November 3rd, 2008 - by Golgotha

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I spoke to you back in January about Lijit. Remember I showed you that Lijit allows you to easily create your own search engine. One that searches your blog, bookmarks, photos, blogroll, and more.

I really liked Lijit then but I was disappointed that I couldn’t integrate the Lijit search functionality into WordPress. That is let Lijit take over my search box that was already there and is ALREADY there in just about every other blog too. Instead you had to put a widget on your page. I felt like this was such a mistake I actually went to visit Lijit in Boulder and told them so. Well I’m happy to say that they have listened and now allow you to let their search take over your search box. Here’s what they say:

Lijit’s integration with WordPress.org just keeps getting better! Now you can either install the Lijit Search widget OR have Lijit power your existing WordPress search box. As if that weren’t exciting enough, our Lijit stats will automatically display within your WordPress dashboard for one-stop stats viewing too.

Go ahead and have a look, try the search located in the top left corner….

If you like it you can find the Lijit WordPress plugin here.

9 Responses to “Lijit’s Integration with WordPress”

1 Tara Anderson

Mark, thanks for your post about Lijit and the kind words. We’re working our hardest to insure that any blog publisher who wants to use Lijit will have a way of doing so.

Additionally, if any of your readers have feedback about the WordPress plugin, I’d be happy to answer any questions. I’m tara at lijit dot com.

See what you can accomplish when you come into our office and tell us what you want! ;)

2 Jack Hughes

How much control do I have on what and where is included in the search?

3 Golgotha

@Jack – It will/can pull results from your blogs indexed pages in Google plus just about every social site you belong to, if you want it to. Does that answer your question?

4 Haruyoshi

This plugin is great, I’ve tried and seems fantastic!

5 San Nayak

I was little confused seeing powered by google, now i am cleared reading the comments. Do you know a search tool that works well with your live pages not the google indexed pages or any search engine indexed pages. I want the search function to have its own spider to crawl my pages live and show the result instead of pulling from someone’s index.

6 Peter Flaschner

This is really more of a question for Ligit, but I’m here, so I’ll post it here!

Why would one use this instead of the built in WordPress search? I’m not trying to be difficult, I just don’t see the reason.

7 Golgotha

Hey Peter, both provide sufficient search results, but Lijit provides more. You get stats tracking, very easy, quick stats tracking. Things like:

Total searches (last 7 days): 84
Average searches per day (last 7 days): 12
Average searches per day (ever): 4.01
Total page views (last 7 days): 17409
Average page views per day (last 7 days): 2058.43
Average page views per day (ever): 1800.16

Also:
Top Searches that Brought Readers to Your Blog
Your most popular post
Where your readers are from
Last 25 Searches
Blogs that Include You in their Blogroll
Top Clicked Results

AND much more…
AND it’s free…
Give it a try and see what you think…

8 Amy

This plugin is great, I’ve tried and seems fantastic!

9 mill

Thanks for your post about Lijit and the kind words. We’re working our hardest to insure that any blog publisher who wants to use Lijit will have a way of doing so.

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