Google has always being a webmaster’s Good friend, Google zeitgeist WAS another very very useful tool provided by google to the webmasters to find the latest and old search trends on the web. It could be defined as a Collection of lists of the most frequent search queries. There are weekly, monthly and yearly lists, as well as topic and country specific lists. Closed 22 May 2007 and replaced by “Hot Trends, a dynamic feature in Google Trends.
Google Trends is a public web facility of Google Inc., about Google Search, that shows how often a particular search-term is entered relative to the total search-volume across various regions of the world, and in various languages. The horizontal axis of the main graph represents time (starting from some time in 2004), and the vertical is how often a term is searched for relative to the total number of searches, globally.Below the main graph, popularity is broken down by region, city and language. It is possible to refine the main graph by region and time period. On August 5, 2008, Google launched Google Insights for Search, a more sophisticated and advanced service displaying search trends data.
Google Trends can be found at : http://www.google.com/trends
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