Top Searches: May 2019

Every month we display the top 5 keywords that you searched for on Mash.ie. Here they are in order:

  1. Summer (146 searches - 118 results)
  2. Report Comments (132 / 7)
  3. Caitheamh Aimsire (108 / 68)
  4. Siopadoireacht (87 / 44)
  5. ASD (57 / 107)

What did you search for in January

Every month we summarise the most popular searches on Mash.ie. For sellers, this can be useful to know what potential customers may be looking for. Gaeilge themes seemed to be a focus for January with most of the top 5 searches falling into this category:
  1. Éadaí
  2. Caitheamh Aimsire
  3. An Aimsir
  4. Sa Bhaile
  5. Spring
Again, the searches that got no results were made up mostly of store names. We're nearly ready to address this issue but it was interesting to see some of the other searches that got no responses:
  1. The built environment (11 searches)
  2. Ethiopia (10)
  3. Busy Board (6)
  4. St Brigids Day (5)
The final one above is interesting in so far as it is a misspelling of the festival.

What did you search for in December?

Every month we look back on the products you searched for. As it was December, there was no surprise what the top search item was - yes - Christmas! The word was searched 3 times more than any other search term. In the top 6 searches, variants such as Nollaig, An Nollaig and Christmas Activity Pack also had high search results. Randomly, the second and third most popular search terms were "hobbies" and "water" which goes to show not everyone is focused on Christmas! Éadaí and Aimsir were the other big hitters in December's searches. Sellers might be interested in some of the searches that achieved zero results. All but one were the names of stores. We are working on allowing teachers to search for their favourite stores but in the meantime, we'd recommend sellers add their store name in the description of their products. We would hope to...

What did you search for in October?

We hope you had a great first term. Every month we share our top search terms with you, which may help for inspiration if you are a seller. Here are October's: The top 5 searches for resources on Mash.ie this month were: Oiche Shamhna Halloween Bia New language curriculum Autumn The top two results are unsurprising. I guess this might be useful to any sellers for November to look out for special events that are coming up. Sellers might also be interested to note that again of the searches where there were no returns over 90% of them were store names. We're still working on allowing store names to be included in search results but in the meantime, it would be a very good idea for sellers to include their name and store name in the description of their products. The following terms were searched for with no results....

What did you search for in September?

September is the busiest month on Mash.ie and a crazy month in real life! The top 5 searches for resources on Mash.ie this month were: mé féin (71 results) New language curriculum (128 results) Aistear (332 results) bia (87 results) bua na cainte (27 results) Sellers might be interested to note that of the searches where there were no returns over 90% of them were store names. We're going to work on allowing store names to be included in search results but in the meantime, it would be a very good idea for sellers to include their name and store name in the description of their products. The following terms were searched for with no results. sound town Aistear Breithlá bia naíonán shinsearacha chestnut tree Christmas Plays...

What did you search for in June?

June is traditionally a quieter month on Mash.ie and a crazy month in real life! However, teachers were still searching for resources and it wasn't much of a surprise that the biggest item typed in the search bar was "end of year" It's also interesting to see people using the search bar to find particular stores they like. This only works if your product description contains your store name so it might be worth taking note. For example 74 people searched for Miss Múinteoir in June. The top 5 searches for resources were: end of year junior infants new language curriculum aistear tricky words People searched for other items but got no return on their search. It might be worth creating resources to help these people! you blew me away holes end of year certificates sports day certificates Tomás na...

What did you search for last month? (May 2018)

It's interesting to see what teachers search for on Mash.ie. For sellers, it might give ideas about products you might be producing. For customers, it might spark some ideas for your planning. Here are the top 5 things that teachers searched for:
  1. End of year report cards and comments
  2. Junior Infant resources
  3. New Language Curriculum
  4. Summer
  5. Cúntas Míosúil
We also record searches that didn't produce results. Here are the top few:
  1. Subbing Packs
  2. Handa's Surprise
  3. An Pictiúlann
  4. ASD plans
  5. Commotion in the Ocean

What did you search for?

We got a new service today that shows what users are searching for on Mash.ie. Every so often we'll publish some statistics on what has been searched for on the site, which might help teachers see what's happening in other classrooms, or give some of our sellers some ideas as to what other teachers are looking for. Also, because we're complete geeks (well, only Simon, really) we find statistics fascinating. Although today was quiet (Sunny Saturdays are, unsurprisingly, our quietest day) we thought it would be fun to list the top 5 things people searched for. Report Writing / Comments - 19% searches Cinema / An Phictiúrlann - 11% English - 5% Geography - 5% Jolly Phonics - 5% The only search today that yielded no results was the cinema. However, one the other hand, "art" yielded 751 results when somebody searched for...