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joebeaven
10-11-2004, 10:48 AM
Hi,

Please could someone tell me where to find a list of the most popular topics online? I don't want search phrases, but a list of the most popular general topics e.g. 'pornography', 'gambling', 'spiritualism', 'Internet marketing', 'motor racing' and so on.

Thanks,
Joe

andrewgoodman
10-11-2004, 02:21 PM
It's just a start, but you could look at things like Google Zeitgeist and the Lycos 50... I guess I might be giving you places to look for popular search phrases, but I'm not quite sure how we would arrive at "general topics" since people search for phrases, not general topics.

The major metrics agencies like comScore and netRatings, and consulting firms like Forrester and Jupiter Media, will certainly report on sectors or segments and their popularity -- eg., travel. Much of that info is useful. I'm going to stop there however, lest I begin doing your research for you. It might help to know why you're looking for the info. Putting together a business plan?

joebeaven
10-12-2004, 05:05 AM
comScore and netRatings look interesting, although I'm not really looking for something quite as in-depth as that, just general terms as I said before. I'm surprised it's so hard to find. I'm looking for the major topics, so that I can find popular small niches within them to create products for.