Microdata you have to configure your Blog search box. So if you are new to Blogger then it will be bit critical for you. First locate your search box code from your Blog and change it according to the below code. And before making any change please take a backup of your site. However you can see the microdata below-

<div itemscope itemtype="">
  <meta itemprop="url" content=""/>
  <form itemprop="potentialAction" itemscope itemtype="">
    <meta itemprop="target" content="{search_term_string}"/>
    <input itemprop="query-input" type="text" name="search_term_string" required/>
    <input type="submit"/>


Replace both with your organization homepage URL.

So that’s all about tricks to displaying Sitelinks Search Box on Google Search Engine. From my point of view we should use JSON-LD markup file for easy integration with our Blog. For more queries feel free to leave a comment below. Thank you.
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