Hot Topics Linkbait Market Research Tool Launches

Today I’m pleased to say the Hot Topics tool is being made public.
Simply enter a search term related to the market you want to write about and it brings up pages of interesting & popular content to inspire you.

The tool also has suggestions for hot keywords from Google Trends and Technorati and it is interesting to enter those just to see why they are so hot.

I use it every single day and it works wonders.
If you like it please use the bookmark buttons on the page and let me know if you have any feedback.

By Patrick Altoft. at 9:14AM on Wednesday, 28 Nov 2007

Patrick is the Director of Strategy at Branded3 and has spent the last 11 years working on the SEO strategies of some of the UK's largest brands. Patrick’s SEO knowledge and experience is highly regarded by many, and he’s regularly invited to speak at the world’s biggest search conferences and events. Follow Patrick Altoft on Twitter.

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5 Responses to “Hot Topics Linkbait Market Research Tool Launches”

  1. Tom says:

    Erm. Wow. Simple yet truly awesome! I think this will become a tool I can’t live without. Thanks!

    Couple of things – if you put a keyword into the tool and hit return it doesn’t work, you have to click the button. I’m lazy, please help Smile

    Secondly – it opens both digg search and google site:digg search. I’m not sure both are necessary? Largely the same results from both from what I’ve seen in my very limited tests!

    Also – you might want to consider opening the pages within iframes or some such technical wizadry? I’m not sure opening 7 tabs is the best way. My initial reaction was “whoah – what’s it doing that for?” then I got used to it… Dunno just my $0.02

    Overall an awesome tool though – congrats and thanks!

  2. Personally I hate tools that don’t take me to the real results which is why I send people away from my site.

    The return button is now fixed.

    Also I find the Google digg search is sometimes very valuable to find stuff that hasn’t gone popular but has the potential to be re-worked.

  3. Matthew says:

    Works great! Nice tool.

  4. John C says:

    Great stuff, will be using a lot!

    Already found a useful funny vid for one of my sites.

    Thanks.

  5. Hey Patrick, really nice tool. However, I second the Tom request (perhaps as an alternate option to suit your personal preference as well). My suggestion would be to integrate this (perhaps into frames or something AJAXy?) on your website instead of forcing 7 tabs to open… but that’s just me. ;) Fortunately, this computer wasn’t heavily being used, but when I browse, I am always running into RAM issues (even with 4GB).

    I have no idea if it’s possible as there may be API restrictions, but it’s a thought.

    Thanks for the tool Smile

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