Tell the user when there are zero search results

  • Go to any ideas portal
  • Type nonsense into the search box in the upper-right corner
  • You get back what is more or less a blank page

It would be much more user friendly if some sort of message appeared, like "Your search on {search term} returned zero results." If you can then suggest some related terms for possible searches, that would be lovely, but I would be happy just seeing it return some sort of feedback to the client. As it currently stands, it's hard to tell if the search yielded zero results or if something is broken.

  • Marie Sligh
  • Jul 12 2016
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  • Sergie Magdalin commented
    January 11, 2017 01:40

    Yeah this would be great! You should also have a generic empty state when someone selects a filter which results in 0 ideas shown.