Google Trends which helps you navigate the top search queries--now lets giving you a fascinating peek into the daily Zeitgeist of "what's hot" in Australia.
Now, when you visit Google Trends in Australia "you'll find trending topics going back for the past few days. Some topics reach near global hotness, such as the Oscars or the Harlem Shake, but most are more regional," informs Google.
Beyond the "hot searches" feature, you can always type in any search terms to see interesting trends down to a specific week in a specific city, anywhere in the world.
Google explains that "Trends works algorithmically to analyze search data and identify topics that are spiking in popularity. The technology clusters queries together so that, for example, searches for [daytona 500] are automatically grouped with [nascar]. We look for popular topics that are spiking dramatically compared with the past."
In other Google news, you must be aware, links on Google search results page include a lot of unnecessary parameters even on Custom Search Engine, what if you want to copy a URL---here is how to build a short URL stipping all the unnecessary paramaters from a Google link.
1. Manually build a URL for search query, for example the URL below shows the URL for [google] query. (Note, for multiple seary keywords, just add a "+" next to the keyword:
http://www.google.com/search?q=google (example single search keyword)
http://www.google.com/search?q=google+apps+business (expample multiple search keywords)
2. You can even drop "www." from the URL: http://google.com/search?q=test
3. As, Google now uses AJAX to load search results on page, so you can replace "search?" with "#": http://google.com/#q=test
4. Finally, you can slash "google.com" with "googl.com" or localize with country level domains (CCTLDs): http://googl.com/#q=test.