Google Trends Topics Not so Hot Right Now


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Realtime results on Google Trends are more like a trip into the past today. Google's Hot Topics, found on Google Trends, and usually updated regularly, appear to have not changed since last week.

When the hot topics feature graduated in 2009, Google's goal was to "show the most common topics people are publishing to the web in real-time." That definitely isn't the case right now with this top 10 list:

  1. kelly clarkson
  2. radio
  3. beck
  4. shutdown
  5. boehner
  6. shooting
  7. masters
  8. garcia
  9. kyrie irving
  10. anonymous

Hot Searches seems to be functioning as normal (last updated at 2:07 p.m. ET as of this writing). This glitch was first reported by WebProNews.

About the author

Danny Goodwin formerly was Associate Editor of Search Engine Watch, where he also covered the latest search marketing and industry news. He joined Incisive Media in October 2007, in charge of copy editing columns that appeared on both Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Prior to a life in the search industry, he worked in the journalism field, working in numerous newsroom positions, before later working as a freelance copy editor.