The spirit of our times... Trying to answer the question about what's next?
The answer is important because it impacts markets, businesses and your websites.
For example, the 2008 USA Year-End Google Zeitgeist shows that the fastest growing terms in search are obama, facebook, att, and iphone. So, how does this help you with keywords research? It can help you to take advantage of trends in your markets. If you can somehow tie your products to the major trends, then you can take advantage of huge amounts of traffic.
://URLFAN is an evolving experiment designed to discover how popular websites are in the blogosphere, all in real time. It does this by cultivating the content of millions of RSS feeds and parsing billions of pieces of information to make a transparent ranking based on the numbers. Discover who's a fan of your URL.
Google Trends even lets you compare two different words to see which one has more traffic. With some comparisons, it even charts major news stories to drops or peaks in traffic.
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