New Google service: Books Ngram Viewer (speaking on what books?)

This December, Google surprised us with a tool that works like Google Trends but from its database of books (Google Books). That is, it tells us about what they talk about books you have stored and dating from 1800 to today. Is about Google Ngrams. The official name is "Google Books Ngram Viewer".

The image I show along these lines analyzes the appearance of the words "money", "Health" and "love" in the literature of the last two centuries (clícala to amplify).

Is not it great to have this kind of tool? And on top is not only in English but it has literature in 7 languages ​​(Catalan unfortunately is not yet one of them). English also distinguishes between fiction, bestsellers and literature in general.

With my students in masters online de PMasters (UAB) we are analyzing since Google made public and we discussed its use at the enterprise level. The truth is that we have not found, but at the level of sociological research is an interesting tool.

If you have a moment, play a little with it. Test for example: war and peace, love and hate, rock and pop [are suggestions from students :-)], or play to see how cities become trendy looking for example: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Paris, London, Prague Rome. O Spain, Italy and France.

Some little things: monitor with accents (discriminates).

It all goes well ... and happy 2011!

Google Trends, now also for websites

Google has just introduced the new version of Google Trends that lets know the trends search web pages.

As in the previous version Google Trends, Google allows to know the percentage of searches, the provenance of its users and the language of their browsers. Also lets you compare up to 5 different searches. But this time, not content with presenting data about search words, but attempts to whether these words refer to the domain name of a website, the information you show us as a result, also refers to possible traffic from Google, to this website.
Let us have no illusions, they are not data such as Alexa or those of Nielsen Netratings. Only reflect search trends, hence if for example we seek to compare in Google Trends, Google traffic vs Yahoo vs MSN, we take a fiasco, since only obtain data about what people look ... and who seeks google on google? ... so we can not extrapolate this information for purposes that might be of some use. In addition, Google has indicated that it will not give data about searches of some of its businesses (did not say which).
Still, the information provided to us is interesting for certain marketing activities, for example, when knowing the profiles of people doing certain searches.
For example, we can perform a comparative search for the main sites of social networks:, and, and analyze your search by country, which will give us indications about which networks are most popular in each country, and therefore will allow us to better plan our actions in these web pages.

Where does Google data?

As it indicated by Google in its information document about

combines data from their searches, with Google Analytics, adds some data collected from surveys of Internet users and includes information market research (or at least, so says Google). All these data are integrated into Google Trends using an algorithm known only to Google and not use personal information that permits identification of users on which data have been obtained.
According to Google, updates data every 30 days.

Google Trends

Not all web pages appear in Google Trends

As in the old version, only search data traffic that have offered, so do not worry if it does not appear in Google Trends. Google has not informed at what number of searches or what figures must reach to be visible on Google Trends.

Undoubtedly it is interesting to play with this version of Google Trends. A priori, will be useful, but as I mentioned at the beginning of this article, you must be careful when analyzing the results.

Gloogle Trends - Trend Analyzer can help you improve your adwords campaigns

For several months, from Google Labs, Google offers a new tool for trends search of a term, or to compare search trends for two or more terms.

As Google notes, this tool is in beta, so their results are not 100% reliable, but still, the information you provide is useful and can make a good game of it.

How can we use Google Trends level Digital Marketing?

It is obvious that apart from the pleasure of satisfying our curiosity, Google Trends has more utilities. The most prominent is to supplement the selection tool of Google Adwords keywords.

Comparison between two or more terms for hiring Adwords

Although Google Adwords already offers a similar tool:

If we look for keywords related to "tourism in Barcelona" in the Google Adwords tool and select the "Volume Trends global search" option, we obtain the data shown in this image:

This information is useful to choose keywords for which we want our ad to show, but if we perform this same search on Google Trends comparing "Tourism in Barcelona" with "barcelona hotels", the result gives us is more complete and it allows us to improve much more the campaign.

La herramienta de Google Adwords nos indica las palabras clave relacionadas con la palabra inicial, pero Google Trends nos muestra la evolución de las búsquedas de esos términos, y la información sobre el origen de ésas búsquedas. Nos las puede mostrar incluso por ciudades. Y si seleccionamos una región en concreto, nos lo indica por ciudades de esa región. Esto nos puede ayudar mucho a crear nuestra campaña y a segmentarla correctamente.

Para términos en otros idiomas, aún es más importante la información sobre las búsquedas regionales. Por ejemplo, si la búsqueda la escribimos en Inglés: “Tourism in Barcelona”, y seleccionamos la tendencia por regiones, veremos las búsquedas de éste término por países.

Aunque los resultados de esta búsqueda creo que sí se ven afectados por el hecho de que se trata de una beta… por mi experiencia en marketing turístico no me parece lógico que la mayor parte de búsquedas realizadas en Google para el término en cuestión, estén hechas desde Irlanda… así que creo Google no tiene en cuenta todas las búsquedas de todos los Google’s locales de todo el mundo. Pero bueno… aún así, la información que nos ofrece es útil y ayuda a completar la información que obtenemos desde Google Adwords… y si ahora ya nos es útil, es de esperar que en un futuro próximo esta herramienta deje de ser beta y aún pueda sernos de más utilidad.