I was just alerted to some new Google features while reading Content Matters: Google Co-op and Google Trends. I’m taking a look at Google Trends and I am very impressed.
You can check out Google Co-op here. Google Trends is available here.
As an example I mapped trends for “Adsense” and “click fraud.” Google trends maps search volume all the way back to 2004. I am a little curious about the geographic data for results; for these two terms the top listed results are Kuala Lumpur and Dehli.
On example of practical use of this data would be finding out if your niche is in decline or building volume. This kind of data could also help predict seasonal traffic patterns (good example, duck hunting.)
I am still taking a look at Google Co-op. Overall, I am quite impressed by Google Trends.
Here are a few other interesting charts I’ve found, in case you are drawing a black on keywords to look at:
real estate bubble
new movies: mission impossible 3, an american haunting, united 93, silent hill, scary movie 4
luxury cars: rolls royce, bentley, bmw, mercedes, lexus