Of course, not all websites and platforms are designed the same way. At some point, you may come across a website — like SlashGear — that doesn’t have an explicit search function. Even though not having a built-in search feature means you can’t produce a search URL by visiting the website itself, there are other ways around it. Here’s how:
- Open a new tab on Google Chrome.
- Type “site:” followed by the website you’d like to search and a term you’d like to look up. For example, to create a custom site search for SlashGear using “Chrome” as a keyword, type “site:slashgear.com chrome” into the new tab’s Omnibox.
- Follow steps 4-9 outlined earlier on how to add a site search shortcut.
- When you get to the “URL with %s in place of query” text field, copy the resulting search link produced by your SlashGear lookup and paste the entire address. Replace the keyword with “%s.”
- Click Add to finalize.
Once the shortcut is created, you can quickly look up articles on SlashGear on Chrome by simply typing “slashgear,” hitting Tab or the spacebar on your keyboard, typing in your search term, and hitting enter.