Google today announced that they are moving Google Trends closer towards Quantcast and Compete's territories... This is potentially big news - but it depends on how transparent Google decides to be and how well integrated they work with Google Analytics. I've written before that Analytics users should have the option to turn their data public... I'm not sure if this is actually the first step in this direction, but it doesn't appear that way with this current release (which reveals trends without numbers). It is also clear that Google has some work to be done. Below is the Trends chart for Techmeme and apparently my blog is Techmeme's 3rd most overlapped ("also visited") website. I wish that were true... but I doubt it!

Google trends for Techmeme:

Also visited: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.