Being current with trend-tracking tools can help you increase traffic to your website. Whether you’re looking for hot topics or you’d like to optimize your site for search engines, trend-tracking tools can come in handy. There are so many online platforms that are able to offer highly valuable data for website owners. On this post, we gathered a list of 5 trend-tracking tools that provide the latest data on what’s hot. So plow ahead and find out what readers are looking for and use it to help you boost traffic on your website.
1. Google Trends
Google has massive global reach, therefore there is no doubt in my mind that Google Trends is one of the most accurate and powerful trend-tracking tools available now. It has a straightforward interface that makes it convenient and intuitive tool. In other words, Google Trends will show what’s the latest on the web, based on searches people perform on Google. You can even explore a visual representation of regional interest on a country’s map, and find terms related to your business or interest.
If there is a conversation happening, it’s happening on Twitter, and if you want to follow the conversation based on a specific location, use Trendsmap to log into the global Twitter talk. Trendsmap presents a screen-wide world map with tags and hashtags # of most popular terms currently used on Twitter. The size of the tag will tell you how often it’s being used. Try to click a tag and a lightbox will open, showing the most current tweets on the particular topic. You can also search for specific keywords to find out if and where they are being tweeted right now.
Pinterest continues to grow at a rate of about 50,000 users per day. According to the recent data, the rate went up from 3 million users in 2011 to 26 million by December 2012. Considering its size and reach, data on pinterest usage has proven to be one of the hottest web trends out there now which bring us to introduce Repinly.
This new trend-tracking tool, gives you information on everything that’s happening on Pinterest. You can use it to find the most popular pins, most frequently visited boards, top pinners and much more. Repinly has an awesome stats section as well that displays an informative graph of the most popular Pinterest categories and activity.
BuzzFeed is a trend aggregator that combines web algorithms with human editors to track the web’s most viral obsessions in real time. The site’s magazine-like interface makes it possible to browse and explore. You can choose particular category or search by keyword to have all the latest viral happening unfold before your very fingertips.
5. Viral Video Chart
Since it’s inception back in 2006, viral Video Chart has tracked over 300 billion video streams and their data is syndicated to a wide range of mainstream media outlets, including CNN and Mashable. By default, the viral video chart lists the top 20 viral videos for the past 7 days, but you can also customize your search query according to different time frames.
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