Thursday, February 7, 2008

Top Keyword and Topic Search Sites List

I know many of you are always looking for ways to drive traffic to your websites and blogs. I have compiled a list of websites where you can see the top searched keywords and topics. I have listed a brief summery with each link. This should help you choose words wisely if you want your site to be picked up by the web crawlers, bots, search engines...whatever term you use. This is a short list of the sites I use most for my research.

1) Alexa - This is one of my favorite statistical search sites. You can view most searched sites by country, language and subject. They have a top 500 global and a Movers and Shakers list that ranks traffic by the change in the amount of visitors that are using each site.

2) Yahoo Buzz - You can view the top searches for anything from actors, movies, music, sports, TV, video games, top overall and there is even a list of the decliners.

3) - This is a very simple search that lists the top searched items on This is not in real-time like some of the other searches.

4) Lycos 50 - This is a simple top 50 link. When you visit the Lycos Bio page you can view lots of other fun top searched items like; top searches for the past 100 weeks and top ranks since 1999!

5) - This is a great site to view the top 25 Urban Legends. This site compiles their ranks by the number of times these topics are accessed from emails, searches and media coverage. (I am sure you have been fooled before...check it out!)

6) Google Trends - Google trends is a little different top search site. You actually get to compare different trends in the world. You place your key terms in the search box and then a list is generated that tells you how often the trend has been searched over a certain amount of time. Your search is broken out into regions, cities and languages. Another great feature is to compare terms. You just place commas between what you are comparing (Example: Madonna, Britney...who do you think has the most votes on that one:)) Your result comes up in a graph and there are links to featured stories related to the query you chose.

7) Google Zeitgeist - This is a great search that combines the trends, patterns and a link to discover why some search words are so high for the day.

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