try word tracker, if you become a member you have access to all the top searches in the search engines including google.
[edited by: mona at 2:43 pm (utc) on June 13, 2005]
From what i can see, they cover information from the top metcrawlers, which is basically dogpile and another one (I've forgotten the name).
They don't cover Google, but supposedly somewhere do - any ideas? all much appreciated!
I don't know of any service that offers it. But, I doubt that Google's top 100 is that much different than Yahoo's or the other you mentioned. How about taking your work colleage out to lunch or buy 'em enough beer to get 'em to share the secret access? ;-)
At least half of them are related to the pron industry and warez ..so where is the secret ...? ..strikes me a bit like the elephant in the drawing room ...
Most of them are like: jokes, hotmail, yahoo, some celebrity name, etc.
Not really the biggest 'money' keywords...
I am 99.9% sure your colleague is blowing smoke
[edited by: mona at 5:09 pm (utc) on June 10, 2005]
Thanks guys (and gurls :p)
I figured he might of been talking rubbish but thought I better had check, Zeitgeist is ok, but not really useful for commercial purposes unless its relavent to your market. I think its strange google havn't offered some kind of service, i'm sure many companies would happily pay for thing like 'most searched shoes' or 'most searched computer games', etc.
If what you really want is a search for specific popular KWs, they already offer it. https://adwords.google.com/select/main?cmd=KeywordSandbox
I guess you'll have to copy and paste, the link won't work for some reason
[edited by: mona at 3:23 pm (utc) on April 22, 2005]
If you've got an adwords account, use the traffic estimator tool to compare the popularity of different searches in your area. At least it gives you an idea...
Yahoo/Overture I have found gives me better targets than Google for Google (make sense?). I will run a list of dumbed down words that I usually get like vendor names, etc. and run those through. You will be surprised at the 3 word searches that a lot of competitors will fail to hit.
I dont know googles policy, but I get the top 65,000 keywords (excel limitation) for a weeks worth of searching from a connection at yahoo. I wouldn't imagine it being too secret; but before you ask, the answer is, "no."
[edited by: thomas77 at 3:57 am (utc) on May 28, 2005]
Top Search times terms last month
1 google 29557870
2 yahoo 17503047
3 ebay 14117927
4 screensaver 11400984
5 music 9963606
6 dating 8962456
7 internet explorer 8575835
8 mapquest 8186766
9 game 7824186
10 hotmail 7655936
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[edited by: mona at 5:56 am (utc) on May 28, 2005]
Yahoo's top searches can be found at
buzz. yahoo . com
Where did you get those figures from Thomas?
They would be nice to know on a regular basis :)
there is a report of most 3000 searched terms on rightscripts
Hard to imagine that mapquest was the #8 most searched term last month. It still blows my mind that single word domains like yahoo, google, hotmail, etc. are always the most searched terms. I mean, doesn't everyone know .com by now? Even if I had never used the Internet before, if I wanted to find google I would type google.com into my browser, not google. It really boggles the mind ...
<<I am 99.9% sure your colleague is blowing smoke >>
[edited by: mona at 5:10 pm (utc) on June 10, 2005]
>>It still blows my mind that single word domains like yahoo, google, hotmail, etc. are always the most searched terms. I mean, doesn't everyone know .com by now?<<
Amazingly not. I volunteered to do the website for a nonprofit. A couple days after I got the site up, I got a panicked phone call from the head of the nonprofit saying that the site had disappeared.
It showed up fine for me. We finally figured out that it wouldn't show up for him because he was typing the domain name into the search box that came up on his default search page instead of in the address bar. He had no idea you could go straight to a site without doing a search and that it takes a while for the search engines to add a new site to its results.
Obviously, there are a LOT of people like him surfing the web.
> there are a LOT of people like him surfing the web.
Ye indeedy doo, which likewise explains, at least in part, why certain folks have high levels of success via email spam, phishing, etc., etc., etc.
For many years I have been publishing a magazine about the Internet. 90 percent of all readers problems came from them typing a URL into the search panel of a search engine.
In the end I got fascinated by this and went to see some readers. They all had the same problem. Their computer, as bought, automatically opened up on a search engine when they connected to the Internet - normally MSN but, sometimes, Google. So when they saw a URL they typed it into the search engine. As I understand it, this problem is so prevalent that search engines are changing the way they work so that if you DO type in a URL as a search term it automatically goes to that site.
I also have experienced a number of people with this problem. Had to try hard not to laugh at them.