Search Term - Now Playing

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Looking at my Google Analytics, there was something starring me in the face.

Search terms in World Cloud

I was aware that my BBC Now Playing application was a bulk of my total traffic, but it was surprising to see how many different ways people will search for what is the current song playing on BBC Radio 1?

The other interesting thing is that the most common browser searching for these related terms is Internet Explorer. So I am guessing that the majority of these people are listening to the radio using an Analogue FM radio, rather than via their browser. This is multi-platform radio, sort of working then. A listener is happy to be listening to an old analogue radio and then when wanting track information, will head to a search engine.

Great! I hope to add more functionality to the on radio application, including LastFM scrobbling and integration with on-line music stores soon enough.

Number of Google Searches

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5209 - is the number of signed-in searches I have done on Google since 22nd June 2009 up to just now - late on 5th July 2010

You can check to see your statistics, if you have a Google account, over at Google History. You can also check out trends including most searched for terms, top clicked sites and search activity over time (mine shown here).

Search Trends Graph