What happens when you type a keyword in HN search box?

For example, I type “crypto” or “freelance” in the search box on HN website.

What happens is that a new tab opens with the Google search results of all HN articles related to your keyword.

Why it doesn’t stay on HN? Meaning, I should see these HN articles on HN website.

Screenshot attached.

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Hey @nebojsa.todorovic, we just didn’t have time to design and build search before launch, but we have started work with Algolia, it’s now implemented for editors, and will be live for readers in the near-ish future. We opted for this temporary solution because Google is really good at search, so the results would be decent. It’s clearly traffic we’re currently leaving on the table. btw, props on having the top ranked freelance article on hacker noon.

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