Some people eat, sleep and chew gum, I do genealogy and write...

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Check out Google Trends below the posts on this blog

Google has a new tool called Google Trends. The application runs on this blog and shows the level of Web search activity throughout the designated geographic area during the time period shown. You can see the Google Trends App down at the bottom of this posting page. Take a moment to check it out.

To quote Google:

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 Index graph.

Leave me a comment if you would like to suggest search terms and I will vary them from time to time. The graph will give you an idea of the relative popularity of specific search terms.

1 comment:

  1. That graph (waaay at the bottom of your blog) is pretty interesting. It looks like people search the term "genealogy" more often on weekends, since there is a spike on those days. It also appears that as a percentage of web searches, "genealogy" has steadily declined over 5 years. I hope this is because people have moved past basic searches into more specific searches? At least "Family History" held steady.