Google Trends: Alexa and Compete Clone?
By on June 20th, 2008

It is a well known fact that Google has been making its way into uncharted territories. They started off with competing against the Office Suite and carried it on with a competitor to Paypal a online payment system.

google-trends-logo Google recently announced a new flavor of Google Trends which was reviewed by Techcrunch. Google Trends now allows users to show trends and compare actual websites and not just only search terms.

Google Trends uses a variety of data to create the trends;

Google Trends Combines information from a variety of sources, such as aggregated Google search data, aggregated opt-in anonymous Google Analytics data, opt-in consumer panel data, and other third-party market research

The data in itself is vast and can be quite accurate given the reach of Google.

Check the screenshot below where we did a comparison between yahoo.com, microsoft.com and aol.com.

yahoo-microsoft-aol-trends

We also did the same comparison with Alexa and found quite similar results.

yahoo-microsoft-aol-alexa-ranking

Google Trends also shows demographic data such as areas and similar visited sites along with the search terms that have brought traffic to the sites.

 google-trends-demographic-data-small

The features look good and we believe that the competition for trending has just arrived and only time will tell who will survive the battle. If you are looking to create your own trends go ahead and visit Google Site Trends.

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  • http://www.blogsdna.com Sandip

    Google Trend for website could became Spy tool for SEO, Guess what You cant get Google trend report for Google.com, youtube.com, blogspot.com.

    Biased Service from Google :(

  • http://www.mymoldova.info Moldova

    This service looks to be very useful.

  • http://onefreegate.com/ Sarah

    Amazing article! very interested. I am going to recommend this blog to my friends. Thanks:D

 
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