Google Trends provides graphs of search and news volume

May 22, 2008

Google Trends, a tool from Google Labs, charts how often a particular search term (say, your institution's name?) is entered relative to the total search volume across various countries, regions and in various languages. The function will allow you to compare searches of multiple terms in selected countries, regions and timeframes. Google Trends also shows news hits related to the search term over time. (Thanks to Terry Flannery at American University for the tip!) See Ken's example