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Google Starts Weekly Trends Roundup

Google Starts Weekly Trends Roundup

By Chris Crum April 21, 2014

Google announced that it will be sharing “a regular look back” at some of the top trending searches each Friday. We’ll see if this lasts longer than the monthly lists of algorithms they used to post, or if people will …

Google Trends Gets New Top Charts Google Trends Gets New Top Charts

Google has launched a new Google Trends feature called “Top Charts,” which show you the top searches by region by month for various categories. It’s similar to the year-end Zeitgeist lists Google provides annually. Yossi Matias9 minutes ago We are …

YouTube Data Integrated Into Google Trends YouTube Data Integrated Into Google Trends
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Google announced today that it has now integrated YouTube search trends into Google Trends. “Google Trends enables you to take popular search queries and explore traffic patterns over time and geography,” says YouTube’s Kevin Allocca in a blog post. “Now …

Canadians Search Super Bowl More Than Stanley Cup Canadians Search Super Bowl More Than Stanley Cup

Google says more people in Canada search for the “Super Bowl” than for the Stanley Cup, which is interesting, considering there are no NFL teams in Canada, while the NHL has a number of teams in the country. The company …

Google Launches New Google Trends Google Launches New Google Trends
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Google announced today that it is merging Insights For Search into Google Trends, creating the “new Google Trends“. Google Trends now includes features from both products, and the line chart and map have been updated to use HTML5-based Google Chart …

Google Trends Hot Searches Sections Gets An Update Google Trends Hot Searches Sections Gets An Update

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 …

Pinterest May Be a Flash in the Pan Pinterest May Be a Flash in the Pan
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Nicholas Carlson over at Business Insider is reporting on an interesting phenomenon involving Pinterest‘s popularity. It seems the number of Pinterest users has been falling since mid-March. Using information from AppData, a site that measures metrics for apps on different …

Josh Hamilton’s Relapse Becomes A Trending Topic Josh Hamilton’s Relapse Becomes A Trending Topic

While you cannot deny the monetary rewards professional athletes command, it’s important to remember these folks, for all the money they make, give up just about every bit of privacy to such a degree, it’s actually hard to fathom. Take …

Google Correlate Expands to 50 Countries Google Correlate Expands to 50 Countries

Back in May, Google launched Google Correlate, which is sort of like Google Trends in reverse. It looks at search trends, and attempts to apply them to real-world situations. Google described it as an experimental tool enabling the user to …

Gary Johnson Debate Joke Propels Him To All-Day Trending Gary Johnson Debate Joke Propels Him To All-Day Trending
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At last night’s Republican Presidential Debate, held by Fox News and Google, Gary Johnson had the line of the night if you ask his GOP counterparts. During a question about job creation, the former New Mexico Governor delivered this zinger …

NFL Social Media Push Continues With Thank Yous NFL Social Media Push Continues With Thank Yous

The NFL players are thankful to the fans for standing by them, and to show their gratitude, members of the soon-to-be recertified NFL Players Association have once again engaged in social media. This time, with YouTube. Yes, social media extends …

Osama bin Laden Death Consumes Entire Google Trends Hot Searches List Osama bin Laden Death Consumes Entire Google Trends Hot Searches List

This is the first time I’ve ever seen this happen. Every key phrase on Google’s Hot Trends list is related to the same piece of news. Obviously – the death of Osama bin Laden. Each phrase is either about bin …

Google Trends Hot Topics Now Gone – Confirmed Google Trends Hot Topics Now Gone – Confirmed
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Update: A Google spokesperson tells WebProNews, “We’ve just streamlined it — we unified the data into one set to make it easier for users to understand what’s hot in Google web searches.” Original Article: Yesterday, we reported that the U.S. …

Google Trends Hot Topics Not Updating Google Trends Hot Topics Not Updating
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We like to check out Google Trends from time to time to see what the country is searching for. According to Google Trends at the time of this writing, the top ten “Hot topics” are: 1. kelly clarkson 2. radio …

Is Google to Blame for Its Own News Pollution?
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Search Engine Land Editor-in-Chief Danny Sullivan points out how poorly Google handles those gaming Google News, using Google Trends as a starting point.

Do you find Google News to be too heavily polluted? Share your thoughts.

Google Looks at World Cup Search Activity

Google broke out its Insights for Search tool (as well as some other internal sources) to paint a picture of search activity related to the 2010 World Cup.

The World Cup’s 30 days of soccer began on Friday, and there will no doubt be plenty more related searching in the coming weeks. Google Consumer Operations Strategist Jaime Forman-Lau says:

Google Gives Mobile Users a Link to Popular Images
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Google has introduced a new feature for its mobile Image Search offering. The feature is "Popular Images," and lets Android and iPhone users browse popular images (go figure).

The Popular Images feature comes in the form of a link just under the search box on the Google Image Search page. When clicked, it brings up a categorized list of image searches and corresponding images.