Google Trend - a way to read the mind and interest among a broader population
Kjell Arne Rekaa | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 11, 2017

Google Trend - a way to read the mind and interest among a broader population

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Overall Satisfaction with Google Trends

We´ve used Google Trends to study the popularity of various IT technical languages, tools and software. It might help us to understand what the undercurrent of interests is out there among the rest of the population - if not industry.
  • Google has the best available source of data out there for finding out what people actually are thinking about! (Read: searching for...)
  • Google is innovative in the sense of developing new innovative tools and products within the IT industry.
  • Google is committing to both using and delivering open source and open standards, which is benefiting everybody, just like how science has always worked. It has even worked as a poster child for other IT-related companies, which have not done this from the very beginning.
  • Try to compare the two programming languages: Java and Rust. You will see only a straight line on the bottom for Rust, but if you want to see the TREND between those two languages, Google could offer another scaling on the "underdog" search word, to see increase/decrease within the same time frame.
  • It is possible to download a CSV file, build it into HTML or share it on several social media, but I would like to bookmark any trend I've done and want to repeat at a later stage.
  • What about making a PNG-file for gluing into a report or other (Google) document?
  • I would love to see the following features: Mail me if any search item dealing with medicine start increasing within my geolocation; Mail me if any search item dealing within economy start increasing within my geolocation; Mail me if any search item dealing within politics start increasing within my geolocation; Mail me if any search search item start increasing more than ____ percent within my geolocation
  • To be honest - I cannot give any numbers for ROI.
I have not gone into other competitive products.
It was really breathtaking to hear the (now several year) old story about how Google Trends knew about the flu spreading weeks ahead of official statistics from WHO ...so [it would be well suited] for any new virus or other sickness. [But] Trends are statistics, and not hard facts, and must be judged as that.