Love tag clouds? Check out this page, which displays the top 20 search terms that drive people to each O’Reilly domain, including Hackszine. As noted on that page, here are a few things to keep in mind about these visualizations:
- The terms are organic, which means that these are terms that someone typed into a search engine (e.g., Google) and then followed a resulting link. (In contrast to a search term that someone entered into our own search box.)
- While the keyword frequency does give some idea of what people are looking for, keep in mind that the word had to already be on our site in order for it to appear, and it had to be ranked highly enough for someone to find it.
- These are raw search terms, so similar but slightly different terms will appear twice. For example, “web 2.0” and “web 2” may both appear.
Tired of tag clouds? We’d love to see how you’d process the data. Here’s the data for Hackszine, formatted as JSON.