What’s Hot And What’s Shot

Google Trends

I’ll bet you didn’t know that Google has (what doesn’t Google have) a nice tool to tell us what is on everyone’s mind.

It’s Google Trends. Just enter a keyword and Google will do all the heavy lifting.

Keep in mind that this isn’t a perfect science but it will give you  a real good notion of what people are thinking of.

Here are a few interesting keywords to try out just to get the hang of it.

  • Anthony Weiner – candle just lit and it’s about to go out.
  • Cropped pants – Heading in the up direction.
  • Barack Obama – Huge spike when he’s running for President. Once he’s President, ok, we know the guy.
  • Maxi dresses – Very hot a couple of years ago.

When you get a result following your query you’ll see that you can click on links that will tell your more about your term at various points in time. How cool is that?!?!?!

Do you have a favorite Google tool? Maybe it’s something that you love but a lot of people don’t know about. Tell us by leaving  a comment below. OR maybe you found a very interesting result with Google Trends.  Tell  us!!


Bud Kraus teaches CTD 600 Web Design: XHTML , CTD 605 Web Design: Cascading Style Sheets, and CTD 613: WordPress.

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