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Title: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Brasilnut on November 30, 2018, 07:12
I've just published a guest-post on using the Google Trends tool to identify potentially trending and soon-to-be trending concepts to create content. Link to blog post here:

https://www.mystockphoto.org/google-trends-stock-photography/ (https://www.mystockphoto.org/google-trends-stock-photography/)

Teaser: Any technically-excellent content related to "No deal brexit" is sure to a winner imo!
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Sammy the Cat on November 30, 2018, 07:56
Shutterstock:

Brexit stock photos
26,315



Including a photo of a monkey

https://image.shutterstock.com/image-photo/barbary-macaque-gibraltar-450w-1241364091.jpg
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Not Today on November 30, 2018, 08:08
Nice post, but it's a good idea to compare what's trending with what's on the market already (as Sammy mentioned).

On a side note, I do find the monkey relevant in a way, just look at Boris Johnson.
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Sammy the Cat on November 30, 2018, 08:35
Correction "No Deal Brexit" has around 300 images so not a bad idea for a concept afterall :D

Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Brasilnut on November 30, 2018, 14:05
Good comments above - thanks.

The monkey is, I suppose, is in some way related to Brexit since they're prominent in Gibraltar, which is part of the UK.

On an earlier draft I discussed "migrant caravan" and "recreational marijuana" as further potential trending keywords for the present and into the near-future.

 
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: k_t_g on November 30, 2018, 17:42
I think its better to make and be the new trend then to just follow it.  :)
You just have to use your creative skills, do the research and most importantly not be boring. So many people get into a rut.

Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: alan b traehern on December 02, 2018, 10:50
That was a long blog all kinds of ideas, but I don't understand, where do you find the latest trending keywords on Google? Do you make them up or does Google show trending words? The reason AS has such a flat line is no editorial no news less trending keywords.
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Chichikov on December 02, 2018, 11:45
That was a long blog all kinds of ideas, but I don't understand, where do you find the latest trending keywords on Google? Do you make them up or does Google show trending words? The reason AS has such a flat line is no editorial no news less trending keywords.

https://trends.google.com/trends/?geo=US
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Brasilnut on December 02, 2018, 14:46
That was a long blog all kinds of ideas, but I don't understand, where do you find the latest trending keywords on Google? Do you make them up or does Google show trending words? The reason AS has such a flat line is no editorial no news less trending keywords.

https://trends.google.com/trends/?geo=US

Yes, that's a good source...but mainly it has to do with what I'm regularly seeing featured in international news bulletins.
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Brasilnut on December 02, 2018, 15:22
Ted Baker staff launch petition over 'forced hugging'

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46417578 (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46417578)

What a crazy time we're living in.
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Not Today on December 03, 2018, 04:00
Ted Baker staff launch petition over 'forced hugging'

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46417578 (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46417578)

What a crazy time we're living in.


So when this kind of things come up, and you happen to have a photo of people hugging in the office. Would you go back to change your keywords to 'forced hugging'? Just an idea but not sure if that's worth it.
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Brasilnut on December 03, 2018, 04:56
Ted Baker staff launch petition over 'forced hugging'

https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46417578 (https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46417578)

What a crazy time we're living in.


So when this kind of things come up, and you happen to have a photo of people hugging in the office. Would you go back to change your keywords to 'forced hugging'? Just an idea but not sure if that's worth it.

Re-keywording would work if it's related to anything sexual + unwelcoming (or it's spammy), otherwise better to create new content.
Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: OM on December 07, 2018, 04:31
Thanks for the tip. I think I've a good one for the BIG topic.......anthropomorphic too! 'Course pelicans have nothing to do with UK but I just find its expression so 'expressive'!  :D

Title: Re: Blog post: How to Use Google Trends to Identify Profitable Stock Photo Trends
Post by: Brasilnut on December 12, 2018, 08:34
Oh God, this Brexit saga is never-ending.

Getting my popcorn out!