Trends Articles

Google Trends Identifies Clinton As Top Democrat
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We’re more than ready to admit that analyzing Google Trends isn’t the best way to predict the future.  However, according to recent data, it looks like Hillary Clinton could be well on her way to becoming the Democratic nominee.

Google Trends Gets New Look & API
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Google Trends program will get a new look with a new application interface program.

Midwest Clipper Sends Students Googling

Every morning I like to visit at Google’s Hot Trends page to see what’s on the minds of searchers out there. Usually it’s reflective of the morning news, but this morning it read like a school closings report.

Mayer Gives Early Look at Search Trends

According to Google Press Center  "Marissa Mayer, Vice President of Search Products & User Experience at Google, will host an interactive webcast to give reporters an early look at the fastest-rising searches conducted on Google.com in 2007."

Rising In Google: iPhone, Webkinz, And TMZ

Apple’s hot gadget, the toy world’s must-have plush pets, and arguably AOL’s hottest web property represented the top three fastest-rising search terms at Google.

Yahoo Search Looks For 2007 Trends

The typical celebrity crises that grab lots of attention in search may have reached a point where Yahoo’s Search team has had far too much Lohan, Hilton, and Spears this year.

Digital Photo Frames Pique Searcher Interest

This holiday season, an unexpected gadget is high on the wish list, if a spate of searches in the United Kingdom is any indication. Searches for digital photo frames outpaced searches for digital cameras there last week.

Yahoo Could Alter Course With Layoffs

We’ve run several, several stories in recent weeks about Yahoo execs leaving the company, and the departures have been, as far as we can tell, completely voluntary.  But according to one analyst, a solution to most of the company’s problems would be for roughly 1,200 other employees to involuntarily follow suit.

Google Used To Track California Fires

Google’s products and services can’t don fire gear or grab a water hose.  But people are still using them in ways that will hopefully reduce the impact of the California fires.

Google Trends Reveals What Unites Manchester
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In celebration of Reuters’ discovery of Google Trends, we thought we’d revisit for an update. Like last year (when Google Trends was launched) Birmingham, England still has the world’s largest concentration of porn searches.

Hannah Montana Leads TV Costume Searches
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If you want to be more certain your Halloween costume is unique, it’s a good idea to follow the trends and wear something not listed. That’s how I would do it, anyway.

Google Trends Daily Updates
New search trends are coming very frequently. To keep a track of the changing search trends, Google came up with something new and exciting. Today in an announcement at the Official Google Blog, it was revealed that Google Trends now comes with the ability to track different search trends and compare on a daily basis with new daily updates.

Selling Information Will Become a High Touch Industry

Newspapers Going Free

The NYT just went free and likely the WSJ will follow. Once something goes free it is hard to start charging for it again – just ask Prince.

Shop.org Summit: Online Retail Trends

Whether an online retailer is also on top of the (virtual) world or is just starting out, they’ve likely got a lot to learn.  And as worlds both physical and virtual move forward, Donna Hoffman of the Sloan Center for Internet Retailing (and UC Riverside) has shared “10 Trends You Can’t Afford to Miss.”

Hip, Dead, Or Naked, People Will Search For You

Honestly, following search trends is like looking into the Mirror of Erides. You could just sit there and go mad from looking at it. Some things stay the same, and some of those same things disappoint you, but invariably you ask who or what or find a new thing that disappoints you.

Yahoo Heaped With Negative Vibes
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Between Google and a seemingly endless slew of challengers like Facebook and MySpace, Yahoo could be grilled like a panini in the battle for display advertising dollars.

MapJack: Google Street View For San Francisco
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If you live in (or are going to visit) San Francisco, there’s a neat new website for you to use.  If you live anywhere else, well . . . there’s a neat new website for you to look at.  MapJack, which can be compared with Google’s Street View, only works in that one Californian city.

Spotting Trends with Social Media

One of the often overlooked aspects of social media is that it can often be seen a pointer for developing and emerging trends.

Do Not Follow Google’s Mistakes

This is not an attempt to bash Google. However, you can sometimes learn what not to do from some very successful people and products.

Niche & Trend Tool List

There has been some useful posts of late that discuss the pracitical methods to get started at developing a new site or blog specifically for affiliate marketing. In particular Aaron Wall discusses practical tips for starting a new site and Dosh Dosh looks at choosing the right blog niche.

Google Trends Now Has Hotness

The experimental Google Trends site has added another measurement for searches, highlighting the hottest trends for site visitors.

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