Google-Trends

  • Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More

    Google Trends Debuts Email Notifications For Search Topics, Hot Searches And More

    Google Trends, the informative resource that shows you what’s currently popular around the web right now in and in the recent past, now offers email subscriptions, Google announced this morning. The new feature will allow you to subscribe to any search topic, plus┬áHot Searches for any country, or any U.S. monthly Top Chart, says Google via a blog post detailing the feature. However… Read More

  • Google Merges Trends And Insights For Search, Expands Hot Searches List to India, Japan And Singapore

    Google Merges Trends And Insights For Search, Expands Hot Searches List to India, Japan And Singapore

    Google just announced that it is merging Google Trends, its tool for checking trending topics, and Insights for Search, its tool for comparing search terms over time, into one single Google Trends product. As part of this merger, the company is also giving Trends a fresh coat of paint and, more importantly, it’s switching to HTML5-based charts and maps based on the Google Chart Tools. Read More

  • If You Cite Compete Or Alexa For Anything Besides Making Fun Of Them, You’re A Moron

    If You Cite Compete Or Alexa For Anything Besides Making Fun Of Them, You’re A Moron

    Earlier today, I was checking out some new questions in the TechCrunch topic area on Quora. One in particular caught my eye: How was TechCrunch traffic affected by their major redesign in July 2011? This has been something I’ve seen asked here and there given the radical changes we implemented — and, I assume, given the audience issues Gawker faced after their recent redesign. Read More

  • What's In The Health Care Bill? According To Google, A Bit Of Farmville.

    What's In The Health Care Bill? According To Google, A Bit Of Farmville.

    Look, I know Farmville is popular. Okay, really popular. Okay, insanely popular. And while it does have plenty of mainstream appeal, I still find it hard to believe that it has controlled two of the top “Hot Searches” items (for the U.S.) all day long on Google. And yet, according to Google Trends, both “farmville.com the game,” and “www.farmville.com the… Read More

  • Perseids, John Hughes, And G.I. Joe Are Trending Topics On Wikipedia

    Perseids, John Hughes, And G.I. Joe Are Trending Topics On Wikipedia

    Google has Google Trends, Twitter has trending topics, and now so does Wikipedia. Pete Skomoroch, a Senior Research Scientist at LinkedIn and blogger at Data Wrangling, built a trending topics page for Wikipedia. The homepage ranks the top-25 Wikipedia articles with the most pageviews over the past 30 days, as well as the fastest rising articles in the past 24 hours. Some of the most… Read More

  • The Mysterious Social Search Abyss Of 2010

    The Mysterious Social Search Abyss Of 2010


    Google Trends is a great tool to get an overview on terms people are searching for with the largest search engine in the world. It also shows interesting trends. And something is definitely going on with searches for a few large social networks using Google. At some point in mid January, a group of sites including Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Flickr, and Foursquare saw a huge drop in number… Read More

  • Swine Flu Spreads Panic Over The Web

    Swine Flu Spreads Panic Over The Web

    Earlier today, the U.S. declared a public health emergency over the Swine Flu, after confirming 20 cases of the flu spreading to humans in New York, Ohio, Kansas, Texas and California. More than 80 people have died in Mexico from the disease, which has potentially spread to other countries, including Canada and France. Although Federal officials are urging Americans not to panic about the… Read More

  • Some Big Sites Are Using Google Trends To Direct Editorial

    Google Trends, which shows you the hot search queries on Google at any given time, is more than two years old now (this year they added website/domain tracking as well). PR professionals and brand managers use it regularly to track how hot their assets are, and there are countless other uses for the service. One use though, which is becoming increasingly popular we hear, is for blogs… Read More

  • Google Trends helps popularize obscure presidential candidate: Jimmy Tide

    [photopress:googletrendstide.jpg,full,left] The New Hampshire primary was yesterday, but you won’t find either winner (John McCain and Hillary Clinton) in the top 10 of Google Trends. You will, however, find a relatively unknown, sort of a long shot candidate as number two. Jimmy Tide, who not only wears the cleanest shirts but who also promises to clean up America. I’d like to… Read More

  • Google Trends Launches

    Google Trends Launches

    Google Trends launched today. It’s another analysis tool (and a good one), that allows you to see how often specific search terms are being entered into the Google search engine. Up to five terms can be compared. And you can also view queries that contain either or two terms, using a vertical bar “|”. More advanced queries can be done as well – see the FAQs for details. Read More