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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Google Trends Monthly Top Charts good for driving Website Traffic to your Blog using Social Trends Research

Folks prepare for my shortest post on my personal blog yet.

On Tuesday May 7th 2013, the YouTube Trends Map made its debut and made it easy to see what’s trending on YouTube as stated in my blog article entitled “YouTube's now clocking 1 billion Unique visitors per month - How to see who's watching YouTube Videos as they go Star Trek Into the Darkness in VOD Territory”.

Then on Saturday May 22nd 2013, Google’s revamped Google Trends with a helpful Zeitgeist-esque tool called Google Top Charts for us Bloggers and people want to see what the Top Searches in different categories for previous months as stated in “Google 'Top Charts' Detail Hot Search Topics”, published May 22, 2013 05:01pm EST By Stephanie Mlot, PCWorld.
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Google Top Charts goes as far back to the very beginning of Google Search as noted in “Google Top Charts show world's Searches for Whiskey”, more, published May 22, 2013 9:35 AM PDT by Eric Mack, CNET News. Google also launched a Full screen Visualization of Trends across the Globe that also another helpful tool for blogger as explained in “Google Adds Monthly Top Charts To Google Trends, And A Beautiful New Search Trend Visualizer”, published Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013 by Darrell Etherington, TechCrunch.

All of this Data of course, is pulled from Google Knowledge Graph, a rough equivalent of Facebook’s Open Graph and its implementation as Graph Search as explained in my Geezam blog article entitled “Facebook to introduce #Hashtags with emoticons, monetizing FB and making Open Graph Search Practical”.

The idea is that Google Search terms are related to real life things people using Google Search care about and are trying to find. Thus Google Top Charts is really a compilation of Categories of thing people search for. Currently there are roughly forty (40) Categories in Google Top Charts with the top ten items being searched changing from month to month. No doubt Google’s set to expand that list with more Categories.

It’s really like a Monthly version of Google’s Yearly Zeitgeist or Top 10 Recommendation List in various categories of what people search for on Google and eventually satisfied what they were originally seeking. Their Press Release on Google's Official Blog explains how this Monthly Zeitgeist works as stated in “Top Charts in Google Trends—The most searched people, places and things”, posted Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Google's Official Blog.

My prediction is that this may become an eventual stand alone service separate and apart from  Google Trends or even Google Search, categorizing the Vast Internet into neatly cataloged categories of Top 10 “Best of the Best” List of things you desire to obtain. The list is easy to use with the much searched for items bring broken down into Categories based on Geography and Time going as far back as 2001. Arrow on the lists also indicates if the popularity of the Item has tended up or down since the previous month’s listing. 

Bloggers, Researchers into Social Trends and Advertisers are sure to benefit. I say bloggers, as we like to write about what’s trending in order to drive traffic to our Blogs. The more Traffic the better and the best way, hands down, is by writing and posting articles about what people on the Web are querying on Google Search. Google Top Charts makes knowing what to write about that much easier.

It’s a lot better than watching your Administrator account or looking for the Most Searched Terms in Blogger. It actually makes blogging a more precise Science, instead of a hit-and-miss experience of writing an article and hoping that you readers will like it. This is especially helpful if you’re not a Celebrity with superstardom and fans poring everything you post on Twitter, Facebook or other Social Networks. 

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This along with my tips on writing less painlessly for your personal blog by using Keyboard shortcuts as laid out in my Geezam blog article entitled “How to use Windows Shortcuts to be a more proficient Writer” should make the first-time blogger foray into Writing a lot less hazardous and toxic.

After all, what better recommendation for items you are looking for in the physical world is there than the common communal knowledge of fellow Googlers who have categorized Search patterns and trends since Google’s inception?

But best of all, Google Top Charts is a simplification of Google Trends, making it not only easier to find the trends you wish to see but also what was relevant to people at certain time of different years in the past. This service I time may become a Separate Search Engine from Google Search.

This little known gem is yet another arrow in the Quiver of Bloggers the world over as it relates to writing articles that generate traffic and thus can be monetized via advertising, making your blog stand out like Percy Jack: Sea of Monsters (2013).

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