Google Updates “Hot Searches” With Images & Stories

Google has announced an update to Hot Searches, formerly known as Google Hot Trends. The update gives the page a more magazine look with images from news papers, news stories, related searches, and more. But it appears to remove the ability to search for hot trends by date.

Here is a close up of what the top trending search concept is right now, Apple:

As you can see, the image used is from the New York Times coverage of the WWDC Keynote given by Apple’s CEO. There are also news stories from news sources and related searches that make this a trending search concept. In addition, it shows how “hot” the search is, by showing an orange bar, showing about 500,000+ searches in the US right now. Finally, you can share this on Google+, Twitter and even Facebook.

The previous version of Hot Searches, which always provided 20 daily results, the new page introduces a filtering system that helps Google make sure that the list includes only the truly hottest news stories of the day, Google said. It also aggregates stories and searches better. Google also said the number of searches section is new and shows how many search have been conducted for each topic in the 24 hour period.

Hot Searches are now updated on an hourly basis.

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  • http://twitter.com/Henryed07 Henry Edwards

    So what. Why does one want to know this? It’s pointless info. 

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    You guys should reBrand to a News Channel…

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    Barry:
    Glad to you mention the Yahoo Buzz tool. In addition to that Yahoo continues its buzz/concept research with Yahoo Research The Tech Buzz Game.

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    Hmm.. interesting article Barry! Its amazing to see how fast Google continuously rolls out their search changes. I thought it was odd for them to add the Twitter and Facebook share buttons. Twitter maybe not so much but Facebook seems to be a serious and direct competitor to Google+. Obviously Google finds the importnace of socila media has a huge value for search results. The act of sharing has taken over the value of getting backlinks.

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