Does Sitecore SXA out-of-the-box search functionality have option to include external (non-sitecore hosted) sites to include in search result?

  • No, there is no such way. Commented Jan 23, 2018 at 14:52

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You can read details on SXA search configuration in the online documentation here: https://doc.sitecore.net/sitecore_experience_accelerator/setting_up_and_configuring/setting_up/sxa_search

The relevant piece for your question is:

SXA supports both Lucene and Solr search engines. The search engines are used for searching in the content databases, as well as for searching in a number of operational databases that Sitecore uses for collecting analytics data, test data, and so on.

SXA Search is index-based, therefore it will only crawl what is in the indexes.

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