5 Ways to Research Social Media Trends - dummies

5 Ways to Research Social Media Trends

By Janine Warner, David LaFontaine

Part of Social Media Design For Dummies Cheat Sheet

If you’re looking for ways to search for names, brands, or keywords being mentioned on social sites, these services not only help you identify where those names are shared but also help make the results relevant.

  • PeopleBrowsr is a social media search tool that lets you search the activities of users over time.

  • Topsy is a search engine, similar to Google or Bing, except that it searches social media sites, including YouTube, Twitter, and Facebook.

  • uberVU allows you to follow keywords over time, study audience engagement, and schedule and market posts through a sophisticated online dashboard.

  • EdgeRank Checker is specifically designed to monitor and assess social media interactions on Facebook.

  • Trendsmap keeps track of the most important keywords being shared on Twitter around the globe.