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Different Types of Google Trends  (View post)

Memming [PersonRank 1]

Sunday, July 2, 2006
16 years ago7,149 views


Obli [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I couldn't help it :(

Fred Schebesta [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

I really liked your comparison analysis of these graphs. I took at look at it before although couldnt seem to make any meaningful analysis out of it.

Got any other ideas of what to do with it?

bheekling [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

Highly interesting...

SDub [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

Here's an intersting one... different US pro sports.

Notice the regional breakdown, too.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Who's the best? Tour de France or Doping?

Art-One [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Tom, I have a more positif one:

Both have a lot of fans in Belgium, even Hushovd has...

RightOnPeachtree [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

The skiing search trends looks like a mountain range. I thought that was funny. [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Look at the increasing popularity of Digg

BUT :LOL this is an interesting suprise

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Here's an interesting one:

Webmetricsguru [PersonRank 1]

16 years ago #

The Google Trends pattern analysis presented in Google Blogoscoped is very basic and adds little that is new to me, but may be helpful for people who are not used to looking at charts and graphs for trends and patterns.

This presentation would have been better had Nadine gone past the obvious and shown some hidden patterns – but I'm still glad someone explains how to read Google Trends.

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

Note that my article was not specifically based on Nadine's talk, which used some of these categories and wordings but possibly not all. What Nadine additionally did was to show how trends analysis can be used to cluster search queries. For example, when two search queries have the same frequency peaks they may be related (winter, winter boots, skiing, this kind of stuff). Of course, it's just interested in terms of concept, if you only care about the results you might also use e.g. the Yahoo API's "Related Suggestions" service:

Trogdor [PersonRank 6]

16 years ago #

So the graph for skiing looks a bit like a mountain range. The graph for tsunami looks a bit like a tall, short-duration wave moving to the left (helpfully illustrated by Obli above).

Who cares about finding insights? Let's see some more graphs whose pattern is a good metaphor for their physical manifestation! He he ... [PersonRank 0]

16 years ago #

Talk about major drop off:

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

16 years ago #

> Let's see some more graphs whose pattern
> is a good metaphor for their
> physical manifestation!

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