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14 Places To Spot Popular Trends – What’s Hot Where and When?

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Ann Smarty
Ann Smarty
14 Places To Spot Popular Trends – What’s Hot Where and When?

A number of search engines and web portals track world’s hottest trends and get updated on a regular basis (instantly, daily or weekly):

What’s HOT in search?

  • Google hottest trends (updates throughout the day);
  • Yahoo buzz allows to see the daily buzz score (=”the percentage of Yahoo! users searching for that subject multiplied by a constant to make the number easier to read“) and the move (i.e. how fast this has become popular):

Yahoo buzz

  • Top Ask.com searches: most searched at Ask.com past week;
  • Aol.com hot searches;
  • Daily MSN A-list;

What’s HOT around social media?

  • Delicious hot tags;
  • StumbleUpon popular tags (recently popular and all the time);
  • Popular Flickr tags (in the last 24 hours, over last week and overall);
  • What’s hot on Facebook;
  • Twitter hot topics: Twitscoop – lists most popular terms discussed at Twitter and displays the trend history in the form of a graph:

Twitscoop: hot Twitter trends

What’s HOT in blogosphere?

  • Technorati Popular: top searches and top blogs (in the last 48 hours);
  • BlogPulse key phrases allow for “trend this” option that graphically represents the trend history:

Blogpulse: hot keywords

What’s HOT in eCommerce?

  • Amazon tag cloud = which tags Amazon customers use to classify products;
  • EBay pulse = popular eBay searches.

What’s HOT everywhere?

  • SEOmoz popular searches aggregate data from most sources mentioned above (Google trends, Yahoo buzz, Technorati, etc).
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Ann Smarty

Ann Smarty

Brand amd Community Manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas

Ann Smarty is the blogger and community manager at Internet Marketing Ninjas. Ann's expertise in blogging and tools serve as ... [Read full bio]

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