Search Meter tracks what your readers are searching for on your blog. View full details of recent searches or stats for the last day, week or month.
If you have a Search box on your blog, Search Meter automatically records what people are searching for -- and whether they are finding what they are looking for. Search Meter's admin interface shows you what people have been searching for in the last couple of days, and in the last week or month. It also shows you which searches have been unsuccessful. If people search your blog and get no results, they'll probably go elsewhere. With Search Meter, you'll be able to find out what people are searching for, and give them what they want by creating new posts on those topics.
You can also show your readers what the most popular searches are. The Popular Searches widget displays a configurable list of recent popular successful search terms on your blog, with each term hyperlinked to the actual search results. There's also a Recent Searches widget, which simply displays the most recent searches. If you are happy to edit your theme, both of these functions are also available as template tags.
Search Meter installs easily and requires no configuration. Just install it, activate it, and it starts tracking your visitors' searches.
To see your search statistics, Log in to WordPress Admin. On your dashboard you will see a Search Meter widget listing search statistics from the last seven days. For more details, go to the Dashboard menu on the left and click Search Meter. You'll see the most popular searches in the last day, week and month. Click "Last 100 Searches" or "Last 500 Searches" to see lists of all recent searches.
There are a few options available if you go to the Settings section and click Search Meter. Use the radio buttons to determine who will be allowed to see the full search statistics. You can also type in a list of filter words; any search terms containing these words will not show up in the Recent Searches and Popular Searches widgets.
Use the Reset Statistics button to clear all past search statistics; Search Meter will immediately start gathering fresh statistics. If you're technically-minded, you might want to check the "Keep detailed information" checkbox to make Search Meter save technical information about every search (the information is taken from the HTTP headers).