Trendolizer won the ‘Analyse that’ battle of our Startups for News competition. They will be pitching at GEN Summit 2018. Trendolizer collects hundreds of thousands of links per day to monitor what is trending on the web while mapping networks of related sites. If you would like to vote for Trendolizer, you can do so here.

What did you do prior to launching Trendolizer?

Before launching Trendolizer, Maarten, one of the co-founders, worked at weblog software maker Six Apart, and Alan, one of the other co-founders, was a journalist for CNN and Radar Online.

What problem are you trying to address for newsrooms?

A way to find out what is trending right now about a variety of topics from a variety of sources, so that newsrooms can jump on these stories quickly, while people are still talking about them on social media.

How are you attempting to solve the problems described above?

Trendolizer collects over 400,000 links per day from thousands of sources and measures, in real time, which ones are getting the most likes, views, retweets, pins, comments… per hour. Via a real-time dashboard, users can see what is currently trending, with tons of filtering/sorting options, and the ability to add custom sources (and an option to limit results to certain groups of sources).

Want to know what the most trending article on the internet is right now? Which videos mentioning certain keywords are going viral on Twitter? Or the top trending articles of the past 24 hours of the national media of country X? Do you want to see what is trending from a list of known fake news websites? Trendolizer can show you instantly.

It also comes with an alerts and reports function and an API to import the data into your own applications.

What sets you apart from your competitors? List three elements.

  • Speed: often detects new trends in only minutes
  • Ability to add custom sources: perfect for monitoring niche topics or regional sources
  • Network analysis: Trendolizer also collects information on all sites it indexes articles from (advetising/analytics tags, WHOIS info, IP addresses…) and allows you to map networks of related sites quickly. This is a great help when investigating networks of fake news websites or spam domains.

What is your business model?

Subscriptions for access to the Trendolizer dashboard and API, advertising on sites we run based on Trendolizer data.

What are your next steps?

Integration with other products to make it easier to use our API data.

If you would like to vote for Trendolizer, you can do so here. If you would like to reach the Trendolizer team, you can do it here.