Google Trends: windsurf

Chris from emailed me this morning about google trends website. Each summer windsurf(ing) is searched most, soo the northern part of the world windsurfs the most. The bad news, each year less people search for windsurf...

I think we (windsurfing community) have to use social media. Social bookmarking is for free, we only need a commited group... Yesterday I had a nice conversation with Rolf Aalders, he told me about Rabobank invests in social media (blogs, facebook, digg, twitter, delicious, etc.). It is a fact social bookmarking will grow a lot....

just enter facebook in google trends and you will understand.

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  1. This is not completely correct. Lots of those graphs are based in indices. Which means that not the absolute values are shown. You can only use this kind of graphs to get a grasp of the trend.

    It's a fact that there is an upwards trend in the amount of search queries (and besides that, the use of more keywords used in a query).

    If the amount of windsurfing queries is still the same, you will see a downwards trend. And that's what you will see for a lot of keywords lately. It doesn't exactly mean that there are less windsurfing related search queries.

  2. I believe also windsurfing is not increasing or decreasing at this moment still an interesting graph with lots of information!?!

  3. ol, then i misinterpreted this sentence:
    'The bad news, each year less people search for windsurf....'

    And it is an interesting graph for sure.

  4. I think you have to also see this with the US market in your mind and yep windsurfing is slowly decreasing in the US (apart from Maui, Miami and California)...

  5. But this is bad news... how can windsurfing decrease??? I mean all manufactors, especially starboard pretends windsurfing is growing...