Improved search functionality
Please create a block with the most popular/latest searches. This block could be configurable through admin panel.
I suppose we need a plugin. It logs all search keywords and keeps them in database and adds two more blocks. One of them is used to display popular searches, another one displays the latest searches. If admins do not need any of them they can simply disable a block in admin panel -> Manage blocks and the functionality will not be processed.
Also it would be a great to use these search keyword phrases for search input.
We need to implement a specific search functionality like yellowpages.com has:
Find a business (standard, business, phone number)
Find a person (name, phone number, address)