- Enable 'Search' module in http://sitename.com/?q=admin/module
- See ?q=admin/settings/search to see how many items are left to index. If you see that the site says 0% indexed, 177 items to go or something along those lines, run cron.
- Run 'cron.php' from your browser like http://www.sitename.com/cron.php
- Check ?q=admin/settings/search again to see the status of search module.
Something I never thought to do while making the site, so hopefully this post helps someone else out.