FAQ

What is TrendSpottr?

TrendSpottr is a web service that predicts and surfaces emerging trends for any search term or topic of interest. TrendSpottr's algorithms are tuned to identify trends at their acceleration point in order to provide early and predictive insights. TrendSpottr identifies trends hours or even days before they become "popular" and reach a level of general awareness. These early insights are invaluable to brands, marketers, advertisers, journalists and crisis managers that need to get "ahead of the curve" of emerging news, events and conversations.

How to use TrendSpottr

TrendSpottr works very much like a search engine. Enter any keyword, topic, hashtag, or @name into the TrendSpottr search bar to initiate a search for trends about that query. You can also click on any of the Popular Topics (for example, Technology, Economy, Sports, and so on) to view trending content for these topics.

How to use Twitter Lists

TrendSpottr also supports searches on Twitter list URLs. To use this feature, simply cut and paste a Twitter list URL into the TrendSpottr search bar, for example:

TrendSpottr will then identify trends from this highly relevant and curated list. There are several Twitter list directories that feature the top Twitter lists by topic or keyword, including electoralhq.com and listatlas.com. In addition, you can create your own Twitter list and use that URL, or visit any user's Twitter profile page and select from any of their Twitter lists.

Tips and Tricks

To discover trending information about a specific user or Twitter account, enter their @name into the TrendSpottr search bar (for example, @barackobama, @nike).

To surface trending content from a particular content source, enter that source's custom URL shortener or domain (for example, nyti.ms, reut.rs, cnn.com) and TrendSpottr will display what articles and stories are trending right now.

To find real-time trends about stocks, enter the stock symbol preceded by the "$" sign (for example, $aapl, $goog).

To compare the trending results for two or more search queries, or news sources, use the OR search operator (for example, Nyti.ms OR Wapo.st, iPhone OR Android)