Internal Search termsWould be great to track what are the top search keywords that people enter on my internal search box. It's a key indicator of user behavior and I think this is something that is relatively easy to add by just asking for the search parameter used in the URL.
In addition, it would be great to allow to categorize searches by specifying a 2nd parameter for Clicky to parse.
For example, if I offer the ability to search by username or by city in the same search box, I would pass something like "search.php?keyword=David&type=username" for username search and "search.php?keyword=New+York&type=city"
In Clicky, I would specify "keyword" as my search parameter but also create two search categories with one being type=username and other being type=city.
For now, just tracking top search keywords is good for most of your users but adding a 2nd level of search tracking is something that even Google Analytics doesn't offer and can give users more reasons to use Clicky.
Posted Thu Jan 21 2010 1:12pm by officialtwits
We are planning to add local search support next month. I'll consider your request to add a second parameter as well.
Posted Thu Jan 21 2010 2:13pm by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
Is this up and running? Not the second parameter part just the tracking of internal search terms (url?query="search term")
Posted Thu Mar 11 2010 5:15am by teknawebmaster
It is on our March roadmap, but it will probably get delayed because all the time we spent on the CDN. This was NOT on our roadmap but we decided it was important enough to work on immediately.
The only major feature I'm expecting for the rest of this month is pinging and cookie support in our trakcing code, which will help time on site and unique visitor values much more accurate.
Posted Thu Mar 11 2010 1:30pm by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
Any update on this? I just launched a website that is primarily based on search, and I would much rather use Clicky exclusively and not have to run it alongside google analytics.
Posted Fri Apr 2 2010 8:56am by ktross
Any updates on this feature? Thanks!
Posted Tue Sep 28 2010 8:07am by udfalkso
Sorry guys, it did not happen yet.
Posted Wed Oct 6 2010 2:09pm by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
Posted Thu Jan 27 2011 12:12pm by asq
Posted Thu Jan 27 2011 3:50pm by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
+1 for this request.
Posted Sat Feb 5 2011 2pm by anteck-DELETED
Posted Thu Feb 10 2011 7:02pm by udfalkso
Posted Fri Feb 11 2011 8:07pm by dcb
When this eventually does happen, will we be able to have more than one search parameter? For example, I'm running a dating site that uses the Rails meta_search plugin so the search queries look something like this:
I don't need the utf8 or commit parameters (unless the commit will help tell Clicky that it's a search and not some random pageview).
Posted Sun Feb 13 2011 3:53am by houst29476
Anything on this?
Posted Wed Mar 23 2011 10:55pm by popstache
+10 for this.
One of the things I've noticed as a bad thing is that when looking at the URLs in Spy that they contain the parameters in the URL (which is nice), but then later, when reviewing and analyzing the visit, there aren't any parameters in those URLs. So all I can see then is that the user was on the search page 30 times in a row on their visit - I'd very much appreciate being able to see what they were searching for.
Posted Sun Mar 27 2011 5:54am by mbsportsweb
Posted Wed Mar 30 2011 12:35am by systime
Clicky - I know you're hiring right now and that's taking up some of your time but I really thing you should let us know if this is ever going to happen.
What I've done now to make this work for my site is to use clicky_custom to manually override BOTH the href and the title of my search page (since just overriding the title doesn't seem to work). The ONLY reason I'm having to do that is because the full URLs aren't available anywhere outside of Spy. Not only is that a pain for me, it's got to be adding unnecessary workload to your servers as it will be adding thousands of extra unique URLs.
On top of that, since all I'm really doing for the href is changing the "?" with a "#", the link from Clicky back to my site is no longer valid because the search page is looking for parameters in the url, not a hashtag.
Please reconsider the importance of a feature that you've stated was to be added over a year ago. It will be good for everyone involved. I'm still a fervent supporter of your service but this one is more than just a little annoying and you're on record saying that you'll get it done. Thanks.
Posted Sat Apr 2 2011 6:11am by mbsportsweb
another shameless BUMP...
Posted Fri Apr 8 2011 5:15am by mbsportsweb
Yes it will eventually happen. I know this is an important feature, it's on the high priority list. But we have a thousand people telling us we have to do feature X *RIGHT NOW*, that we're flippin CRAZY not have feature Y, that we aren't competitive without feature Z. We can't do everything.
Posted Mon Apr 11 2011 10:03am by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
As if you need anyone else asking to know that it's wanted, +1
Posted Wed May 4 2011 7:51am by cadalso-DELETED
Underpromise. Then overdeliver. That's what keeps people happy for the long-haul. Overpromising causes short-term happiness, long-term frustration, and eventually mistrust. There's lots of threads in this forum for feature requests where you clearly state that will be done "within the month" or "next update". I, and I'm sure many others, will only jump on your case when promises are not fulfilled.
Unless you are going to stick to a specific date, just say "good idea, we'll add it to our to-do list" and leave it at that. I've said it before, I'm a big supporter of Clicky and only trying to help. Hopefully with more devs available things will just continue to get better.
Posted Fri May 13 2011 8:51pm by mbsportsweb
I agree. Going from one dev to four will definitely help things happen faster.
Posted Sat May 14 2011 11:07am by Your Friendly Clicky Admin
Another shameless *bump* :)
Posted Thu May 26 2011 2:36pm by microagebasics
Is there a reason you don't store the search in your own database? Then you could get 2nd level.
Posted Tue Jun 28 2011 9:43pm by spyassociates
Has this ever been addressed on the past 6 months?
Posted Mon Apr 30 2012 11:52am by agenciasawi