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

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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

What’s HOT around social media?

Twitscoop: hot Twitter trends

What’s HOT in blogosphere?

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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  • Thanks for the refresher course on trends and mapping out what is popular. It seems that sometimes, we don’t even know why things are popular, they just are.

    However, knowing where to look for those popular, money-making terms is so essential and most don’t know how to use the data gathered, so thanks 🙂


  • this is indeed informative, sure to think of ways to capitalise on this gold mine of data!

  • Lots of ways to find that niche that no one has covered yet by watching and using these tools.

  • Another great list Ann.

    I have found some joy with Google Current which is an online magazine based on today’s top queries

  • This is excellent information. It would be very interesting to see if there are any similar trends across the various networks…

  • Very good info. Its always nice to find a site willing to share useful information with the world. Consider yourself bookmarked.

  • Google Insights is also very helpful for spotting breaking industries and niches.

  • Ooh thanks. I knew about some of these, but not others. The differences are quite interesting.

  • Useful information.Thanks a lot!

  • A Very Good Info. It’s really difficult to find why the trends are varying and difficult to say why the trend is very popular.

  • Thanks a lot for your info.

    You are very good at syndicating the resource.

  • This is a great list; all in one place. Thanks a lot. I had been looking for a list of trend websites! Should give me a good idea on what to write about

  • Thanks Ann for this useful resource.

  • Great List! Thanx, Ann