Search Meter’s job is to capture anything put into the search box. This information is then displayed on the admin side of WordPress. It also comes with the functionality to output it on the public side of your blog if you’d like to.
Knowing what your visitors are searching for is important as it’s a clue to how they are using the site. You may find out that everyone is searching for information on a certain topic. If it’s not something you post on often, it may be a good idea to post on it more often. Or maybe you’ve created a tutorial or plugin that isn’t easily accessible from your main navigation. If everyone’s searching for it, it’d be a good idea to modify your navigation so it was easier to find.
Site searches are always a great addition to any site. It’s the only way to really get a feel for what people are looking for outside of site stats. By using the Search Meter plugin, you can easly track what your readers are interested in and use that data to help build a better website.