ScreenCloud Google Trends App Guide

Keep on top of search trends, keywords, and competitors by sharing a Google Trends chart to your digital screens.

Mar 2020

ScreenCloud Google Trends App Guide

Please note, if you're using the older version of ScreenCloud (signage.screencloud.com) you can download the alternative Google Trends app guide here.

Does your marketing team use Google Trends to stay updated with keyword trends and where you (or your competitors) might be ranking? The Google Trends app from ScreenCloud enables you to easily share trends on any keyword you like to your digital screen.

With ScreenCloud’s Google Trends app you can:

  • Show any keyword, trend or phrase from Google Trends to your digital screens
  • Embed your search and see live data, as it happens
  • Share the trend information visually—no design required

Here’s how it works:

1.1. Get started by logging into your current ScreenCloud account. Then visit our App Store using the left-hand menu.

screencloud app store

1.2. Enter google trend into the search box to find the Google Trends app. Click Install App to create a new instance of the app.

screencloud google trends app

2.1.  Next, head to the Google Trends website and enter any search term or topic you like.

google trends

2.2. Once you’re happy with your search term, select the two small arrows ‘<>’ to embed your data.

google trends

2.3. You’ll see the embed panel which looks like the picture below. Select and copy everything within the Paste this into any HTML page box.

Return to your ScreenCloud account and paste the embed code into a new instance of the Google Trends app under the Embed Code field. Here, you can also add a title that will appear above the search data. 

Don’t forget to give your instance a name by editing the Instance Name field (we named it Food trends in this example). This will help you spot it later in your content library, particularly if you’re planning to use more than one trends feed.

google trends app settings

Click Preview to see what your trends feed will look like on a screen.

google trends app preview

Follow the quick guide below to add your newly created Google Trends app instance to one of your existing Channels. You can change the duration that your Google Trends app is shown for (currently set as 1:00 for one minute).

add google trends app to a screencloud channel

Frequently asked questions:

Can the app be used in a portrait?

Yes, the Google Trends app is optimized for portrait screens.

Can I select more than one search term?

You can only select one search term for each app instance, but you can add as many instances of the app as you like and set a new key term each time. 

For further questions please contact support@screencloud.com with details. 

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