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June 13, 2012

Google Hot Searches

Google has a new interface and a name for the Hot Trends feature: it's now called Hot Searches, it includes fewer searches and fewer links to relevant news articles.

"Hot Searches has gotten a refresh that makes the list of searches more visual, groups related rising search terms together and lets you see more information about those searches," explains Google.

For the first time, Google shows an estimation for the number of searches, so we can find out that more than 500,000 people searched for [Apple] yesterday in the US. For some reason, Hot Searches doesn't integrate with Google Trends and Google shows thumbnails from news articles instead of charts.


  1. I don't see a way to change which country you are viewing the hot searches for. still shows US searches.

    Any clues as to how this might be done or even if it's available?

  2. seems to be kind of future for googles search

  3. Google's hot search is still in infant stage .... Google is trying to imitate popular social networks and has taken this feature from twitter trending topics ... Goog should come up with new ideas!

  4. Nothing wrong with imitation - sincerest form of flattery!