Google’s Hot Searches feature is a popular one. The feature relies on Google Trends to dish out its results. Users have relied on it to see which searches are more popular across the web and it has been quite instrumental for researchers as well as analysts. The good news is that Google has made the feature look better.
Not only has Google added more ‘visuals’ to the feature to make it look and appear more appealing, it has also included some new dimensions to it. For instance, Hot Searches now group related results so that it is even easier to gauge the popularity of similar searches. Moreover, the search giant has also added more context to it.
The feature is a very quick tool to gauge the most popular search terms in the U.S. and it quite effectively shows the ‘trending’ topics among the masses given the fact that Google is the most popular search engine on the web. The company updates the list every hour, claiming that its algorithms analyze millions of U.S. searches and dishes out the most-search queries.
According to Google’s official blog post on the update, “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. 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.”
Source: Google Official Blog