I love Internet marketing because each day I learn something new and discover more SEO tools that make my job easier. As an avid Internet user and passionate online consultant, I try to forward these tips onto others. Today my tip is Google Insights for Search.
As usual, Google continues to provide free and valuable tools to webmasters and online marketers. Their Google Insights for Search tool allows users to view search volumes, geographical hot spots, and search volume increases.
For my example search, I selected “marketing”. Internet marketing scored fourth with online marketing scoring sixth in search volume. I learned Illinois was the top state for US based search with Minnesota and Georgia following close behind. My beloved Michigan was not in the top ten, but I will not blame this on Google. Rising search terms were social media marketing at 250% growth, SEO marketing at 50% growth, and affiliate marketing at 40% growth.
The tool also gives the ability to select a given region, state, or city and see the data all dynamically change based on the new selection. A decision support system at its finest, all free and all within my world of Internet marketing.
Once again, I say Google is Googlelicious.