Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Online Trends

Free Tools for Monitoring Hot Online Trends

Search Engines

  • Google Hot Searches (also a list on the Google Trends home page)
  • Google Insights for Search: “Rising searches” for last 7 days
  • (also check the rising searches for specific terms)
  • Google News (left sidebar: see Top Stories; click on category names or more)
  • Yahoo! Search Clues
  • Yahoo Buzz Index
  • Bing Top Image Searches
  • (click on an image to see top search queries associated with it)
  • AOL Search Trends

Blog Search

  • IceRocket: Popular (left sidebar)

Real-time / Social Search

  • Bing Social: Trending Topics
  • Social Mention: Trends
  • Addict-o-matic: Hot Topics
  • 48ers – Trending Topics
  • Sency (filter by 32 major cities)
  • Social Buzz – Trending Now


  • Twitter home page (left sidebar; can refine by location)
  • Twitter Search: Trending Topics
  • Topsy (home page and Trending page)
  • What the Trend
  • Twitscoop: Hot Trends (click on link in top navigation)
  • TweetMeme
  • Trendsmap (real-time local Twitter trends)
  • Twittorati


  • FacePINCH: Facebook Trends
  • Like Button (view popular content in multiple categories)


  • Google+ (Trending Now module on home page when signed in)
  • Topsy: Google+ Trending
  • Google+ Social Statistics: Most Popular Posts/a> (currently broken?)

Other Social Media

  • YouTube Trends
  • Digg (click on Popular tab for most-shared stories in the last 18 hours)
  • Reddit: Top Scoring Links Today (other time intervals possible)

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