Google Trends

Google has so many neat little tools available. A colleague showed me this one last night. You can use Google Trends to compare search keywords on up to 5 topics over a period of time. Google Trends graphs it for you automatically.

Separate your search terms with commas. So, a search for “clinton, obama, mccain, huckabee, romney” would result in and in typical Google fashion the graph is mapped to articles – generally at peaks. It’s a VERY good tool to research current events as students can research the reasons for spikes in the searches. For example, why does a search on “Bush” spike in the latter part of 2004? Try searching for “violence, grand theft auto”. The resulting graph is actually highly INVERSE proportional. Who knew?

One response to “Google Trends

  1. good morning.. this article is cool.. in fact Jake Henderson just explain about the trend of affiliate marketing from Indonesia.

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