Why on earth are Indians searching for Fête de la Musique and Vladimir Yakunin? I guess you will never know. But then you can now know what they are searching for, thanks to a change in the Google Trends page. In fact, Google is calling it “the biggest expansion of Google Trends since 2012”.
“You can now find real-time data on everything from the FIFA scandal to Donald Trump’s presidential campaign kick-off, and get a sense of what stories people are searching for. Many of these changes are based on feedback we’ve collected through conversations with hundreds of journalists and others around the world—so 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,” said a Google blog.
The new Trends page gives minute-by-minute, real-time data behind the 100 billion odd searches that take place on Google every month. Now the world will be able to track the stories most people are searching for and see where interest is peaking.
The redesigned Trends homepage is now available in 28 countries around the world. It combines YouTube and Google News trends to better understand what topics and stories are trending across the web.