Google has today introduced the most significant update to come to Google Trends in the past three years. Now the Google Trends will offer real-time data on what people are searching for at this moment.
On the basis of the feedback gathered from the researchers, journalists and everyday trend-trackers, Google has administered changes to provide everyone a faster, deeper and more comprehensive at what’s going on in Google Search.
Now, the minute-by-minute data in Google Trends will not only show what stories people are looking for at the moment, but also where in the world the most interest is coming from. Over time, you can also track this data over time by choosing any time range within the last week.
The homepage of Google Trend’s has been redesigned to show visitors a ranked and the real-time list of trending stories that are gaining popularity in Google search as well as taking into consideration YouTube and Google News.
Google Trends will cover niche topics that are trending in smaller geographic locations in addition to bringing you faster data from a wider variety of sources,
Google explains its team;s commitment to curate the headlines that is most relevant in the following para:
“To help you understand the data behind the headlines, our News Lab team examines trending topics every day and finds interesting nuggets of data that bring news stories to life. You can follow us on Twitter to stay up to date. And for data journalists who want to do their own analysis, starting today we’ll publish data sets on specific topics to our Github page.”
Currently, the new Google Trends in available to 28 countries and more locations are believed to be added in the upcoming months.