Corn Beef And Cabbage Hottest Search Term Day Before St. Pats

St Patrick's Day is tomorrow and in preparation many people seem to be using Google to find out how to cook corn beef and cabbage. No doubt this may be the biggest day so far for the new Google Recipes filter.

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Looking at the cities searching for St Patrick's Day the leading city is Herndon, Va. While there was a Civil War battle fought there on St Patrick's Day in 1863, the reason it tops the city list is more likely that it is also the headquarters of AOL and the visits could be aggregated through that IP address.

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The recipe searches for corn beef and cabbage is the first major holiday meal to see the Google Recipe filter. I will definitely be asking them how much use it got when Google attends the SES NY conference next week.

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.