ADOTAS – Search engine kingpins Google has launched Google Trends for Websites – a free online tool that measures a site’s popularity, a potential boon for publishers who want to check out the competition.
The tool also provides data on related keyword searches, which could also help search-engine advertisers who want to fire up their ROI.
Check Google Trends out here.
The results on the site are mined from its own search info, third-party research and data from opt-in Webmasters and online users. The results clearly won’t be perfect and Google Trends is entering a crowded field of competitors, including Compete, Experian, comScore and Alexa.
Oddly, Google doesn’t provide trend info for its own sites, including YouTube and Google.com.