Google Trends Hot Searches Sections Gets An UpdateBy: Chris Crum - June 12, 2012
Google announced today that it has redesigned the Hot Searches section of Google Trends. It groups related rising search terms together and shows more info about them in a more visually appealing way. See below:
“With rich images and links to related news articles, you can glance at the list and instantly get an idea of why these topics are particularly hot at the moment and click to find out more about them,” says Nimrod Tamir from Google’s Trends Team. “Unlike the previous version of Hot Searches, which always provided 20 daily results, the new page introduces a filtering system that helps us make sure that the list includes only the truly hottest news stories of the day.”
“Also, when a few of the fastest rising search terms refer to the same news story, such as [tony awards 2012] and [audra mcdonald], they’re now aggregated into one entry, which lists all the ‘Related searches’ that go along with the main story,” explains Tamir. “Lastly, the new list also provides an indication of how many searches have been conducted for each topic in the 24 hour period when it was trending.”
Each of the main trends has buttons to share it on Google+, Twitter and Facebook, upon mouseover. For some reason the related searches aren’t clickable. It would be nice if these related searches showed the number of searches like the main trends, but overall, the page is more pleasing to look at now.