Note to Seth Godin: Put Search Where People Can Find It

After an extended period of scepticism, I eventually embraced Seth’s Blog but I found his recent post You can search this blog disturbingly off the mark.

Seth points out that it’s "a shame" when sites neglect to offer a search function for a variety of reasons that he doesn’t enumerate.  Allowing visitors to find what they want immediately comes to mind.

Interestingly enough, Seth has buried his own search option "down at the bottom of the main page".  Down at the bottom is where you put things that you don’t need people to see unless they’re highly motivated to dig deep.

Up near the top of all pages is where you put search if you want people to actually find and use the search option.