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Anyone seeking to make money on the internet has a love-hate relationship with Google®. On the one hand, they provide enormous amounts of data. They wield enormous influence, too, and can make or break a business opportunity with the flick of their algorithm. Google® giveth and Google® taketh away.
The results obtained from Google© reflect an item’s popularity, as determined by the afore mentioned algorithm. They do not, however, reflect the item’s contemporary relevance to you. Some items that are very popular are old information. These items not only waste your time, they prevent more relevant items from rising to a reasonable level in a search and being found.
Trends are also difficult to forecast since the data is heavily weighted toward long past performance. However, there is a group of folks who are changing that. They have built a search engine that both tracks trends and provides results to searches that are a fortnight or less in age.
NowRelevant.com bills itself as the best new search engine in a pun on the search content’s age and the pride of the developer. Using cloud computing, The Internet Time Machine™ project charts keyword trends across the internet. Now, lots of programs do that. This project also charts the results of those keyword searches.
That has two benefits. If you are researching a particular subject for a paper or project, you get results that are no more than fourteen days old. You can specify as little as a day old, in fact.
The second benefit is for niche marketers. If the number of keyword searches on a subject is increasing, but the number of results remains constant, you have a window of opportunity opening up. Start plugging that opening with content that is meaningful and you have filled a niche. Niches are how you make money.
NowRelevant.com has several programs that let you sign up to advertise on the network. They also have affiliate programs. Finally, they are not Google®, for those of you looking for anything else. NowRelevant even has a video on how they are different from the 800 pound gorilla of the day.
If you want to know what was popular yesterday, use Google®. If you want to know what will be popular tomorrow, use NowRelevant.
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