Discussions about how site search helps businesses add to the bottom line, and SLI systems itself, have been hitting the news lately. So, I thought I’d round the recent ones up for you, in case you’ve missed any.

These articles are a good read, as they present lots of useful tips and information about how to get the most from your site search, navigation, and merchandising strategies. The first article however is interesting in a different way: Shaun Ryan our CEO, and other companies talk about how they started as bootstrapped organizations with no major VC funds, which enabled them to grow to successful companies without the pressure of delivering short turn results to the detriment of long term growth.

5 entrepreneurs who chose to grow slow – Fortune.com, June 20

‘No Results’ = ‘No Reason to Stay’: 8 Ways to Improve Your Site Search – TechNewsWorld/Ecommerce Times, June 11

Retail search boxes help identify ‘customer sentiment’ – Experian QAS, June 13

Top 10 Takeaways from IRCE 2012 – SEO4Anyone Blog, June 8

10 Steps for Simple Search & Navigation – Multichannel Merchant, June 1

How to Create a Fast-Loading E-commerce Site – WebProNews, May 15

A ‘floating’ search bar boosts sales for American Bridal – Internet Retailer, May 2

Tailor Site Search To Deliver More Personal Experiences, Regardless Of Device Being Used – Retail Touchpoints, April 24

4 ways to optimize your website for Tablets – Retail Online Integration, April 4