Simple plugin to sniff inbound search terms from popular search engines
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SearchSniffer

Simple plugin to sniff inbound search terms from popular search engines

Installation

Installation is easy from Github

script/plugin install git://github.com/squeejee/search_sniffer.git

Usage

class ApplicationController < ActionController::Base
before_filter :sniff_referring_search


end

The plugin populates the @referring_search object containing info that can be passed to a keyword highlighter or internal site search engine to pull related content. For an HTTP referer of http://www.google.com/search?q=ruby+on+rails+houston&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&aq=t&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a@

@referring_search.search_terms
=> “ruby rails houston”
@referring_search.raw
=> “ruby on rails houston”
@referring_search.engine
=> “google”

Copyright © 2008 Squeejee, released under the MIT license