What pops into your mind when you think Google? Most people would visualize a plain, white screen with the word ‘Google’ having each character in striking colors. Think again as Google has come up with an incredible interface for Hot Search Trends that will make your mind blow away.
Some time back, the search engine major rolled out amusing hot search visualization. The topics that are trending worldwide are displayed in a highly animated, flexible grid. There is more to the story as all the lively display makes use of colors of the Google logo, which keep interchanging with themselves, thereby giving an overwhelming experience.
Google broadcast the debut of this splendid feature via a blog post few days back. ‘In addition to Top Charts, now there’s a vibrant new way to visualize trending searches as they happen. On the Trends homepage in the left-hand panel, you’ll find a new link to “Visualize Hot Searches in full-screen.” You’ll see the latest trending topics appear in a colorful display,’ reads the post.
Here is a link to the page:http://www.google.com/trends/hottrends/visualize?pn=p1
The layout can be customized by using the icon on top-left corner of the screen. It can be manipulated into showing as many as 25 screens in a given instant, though that can be equally distracting. Hot Searches supports a few regions at the moment, including the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Russia and Singapore. Choose your preferred location from these options or expand it to global search by selecting All Regions option.
‘You can customize the layout by clicking the icon in the upper-left corner and expanding it to see as many as 25 searches at a time. You can also pick any region currently supported by Hot Searches. Use fullscreen mode in your browser for the biggest, purest eye candy,’ reads the blog post.
Want to enjoy an even better experience? Consider going full screen and get overwhelmed with the riot of colors that will ensue! The way the search keywords keep getting updated on their own within seconds makes the page even more visually appealing. A built-in spell checker ensures that the search keywords are capitalized and spelled correctly.
The changes have gone down well with the online community, quite evident with the slew of comments in response to the blog post. These changes were released along with Top Charts, the lists of actual people, things and places ranked by search interest. One can measure the popularity of any search item since 2004 using an interactive graph.