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Google Trends Question

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by sinewave, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    I've been doing some trend marketing with some success, albeit not legendary, but profitable nonetheless.

    Anyway, I've been using Google Trends since I don't really know much about pop culture and celebrities. So right now on Google Trends, sitting at #36 and still heading up is "who wrote my country tiz of thee". WTF?! Am I supposed to believe that suddenly, today, lots of people in the US urgently need to know who wrote "my country tis of thee"?

    I'm dubious about this. Just seems weird.

    Sine
     
  2. supadupafly87

    supadupafly87 Newbie

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    that does seem suspect
     
  3. Ruck

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    Most likely they are looking for lyric writers. Lyrics are hot items with google trends.

    Find the owner and watch the trend shoot up in the next day or so if it becomes popular. Pretty cool stuff to watch.
     
  4. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Ok, I can understand that ... but "My Country 'Tis of Thee' in the 36th position on Google Trends?

    I just think that's weird, perhaps even perverse.
     
  5. Ruck

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    LOL...

    Well for the last 4 out of 5 years there have been 6 of the top 10 searches that have dealt with pop culture according to Yahoo. I can't remember where I saw the article but britney spears, paris hilton etc....
     
  6. sinewave

    sinewave Senior Member Premium Member

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    Sure, the US is celebrity-struck. But that doesn't explain why this quaint US anthem--written in 1831? to the tune of the British National Anthem "God Save the Queen"--was being searched to the degree that it ranked so highly on Trends last week, in my opinion.

    ...Unless, of course, it has something to do with the Sex Pistols going on tour again (yawn). One of their biggest hits--back when most of you guys were still trying to pee straight into a toilet without soiling your trousers, socks and shoes--was entitled "God Save the Queen". But that still seems a bit far-fetched ... even for me.

    Best,
    Sine
     
  7. Aare

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    It may have been somekind of national day that has something to do with that song.

    For example you dont search "how to make a turkey" everyday but before and at the thanksgiving it gets huge.
     
  8. Random

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    I can see how some things on GTrends can be useful (not this) but I wonder whether there's much (is this naive?). I check it regularly and am still waiting to be inspired. Anybody done anything with it?
     
  9. Yukinari84

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    This is what I do. I create 2 Blogger blogs. One will be for posting about products that GT shows as being hot. The other one will be for posts about topics that are hot. For example, if I see that "Xbox 360 Halo 3 pack"(don't think it exists, just an example) is hot in GT, I create a quick post or 2 optimized for this keyword phrase on my "products" blog, but ONLY if there is an affiliate program for the product. If there is no affiliate program, I will just make post(s) to my "topics" blog and optimize with Adsense. So the "products" blog works great for affiliate offers only. If there is no affiliate program to monetize with, just post to your "topics" blog.
    The "topics" blog is great for making posts about topics that are currently hot in GT. This blog is monetized with Adsense. Anything about celebrities, gossip, viral videos, etc. The opportunities are endless. As long as there is a topic that is hot in GT, you can make a couple of posts.

    So if you find a hot product on GT, but can't find an affiliate program for it, just post to your "topics" blog. Finally, just use social bookmarking sites like Digg, Squidoo, Delicious, Technorati, etc to get good backlinks and drive traffic to your blog posts. Make sure that you have catchy headlines and such when posting on the SB sites. The whole point is to drive traffic to your optimized blog posts.(yes bookmark the posts, not the blog's main page) This will also give you good links pointing to your blogs.​

    *note* This technique is not my original. I have just used it and it gets pretty good results. Out of the 2, the "topics" blog works best for me because it's hard to find an affiliate program for some things. People that are searching for a hot topic and come to your blog will read your posts and most likely click the Adsense ads because they are related to the topic you are posting about.
     
  10. minim

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    So where are you getting most of your traffic from? SB sites?

    Or is your blog also ranked high in google and therefore when you will post about something it will come on the first page? So.. traffic coming from search engines.
     
  11. Yukinari84

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    Most of the traffic will come from the SB sites. If you are good at copywriting and write posts at the SB sites that are catchy and make people want to click through, you will see a huge surge of traffic. As far as the SE traffic go, you may see a little traffic later on, but the goal is to get people to visit your Blogger blogs NOW as you are posting about topics that are hot RIGHT NOW in Google trends. I don't really concentrate on getting SE traffic. The SE can take a few days to list my blogs, and by that time, the topic I posted may not be as hot anymore. the trick is to constantly be watching what's hot in G trends, find out why it's hot(visit other blogs/sites for a little research), and then make a coupe posts on your monetized blog.
     
  12. schaum

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    interesting method, although ive been focussing on ppc for popular trends, almost 0 competition :)
     
  13. Yukinari84

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    ppc is good to. it's just i tend to like methods that cost me no capital. but ppc is ok.