Guess someone was able to do a better job and have come up with a much more awesome plugin. Please check this post: Incoming Search Terms WordPress Plugin For Articles / Posts.

**Update** –

I’m working on extracting the core ‘Search term tagging’ function from bStat as it doesn’t seem to work with latest version of WordPress. Please put up with me till then.


I had seen this plugin being implemented on a few blogs and wanted to have this one very badly on my blog as well.

The plugin I’m talking about is bsuite from Cassey. A brilliant plugin, which has seen its journey all the way from bStat all the way to bSuite.

But somewhere during the journey, bSuite lacked what I was looking for in it. It provides great statistics, but what I was looking for was the incoming search term tagging feature, which was not a part of bSuite.

Cassey has done a great job developing the plugin, but I was disappointed when I found very less support from the plugin page. Seems like Cassey is too busy to spend a lot of time for his blog. Sensible when you have lot more to do in real life 🙂 .

Matt from Borkweb wrote a quick hack to get things working for bSuite, but unfortunately, bSuite 4.0 is a lot different from bSuite 3.0 and predecessors and hence the hack provided by him was difficult to suite the latest one.

You can find Matts version here : http://borkweb.com/story/bstat-search-cloud

Some one there got the hack to work and offered to help others. But I was point blank denied from any help and was left helpless again.

That’s when the zeal of “have to find it” kicked in and my search ended here.

Thanks to author to take some time to put up different versions of bstat and bSuite up on his server for us to download. I finally managed to get a copy which was doing what I expected bStat to do.

All fine, until I found there was a small bug in the script. The query was working fine for the first 9 results and later on was throwing some garbage value.

I ended up modding the script a bit, since it is under GPL.

Finally it’s working the way I want it to. I haven’t tested it completely. I just wanted the incoming search term tagging to work fine, so if something else is not working as it is expected to, I’m sorry.

[ Download Incoming Search Term Tagging bStat / bSuite Mod ]

The *.zip file has a ReadMe.txt which tells you how to get things going on. If in case you have any problem, do drop a message and I’ll help you the best I can :).

Special thanks to Cassey and buchin, without who I could not get this running.


  1. Blues & Rock,

    Plagiarism in the internet world is common especially with a lot of generic content that is around. One of the ways to avoid other websites copying your articles is to disable right click on your web pages. This will discourage some people from copying your articles and reposting. But apart from that, there is no way to really stop someone from taking your article, moving around a few lines and post it. Sadly, no techniques for to prevent content from being stolen. Nothing will stop someone from re writing your article if they want to.

  2. I’m a wordpress plugin programmer. We have
    designed a plugin that should scrape web surfer’s contact information in to the database without needing their communication and interaction. I am searching for beta evaluators and
    furthermore, as you’ll be gaining significant portions of web traffic, I was looking into both you and your web blog.
    Feeling interested?

  3. Hi there would you mind stating which blog platform you’re using? I’m
    planning to start my own blog soon but I’m having a difficult time deciding between BlogEngine/Wordpress/B2evolution and Drupal. The reason I ask is because your layout seems different then most blogs and I’m looking for something unique.
    P.S Apologies for getting off-topic but I had to ask!

  4. Does Bstat plugin make google penalty ? I use it and have penalty from google. Or it could be another reason ? please help

  5. @Sriharsh – I’m a it busy with personal work at this point, will send a mail to u as soon as the latest release of Incoming Search Terms is released. Thanks.

  6. I’m sorry sorry aery. I’m in the middle of shifting and it’s kinda messy at this point to concentrate on all things I had initially planned. It’ll take atleast a month or more for me to get back to work. At this point, I do not even have access to internet at home and I have to find the nearest browsing center to update posts, let alone work and test projects. I promise I’ll come up with a script worth the wait.


  7. Hi Gautam,
    If you’re still working on this plugins, can you make the search terms link to url like this: mysite.com/search/key1+key2+etc. I think it’ll give us more benefits.

  8. Hi….thx again for this amazing plugin…

    but unfortunately….i found the case on our wp_bstat_refs table, the incoming searches doesnt match with the post_id and Top incoming search terms for this post looks so weird… not on relevant page…

    So how we can fix this bug? thx again for your time 🙂

  9. Hi Gautahm,

    It looks like all the links are being created in a single blog post. That post is filled with entries from all the other posts while other posts shows just blank search query tags.

  10. Hemanth,

    This works fine on 2.7 . I have tested it. Did you test and see if the tables are created in the database ? If they are created, investigate the content and let me know what it has.

    Normally it takes about 24 hrs to display the data once the plugin is installed.


  11. Hi mate.. It’s not showing the list in WP 2.7. Will it work in this latest version? It’s showing the ‘Top incoming search terms for this post’ message, but no search queries. Any inputs?


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