Monday, March 29, 2010

Using Google Trends to Pick Topics

Over the weekend I tried a new little strategy: looking at Google Trends to find rising topics.

I wound up writing two articles, one on NYS Unemployment Insurance and the other on Honey Baked Ham.  Both were fairly straightforward and easy to write, and the Honey Baked Ham article is now at nearly 50 page views.  The NYS UI article is in the 20s.  Nothing glamorous but an interesting result.

I don't want to chase trendy trends, but these two seem to be evergreen.  The Honeybaked Ham article is good for Christmas and Easter ongoing, so it will die out and revive again in late November.  NYS unemployment? It's ongoing, sadly, and should be a plugger article, getting 7-10 per day.

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