Designing Wiki Output : Understanding Wiki Search Capabilities
Understanding Wiki Search Capabilities
Studies have shown that among the current generation of Internet users, the first action users take when they need to find information is to use a search tool, like Google, rather than navigate through a series of steps or links.
Most Wikis support title-based searches, and many also include full-text search capabilities. The performance and scalability of searches can vary based on whether the Wiki server engine uses an underlying database. Several Wikis also support the integration of third-party specialist search engines such as Google.
Some Wikis also allow you to customize the search features and functions available to users. For more information about the search capabilities your Wiki provides, consult your Wiki server documentation.