Using Search Queries to Identify Trends

Over at the Small Business Trends forums, a reader has posted an interesting thread about using search engine queries to identify emerging trends.

The idea is simple. You search for phrases that signal trends by inference. For instance, a search for the words “sharp increase” or “becoming more and more” may yield trends articles.

Go read the forum post about trend spotting, and add your comment, too.

Anita Campbell Anita Campbell is the Founder, CEO and Publisher of Small Business Trends and has been following trends in small businesses since 2003. She is the owner of BizSugar, a social media site for small businesses.