What is Search-as-you-type (SAYT)?

Search-as-you-type (SAYT) is a feature that allows search results to appear as direct links alongside search suggestions while the visitor is entering their search term.

When enabled, the search will present search results for every few keystrokes. This allows for faster visitor searching in general, as the visitor can stop typing as soon as the desired page appears in the results. Clicking the result will send the visitor directly to the page, bypassing the search result page. Clicking a search suggestion will send the visitor to the search result page. Often, results and suggestions are clearly split into two columns with an explanative title to avoid any confusion.