Microsoft Celebrates St. Patrick’s Day

    March 17, 2009
    Chris Crum

Microsoft has been in the St. Patrick’s Day spirit this month. On the Live Search Blog, they recently reported that the number of people searching for green beer increased by 940% when March started.

Microsoft has also taken the opportunity to map out the routes for St. Patrick’s Day parades and highlight items like Irish pubs in Live Search Maps.

Here is a parade route and some points of interest for Boston:

St. Patrick's Day in Boston

And New York:

St. Patrick's Day in New York

And Chicago:

St. Patrick's Day in Chicago

Microsoft also points to its MSN food channel – Delish, which is chock full of St. Patrick’s Day recipes today:

St. Patrick's Day on Delish

Search Engine Roundtable looks at Microsoft’s and many others’ St. Patrick’s Day designs in the search industry. Keep an eye on your inbox for the WebProNews newsletter today, which goes beyond the green links we have added to our site and includes an entire St. Patrick’s Day design theme, complete with a picture of me as a leprechaun. If that’s not enough of a draw, it’s also got some tips for getting more conversions out of your web site. By the way, if you’re not signed up for the newsletter, sign up!