The Google Trends API offers a layer for Google Trends data. It can be used to retrieve keyword popularity data by location, and date. This API makes use of several methods such as returning the current top 20 trending topics for a desired location (hotTrends), returning the top 30 searches of the last month (top30in30), or returning data by category (categoryTopCharts).
This article is part of a 10-part series about interesting APIs that were added to our directory during 2016. Big Data and Data Analytics APIs are covered in this segment. The APIs were chosen by our researchers, by popularity according to website traffic, and by mentions on social media.
We've added 12 APIs to the ProgrammableWeb directory in categories such as Analytics, News Services, Weather, and Bitcoin, among others. Highlights today include a long awaited API for Google Trends data, and WeatherBug Pulse for weather data. Here's a rundown of the latest additions.