Yahoo announced some updaters to its Yahoo Clues beta today. Yahoo Clues is its search trends service,w hich shows you how people are searching, popular terms, etc.
The update includes a new key feature called Top Trends, which as Yahoo puts it, "allows endless exploration of the most popular search terms on Yahoo! Search."
"Using filter selections, you can choose a combination of time range, gender, age group and geographic location, and even search term category – and Top Trends shows you what’s popular," a Yahoo representative tells WebProNews.
It also features a new site design, expanded history from one month to one year (covering over three times as many search terms as the previous version), global coverage of English-language searches (previously US-only) and a new map, featuring trend analysis and top trends.
"Yahoo! Clues is one of the key tools behind the popular Yahoo! search trends stories, such as last week’s post on the Fourth of July searches, this year’s American Idol projections, Oprah’s Effect on web searches, or even search trends after major news events such as the Death of Bin Laden or the Japan earthquake," the rep tells us.
The map feature is pretty cool, I have to say:
More info about the Yahoo Clues can be found in the Help Center.
In other Yahoo news, the company has expanded its partnership with Frontier Communications so that Frontier broadband subscribers in 27 states will be upgraded to a co-branded Frontier-Yahoo email offering powered by Yahoo Mail. This will take place later this year.