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Google Hot Trends Combines Zeitgeist and Trends

 11:08 am on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

The art of trend-spotting is set to take a more scientific turn as Google Inc., the world's top Web search company, on Tuesday unveils a service to track the fastest-rising search queries.

Google Hot Trends combines elements of Zeitgeist and Trends -- two existing Google products that give a glimpse into Web search habits, but only in retrospect based on weeks-old data.

Hot Trends, a list of the current top-100 fastest-rising search trends, will be refreshed several times daily, using data from millions of Google Web searches conducted up to an hour before each update, the company said.

Google Hot Trends Combines Zeitgeist and Trends [uk.reuters.com]


Hot Trends has up to 100 searches with US-based information and, if it is refreshed a few times daily, will become a useful resource.

Having looked at the Hot Trends, i'm a little surprised at some of the terms.

[edited by: trillianjedi at 11:34 am (utc) on May 22, 2007]
[edit reason] Fixed link [/edit]



 11:17 am on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

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The requested URL /trends/ was not found on this server.


 11:18 am on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yep, it's a bit flaky at the moment - perhaps it's being hit hard. ;)


 11:21 am on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Would you believe that the link doesn't work with the final forward slash appended, it gives a 404? It has to be without it :)


Right now at #10 for Today's Hot Trends: google smart a$$

No fooling!


 11:38 am on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

damn when I look at it and see this bachelor getting at the top, does people really see that stuff.


 11:45 am on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Yeah. I'm in.
Let's ping the **** out of Google.

Btw, just a counter-example for a platform game related query they showed [google.com] ( which gave the impression of a certain microsoft product beating a certain sony product throughout the years )... for in reality it's more like this. [google.com] ...you better know what you're looking for.


I only wish they had regions for "Europe", "North Atlantic", "East Asia", "Oceania" and stuff like that. That would help.

Especially to weed out the queries SEOs make to check on the progress of their sites.


 12:12 pm on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Is it a better move by Google for the webmasters or is it just another strategic implementation of branding for not so popular products of Google.


 12:30 pm on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

coelacanths? Am I missing something?


 12:43 pm on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

I think it's called "image management." You know, all that lovable fun stuff that makes Google look all cute and cuddly.

IMHO, it's just a little more of that taste-tantalizing Webmaster Koolaid.


 2:30 pm on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

"Google Hot Trends Combines Zeitgeist and Trends"


[edited by: Web_speed at 2:31 pm (utc) on May 22, 2007]


 2:32 pm on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Quick! Design a site for "Paula Abdul's broken nose"! :-)


 3:46 pm on May 22, 2007 (gmt 0)

Wow is that list ever obscure, "Paris Hilton jail time" didn't even make the cut.

But it is the "top-100 fastest-rising search trends". It's much easier for a low-volume term to show a significant increase in search volume.


 5:20 pm on May 24, 2007 (gmt 0)

coelacanths? Am I missing something?

Yes actually ;)

A coelacanth was caught by a fisherman in India a week or two ago, they were previously thought to be extinct. It lived for like 18 days in a pool or something before it died.

[edited by: QuantumEntanglement at 5:20 pm (utc) on May 24, 2007]

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