Google Trends is a powerhouse search engine feature which allows the user to find hot topics to use for anything the user will need. The user is able to search up to five topics and learn about how frequently it is searched on Google. It shows all of the searched areas such as Google News stories and the individual geographic regions of those who have searched for the topic. The Hot Searches shows who people are searching for the most on Google that day.
Using Google Trends will provide an endless amount of hot topic ideas for your blog on a daily basis. The first thing the user will need to do is decide on the subject or topic of interest then add in phrases that will specify the results even further such as how to, how do I, what are, Tips to, Top 10, easy ways to, and more. These types of search qualifiers will provide a good start in finding the right information needed. For the user to be absolutely successful they will need to search about topics that people normally search for in plain language and not using symbols such as hyphens. Avoid using the Google Trends auto-complete feature instead enter in the search phrases or terms directly then pressing the enter button.
- Google Trends has an advanced search feature called Google Insights for Search which provides the user with the capabilities to search for:
- The search volume index graph shows the frequency of how much and how often the keywords are searched.
- Google Trends also provides a News Reference Volume Graph displays the number of times the topics has appeared within Google News.
- Google has also has added a Google Hot Searches feature which shows approximately 40 topics updated on an hourly basis. These Google Hot Searches are available RSS feed allowing the user to subscribe to the feed and access through any RSS reader of their choice such as Google Reader which is another great web application brought on by Google.
Google Trends provides an endless amount of hot topics to choose from for writing inspiration on blogs. Google Trends allows the user to compare many different hot topics at the same time. The user can exclude words from your trend by using a minus sign. Parentheses can be used to enter in multi-word terms.