Sunday, July 27, 2008

Google Trends and Hot Trends

The main website that will be used in the blog post preparation is Google Trends and Hot Trends. With Hot Trends, users can see a snapshot of what’s on the public’s collective mind by viewing the fastest-rising searches for different points of time. Users can access a list of today’s top 100 fastest-rising search queries in the U.S. The site is updated hourly to provide the most accurate information.

You can also alter the date of inquiry and select a deferent date in history to see what the top rising searches were and what the search activity looked like over the course of that day.

Google Trends analyzes a portion of Google web searches - the most popular and the most used Search Engine - to compute how many searches have been done for the terms that was the matter of inquiry, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time. Then you are shown a Search Volume Index graph for comprehensive results.

With Google Trends, another part of this Google services website, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most.

At the moment, Google Trends are only available in English and in Chinese, and Hot Trends are only available in English.

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