From: Simon Willison (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Sep 06 2002 - 19:47:45 BST
At 10:10 06/09/2002 -0500, Adrian Holovaty wrote:
>Whenever someone stumbles upon Holovaty.com via a Google search, my site
>displays a "Welcome, Google user" message and automatically highlights
>that person's search terms on the page. It provides a link to turn off the
>highlighting, along with a link to search my site for those terms.
>You can see it for yourself by doing a Google search for "accessibility
>news sites nytimes" and clicking the holovaty.com match. (It was sixth in
>the list when I checked.)
>It's easy enough to do -- just check the referrer string and grab the
>query terms from it.
>I was inspired by WebmasterWorld, which has a similar feature:
Nice feature - I remember the first time I saw that on WebmasterWorld, it
freaked me out for a few seconds until I figured out how they had done it
(there was no "Welcome Google User", just a bunch of highlighted search terms).
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