Hot Searches in Google Trends refresh launches today lets you see a list of the fastest rising search terms, which is updated on an hourly basis in the U.S. for a snapshot of what's on the public's collective mind.
The refreshed Hot Searches makes the list of searches more visual, groups related rising search terms together and lets you see more information about those searches. To create the Hot Searches, an algorithm analyzes millions of searches in the U.S. and determines which queries are being searched much more than usual," posted Nimrod Tamir, Google Trends Team.
"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," Tamir said.
"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."
Also, when a few of the fastest rising search terms refer to the same news story, they're now aggregated into one entry, which lists all the "Related searches" that go along with the main story.
Lastly, the new list also provides an indication of how many searches have been conducted for each topic in the 24 hour period when it was trending.
Check out the updated Hot Searches list in Google Trends.