“Have you ever noticed that cool tag thingy that they do on Flickr, Ning, or Technorati? The one where some words are displayed in a larger font than others? Now you can easily add one of these clouds to your Joomla site to track searches that your visitors submit. Users can simply click on a popular term to perform a search.”
Having spent 35 seconds (!) on the installation, I can honestly say this one was a real piece of cake as far as a drop-in replacement for the integrated search handling; or as a companion is perhaps a better way to describe it. The Joomla Search Cloud module mostly spiffs up the display of previous search terms of course. I installed RC2 with Joomla 1.0.8 and it worked without a hitch.
Go check it out, you’ll like it.