Because bloggers have to be on top of what’s going on in their niche, it’s important to keep up with trends. I find the best way of doing this is through online trend reports such as Google Trends and Yahoo! Buzz and also through email alerts through Google alerts. In fact, the first thing I do when starting my day is check out Google Trends and Yahoo Buzz. This tells me what people are searching for at that time. Google Trends is updated every hour so you can stay on top of the hot searches. I also like to use Google Alerts to advise me of other blog posts and news articles posted about a particular search term.
What are some of the tools you use to stay on top of trends and search terms?