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On-line Tools for Searching the AOL Data

Posted in: Google,Search Engine Optimisation,Search Engines,Statistics by Richard Hearne on August 8, 2006
Internet Marketing Ireland

A number of tools are appearing allowing the interrogation of the released AOL material:

AOL Search Database (currently under heavy load)

and (IMO) a more superior site:

DontDelete (new domain so you may have to access via

I am currently indexing the entire dataset myself (2.1GB of search goodness) and hope to bring you some Irish related queries from the data in the next day or two.


Michael Duz has created this tool for calculating the increase in traffic from higher SERP positions which you might find handy.

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  1. Another one… http://simplifiedsec.com/KeywordDigger.html

    They’re popping up all over the place. Seriously valuable info for PPC campaigns

    Comment by Georgie Casey — August 8, 2006 @ 9:20 pm

  2. Hey.. we updated our site with a bunch of cool features. One in particular returns keyword searches for a randomly selected user.. it’s fun to flip through. We also have a search by website.. it’s great stuff.

    Comment by Joshua — August 9, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

  3. Forgot the link… http://www.dontdelete.com. Sorry..

    Comment by Joshua — August 9, 2006 @ 4:42 pm

  4. Richard another I came across was http://www.aolsearchdatabase.com/

    Comment by Dave Callan — August 11, 2006 @ 9:24 am

  5. Hi David

    How goes it?

    Thats the first site I link to above :)

    Comment by Richard — August 11, 2006 @ 9:38 am

  6. I’m obviously still asleep – sorry.

    Comment by Dave Callan — August 11, 2006 @ 9:50 am

  7. Still asleep?

    Sure the day is half over by now :D

    [OT] I have clean up the styles on the cite links some time soon (another entry on my todo list :( )

    Comment by Richard — August 11, 2006 @ 9:59 am

  8. Late night last night, one of the chaps from the ESB was moving dept…

    Comment by Dave Callan — August 11, 2006 @ 10:57 am

  9. Nice one to discuss particular users is http://aol.zanoza.lv

    Comment by max — August 13, 2006 @ 8:24 pm

  10. @max

    That’s a very nice slant – I like it!

    Comment by Richard — August 13, 2006 @ 8:57 pm

  11. Here’s another tool that will attempt to predict the search query volume based on specific keywords:


    Comment by Richard — August 14, 2006 @ 10:27 am

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