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Success! Google Trends Updated

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I am taking full credit for the fact that Google has updated Google Trends for the first time in over four months, adding trend data right up through July 17, 2007. Previously, data was only available through February 21, so Google has gifted us with a nice 146 days of extra Trends data. Considering that four days ago, I “reminded” Google that they hadn’t updated Trends in months, and then a big update comes through, I’m declaring this a success.

Hopefully, someone at Google has set up a periodic reminder to do this every once in a while. Otherwise, I’ll have to.

But now, the important stuff. Let’s compare some recently popular terms, now that we have updated data:

harry potter iphone |  wii

clinton obama |  edwards

giuliani romney |  ron paul

democrats republicans |  poop

iraq american idol

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July 30th, 2007 Posted by Nathan Weinberg | Search, General | 4 comments



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4 Comments »

  1. That’s very humble of you Nathan :) Although it is also very true ;)

    Comment by Pharod | July 30, 2007

  2. We’re sorry.

    Google Trends is currently undergoing network maintenance and should be available again in a few hours.

    We appreciate your patience.

    If this problem keeps happening, please email labs+trends@google.com and mention this error message and the query that caused it.

    Comment by James Bowery | July 30, 2007

  3. You know me! I’m as humble as… as… as something that would provide an adequate punchline.

    But seriously, when I wrote the original article, it was with the intention of waking up the guys at Google, getting Trends updated, and then getting credit for the update. I knew exactly what was going to happen.

    Comment by Nathan Weinberg | July 31, 2007

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