Google Custom Search Engine Gets Statistics
Google has added a stats page for its custom search engines, letting those who have created and maintain one of their CSEs see what sort of usage the search engine is getting. The new feature shows the number of queries over certain time periods and the most popular search terms.
This is the sixth place you can see statistics in a Google product, after Google Trends, Google Music Trends, Google Search History, Google Reader and Google Analytics, and the differences between the offerings, interfaces and features are maddening. Perhaps Google should consider creating a centralized stats application (might I suggest repurposing Google Trends for this?) that can tap into an API output by Google services?
That would lessen the confusion, as well as create an app other web developers can use for showing off trends for their applications (and thus give Google access to data from all sort of valuable […]
Original post by Nathan Weinberg