I discovered that Google has updated their “trends” search, merging it with their “insights” service. Here is a link to a search of “poetry” for 2012 so far. I suppose this service could be helpful to bloggers, especially if we write poetry about specific hot trends. Probably, if we were moved to write about a celebrity or some event that is getting a lot of searches…and we include the tags with those search terms we might get more visitors.
Here is a link for the Google/trends page. And here is one to their hot trends. (BTW as I look at the hot trends this moment, I could possibly generate more traffic if I had a poem about Kate Middleton’s bottom ready to go. I am so unprepared.)