The Internet is a viral media and is highly inconsistent – Once, the talk of the town may be about Google and the next moment it may turn out to be Justin Bieber. Bloggers usually read other blogs to get post ideas but it is best to write what is most discussed and talked about.
Alright, But where to find what’s trending in the Internet?
Well.. I have tried to compile the top three resources to keep track with current trends in the Internet:
1. Google trends
In India, wherever you go you are caught by a Malayali. In Internet, wherever you go you are caught the glimpse of Google. Google trends involves much ‘instant’ updates which depends on the number of searches of the given keyword in a given time. Writing articles about trends in Google might give you a million times the organic traffic that you normally get.
2. Alexa hot urls
Alexa hot urls is powered by Amazon.com. This depends on the number of hits in a particular page from a browser with the Alexa toolbar. The requirement of toolbar ensures that the predictions aren’t 100% correct. Though Alexa hot urls must be considered before writing a post, we must not depend much on it because it neither gives SEO benefit as Google nor does it give 100% correct predictions.
Tweetmeme is usually present in almost all blogs nowadays. Instead of heading to your feed reader and hunting for the trending post or checking each and every blog you know, you can just head over to http://tweetmeme.com and find out what’s most trending in Twitter.
If you want to see the trending keywords in Twitter, do visit What The Trend.
Whenever you go blank and wonder what to write about, I am sure these resources will help you out. Do share how you gather ideas for your posts and how you catch up with the trends of the Internet?