On Monday, Google launched Hot Trends, a new feature on the Google Trends report.
Hot Trends enables users to see a list of the current top 100 fastest-rising Google search queries in the U.S. Users can also select specific dates to see what the top-rising searches were at a given point in time.
For years, Google has produced a manually compiled list of popular searches called the Google Zeitgeist. Hot Trends takes this list to a new level, providing an up-to-date snapshot of what's on our collective mind ? from current events to daily crossword puzzle clues to the latest celebrity gossip. For each Hot Trends result, the associated Google News, blog searches and Google web search results appear.
In addition to Hot Trends, there are a few other new changes to Google Trends. Now, in addition to viewing the top countries and cities that searched for a term, users can view the top "sub regions" (e.g. states within the U.S.) across more than 70 countries.
Hot Trends and the new features in Google Trends are available at www.google.com/trends.