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What Happened to Google Trends?
lexipixel




msg:4507925
 10:35 am on Oct 14, 2012 (gmt 0)

Anyone else notice "Google Trends" < [google.com...] > no longer works as a tool to compare two or more terms?

I used to use it to compare terms for popularity, e.g.- "lawyer,attorney" and it would tell me which was the more popular term based on geographic areas... now it looks like it reports what's currently "trending" on Google -- "Hot Searches", etc..

 

htmlbasictutor




msg:4509050
 7:42 pm on Oct 17, 2012 (gmt 0)

"Now we are merging Insights for Search into Google Trends, wrapping it all up in a clean new interface to give you a clearer view of what’s on the world’s mind."
Insights into what the world is searching for -- the new Google Trends - Inside Search
9/27/12
insidesearch.blogspot.ca/2012/09/insights-into-what-world-is-searching.html

lexipixel




msg:4509194
 4:52 am on Oct 18, 2012 (gmt 0)

Thanks for the link.

"Google Trends" was a useful tool. Now it, (and Google Insights), appear to be more of a push into "social" -- just what we need -- another place to find out that Miley Cirus' haircut is trending.

If anyone knows how to get the tool to report as it did please let me know -- e.g.; see which term more people in New Zealand refer to a person practicing law: "lawyer, attorney, barrister, counselor".... or which is more searched for in Florida, USA: "concrete, cement", etc...

sem4u




msg:4517462
 9:22 am on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

You can limit results to country, but I don't think that you can get down to state level. You can enter a number of different terms under search terms.

ken_b




msg:4517479
 10:40 am on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

You can limit results to country,

Talk about limits, I just tried the new trends link in the blog post.

After searching 1 term, and clicking on 2 "related" terms I got a "you have reached your limit" message.

What's with that?

Do you need to log in to use this?
.

sem4u




msg:4517491
 12:07 pm on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Maybe, I am logged into my work gmail all the time so I never see that message.

ken_b




msg:4517554
 5:12 pm on Nov 9, 2012 (gmt 0)

Yup, after I logged in I didn't get the "limit" message again.

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