Google Trends At 100 Results
Google Trends At 100 Results
For all practical purposes, Google Trends has been rendered useless; it has not been updated in three days. As of this writing, the last Google Trends update was on Tuesday, December 3rd, when Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012 was the top of the list of hot trends.

The question is, what to do in cases like this one? The best, next alternative is the trends are of SocialMention, a search engine that combines Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and message board listings for a particular topic. It’s trends page was updated 43 minutes ago, and has these results:

1. Airline Baby Ban
2. Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2012
3. Vitamin D Study
4. Kate Middleton
5. Blood Sugar
6. Redskins
7. JFK Turtles
8. Rita Ora
9. Bernard Madoff
10. Sam’s Club
11. Tina Brown
12. Miguel Calero
13. Bathroom Cleaning Tips
14. Robin Givens
15. Chris Hansen
16. Blake Shelton
17. Erin Brady
18. Dallas Cowboys
19. Best Floor Cleaners
20. Bob Costas
21. Elizabeth Taylor
22. bowl games
23. Mel Gibson
24. Charlie Batch
25. Haley Joel Osment
26. Greg McElroy
27. Chris Bosh
28. bowl projections
29. Raven Symone
30. Katt Williams
31. Jovan Belcher
32. Rick Majerus
33. SEC championship
34. Cotto vs Trout

Given the problems with Google Trends that have been discussed here at, SocialMention is the best alternative, and may just be a better tool to use. The only problem is the persistant appearance of “Airline Baby Ban” which has been at the number one spot all year.

Something’s wrong, there.

Another tool to employ is the main Google News page, to at least see what editors are putting out there to be read. The problem is that Google Trends and Google News seldom match, giving you a window into the problems of media, today: not giving the people what they want.

By Zennie Abraham

Zennie Abraham | Zennie Abraham or "Zennie62" is the founder of Zennie62Media which consists of and a multimedia blog news aggregator and video network, and 78-blog network, with social media and content development services and consulting. Zennie is a pioneer video blogger, YouTube Partner, social media practitioner, game developer, and pundit. Note: news aggregator content does not reflect the personal views of Mr. Abraham.