Google Trends, the search company’s tool for tracking the volume of particular search queries, was significantly upgraded today, allowing users to see near-real-time interest in particular search terms.
This is the biggest expansion of the said service since 2013, wherein the site now lets you explore minute-by-minute data related to the more than 100 billion searches that take place on Google every month.
When you visit the new site, you’ll see a ranked, real-time listing of trending stories that are poplar across Google at the moment. To determine this, Google looks at what people are searching, as well as trends from YouTube and Google News.
Click on the featured story for the 2015 NBA Finals, for instance, and you’ll see the most relevant news articles as well as interesting tidbits like the most searched team, top players during game 6, and worldwide interest in the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors grew over time.
According to the google blog post – Whether you’re a reporter, a researcher, or an armchair trend-tracker, the new site gives you a faster, deeper and more comprehensive view of our world through the lens of Google Search.
Google Trends’ new story-centric homepage, which features a ranked and real-time list of trending stories, is currently available in 28 countries around the world including India. The firm will add more locations in the “coming months”.
Source: WA Post