Keep Track With What’s Popular With Google Hot Trends

May 24, 2007 by  

Google has introduced Hot Trends a few days ago. Everybody – at least from the blogs that I subscribe to is talking about it.

Google Hot Trends is kind of like a combination of Google Trends and Zeitgeist.

While Zeitgeist shows what’s popular for a given period of time – weekly, monthly and annually, Hot Trends which replaces it shows the top 100 fastest growing keywords by date. This is interesting because you can find what evens, people or questions that defined a particular day.


According to Reuters , Hot Trends will be refreshed several times daily, using data from millions of Google Web searches conducted up to an hour before each update.

Today post popular search is “American idol winner”. Yea I am a fan of AI and am looking forward to the live broadcast via Satellite this evening.

Each keyword shows peak search time, search profile by hour, related keywords, top web results, news and blog results.

Sometimes it made you wonder why certain queries made it into the list. Such as on May 21, when two rather long queries were included

25. what did lawyer ellis rubin suggest prison inmates could donate in exchange for reduction in their sentences in 1992

89. who was the first new world explorer to take a dip in the springs of what’s now hot springs arkansas

Currently Hot Trends displays data from US searchers but others countries should follow. It would be interesting to see what’s hot in Malaysia for a particular day.

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Comment by Azmeen
2007-05-24 14:44:56

My personal guess is that those weird queries must be from some sort of popular quiz or contest.

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