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Old September 15, 2003, 02:24 AM
Dien Rice
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Default How to use this to spot trends...

Using this site

to spot trends could be useful for your business. It could help you recognize which trends are increasing, and also which trends are dying away. If you want to succeed in business, it pays to keep on top of trends.

Let's try an easy one first....

Go here and type in


then hit the "go" button. You'll see a graph like this on the right

You'll see it peaks just before the year 2000 - as you'd expect. This is how many web pages there were with "y2k" in in them by year. (It's given as a percentage of the peak.)

Now, let's try something else. How about putting in "beanie babies". When you type in "beanie babies", you get this graph

You'll see that the beanie baby craze peaked around the year 2000, though also had a surge in late 2001/early 2002. However, the general trend is now on its way down.

Here's a third example. Type in "kiteboarding" - a relatively new sport. Here's what the graph looks like

As you can see, kiteboarding is just getting more popular!

So, if you were going to pick a business targeting the y2k market, the beanie babies market, or the kiteboarding market - clearly kiteboarding is the way to go.

I'm sure it's not foolproof, but it's a handy tool to help you make profits by spotting general trends.

- Dien Rice

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