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Advanced Google Apps for Modern Business Research


Finding and using new research technologies is very exciting for me.This month I'm going to share some really hot research tips straight from Google Labs. Use the sample links and get a glimpse of what's possible and at your finger tips for smarter looking projects and very current trend information. Please feel free to send me any questions or comments. I always like hearing from you and I am always looking for more clients who need research services.

Advanced Google For Business Research

Behind the fabulous Google search engine is another fabulous place called Google Labs. Here Google keeps the beta versions of some very interesting new free and often mobile applications. Here are my top picks from Google Labs for business research purposes:

Google News Timeline
This web application allows users to view news and other data sources on a browsable, graphical timeline. Available data sources include recent and historical news, scanned newspapers and magazines, blog posts, sports scores, and information about various types of media, like music albums, books and movies. Sample []

Google Trends
See what the world is searching for. Google Trends allows you to enter up to five topics and see how often they've been searched on Google over time. Learn how frequently your topics have appeared in Google News stories, and in which geographic regions people have searched for them most. Where in the world is your product or service most popular? Wondering what the new trends are? Use the Hot Searches or Hot Topics and see a snapshot of what's on the public's collective mind by viewing the fastest-rising searches or what is getting the most "buzz". Sample "assisted living" search results.
Sample top Hot Search "world cup usa".

Google Squared
This search search tool helps you quickly build a collection of facts from the Web, for any topic you specify. Facts about your topic are organized into a table of items and attributes; called "squares".
Use drop lists to customize these Squares to see just the items and attributes you're interested in. See the websites that served as sources for the information in your Square. Save and share Squares with others. Great for reports. Sample table on "beatles songs".

Google Insights For Search
Using a basic key words search, Google will analyze a portion of worldwide Google web searches from all Google domains to compute how many searches have been done for the terms you've entered. You can choose to see data for select Google properties, including Web search, Images, Product search, and News search. On the results page, you'll see a graph; a breakdown of how the categories are classified; lists of the top searches and top rising searches; and a world heat map graphically displaying the search volume index with defined regions, cities, and metros.

Google Fast Flip
This web application lets users discover and share news articles. It combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to "flip" through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine. It also enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches.

Google Public Data Explorer
Makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize tool to create visualizations of public data, link to them, or embed them in your own webpages. Embedded charts and links can update automatically so you're always sharing the latest available data. List of all available datasets.

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