2

I want to know what people are searching for in a particular domain (the domain is enterprise software, if that matter). The goal is to discover new trends.

I tried the Hot Trends feature which is part of the Google Trends tools, but unfortunately:

  • It only gives trends for the last 24 hours.
  • No way to divide by domain, so all results are sports/politics and other topics more popular than the particular domain I am interested in.

Is there a trends viewing tool that fits my requirements?

Trends could be measured with another metric such as hashtags or word use, but I would prefer the number of searches metric.

Open data would be the best, but just free is OK too.

Example usage:

Me: What are the top trending searches in enterprise software in 2016?
The service: Nuxeo (3m searches), Salesforce (700k searches), etc

  • There are some unofficial APIs - does that help? e.g. github.com/GeneralMills/pytrends – philshem Mar 23 '16 at 18:26
  • @philshem: This tool covers only one function of Google Trends, which requires to know the search terms already. Unfortunately I don't know the search terms, my goal is to discover them, I edited my question to make it clearer. – Nicolas Raoul Mar 24 '16 at 2:35
2

You could try this open source library in node: https://www.npmjs.com/package/google-trends-api

It seems to have several Google trends functions available.

  • Nothing gives long-term search by domain, according to the documentation, or did I miss it? The nearest would be topRelated which does not seem to cover a domain. If I missed a better function please specify it thanks! – Nicolas Raoul Apr 16 '16 at 12:57

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.