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I Am, Like So Insignificant

I Am, Like So Insignificant
I Am, Like So Insignificant
posted 23 Jul ’07, 8.52pm MDT PST on flickr

I do not register on Google Trends:


Poking around the Google Labs, I played a bit the other night with the search trend analysis tools they have there-might come in handy in some future presentation.

With Google Trends, you can compare the world’s interest in your favorite topics. Enter up to five topics and see how often they’ve been searched on Google over time. Google Trends also shows how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most.

Google Trends analyzes a portion of Google web searches to compute how many searches have been done for the terms you enter, relative to the total number of searches done on Google over time. We then show you a graph with the results — our search-volume graph — plotted on a linear scale.

Located just beneath our search-volume graph is our news-reference-volume graph. This graph shows you the number of times your topic appeared in Google News stories. When Google Trends detects a spike in the volume of news stories for a particular term, it labels the graph and displays the headline of an automatically selected Google News story written near the time of that spike.

You can look over time at the data of certain keywords that are FG (Frequently Googled), like obvious ones such as wikipedia or second life… and drill down by country, language, etc.

Not everything is on the rise- podcasting peaked in 2005?

And it gets fun when you separate search terms by commas, which revewal comparisons, like blogger, facebook, myspace

Lastly, now I have proof that dogs rule!

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.


  1. I had to plug in 10 different animals until I found one to rival dogs. It was “chicken.” Heh. I tried monkeys, gerbils, hamsters, horses, goats, llamas, and a few others I can’t recall.

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