At least Daily Express readers are still searching for Madeleine McCann
I have a little Perl script that runs each morning, and checks what the popular searches are on the Daily Express website.
I know it is a little childish, but it just amuses me so much that they are obviously editorially chosen rather than a real reflection of what users are doing, and, more importantly, that they seldom ever change.
I got a little bit excited in April last year when they suddenly dropped 'Princess Diana' from the list. The script has been running for a year now, so I'm in a position to produce a table of the most popular search terms on the Daily Express website over the last 365 days.
So no one-track mind from the editorial team populating that search promo then!
Incidentally, the blank space in my table isn't a mistake - for 202 days of the year the box had a random empty line in the middle and nobody seemed to notice...