Recent Google Searches Widget

Watches for hits arriving from search engines. Puts a list of recent queries as a widget.

Author:Keith P. Graham (profile at
WordPress version required:2.8
WordPress version tested:3.4.1
Plugin version:1.50
Added to WordPress repository:08-12-2009
Last updated:08-05-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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The Recent Google Searches Widget collects the query string from Google, Bing and Yahoo. It lists the last 5 as a sidebar widget so that users might click on them and find information using the WordPress search. In this way a user might find more pages that satisfy his search and other users may be interested in the same things that previous searchers used as queries. It is quite possible that the Search engine query will result in a not found because the WordPress built-in search is not very flexible, so I have written a loose search plugin that I am going to submit to the plugin repository.

Please note that Google no longer sends seach query information for logged in users as a security measure. The site still picks up Google searches for users who are not logged in.