Google Trends KO’d – Up Off the Mat After 15 Hours


UPDATE: Google Trends is back up and running. We offer our sincere apologies since the #1 search today is: “what to do if inside of girl gets wet.”

We sincerely hope that search is spam. We’re confident it has nothing to do with the #4 hottest search: Brigitte Bardot.

It’s Groundhog Day today at Google Trends. When everyone woke up this morning and checked the hottest stories in Google Labs’ Google Trends service, nothing had changed.

As of publication, none of the fastest rising search terms has changed since yesterday.

Bo Diddley died … yesterday.

Sandro Kopp made the news (yesterday) as actress Tilda Swinton’s boyfriend in her open marriage.

Yesterday it was alleged in a Vanity Fair article that former President Bill Clinton had an affair with actress Gina Gershon (Bound, Showgirls), even though most people spelled her name “Gerson” when searching for who she is.

Frasier star Kelsey Grammer? Had a mild heart attack (yesterday).

The FlavorChase sweepstakes somehow made the Top 10 – even though no media outlets were writing about them.

The Best Life Diet and Skinny Cow fat-free ice cream are yesterday’s news; as is “The Bachelor” Aaron Buerge.

Nickelodeon’s also made the Top 10 without support from the news media, which may indicate that the average age of searchers is much lower than Google has ever revealed.

Today’s Hot Trends (USA)
1. bo diddley
2. sandro kopp
3. gina gerson
4. kelsey grammer
6. skinny cow
7. best life diet
8. the bachelor aaron
9. aaron buerge

While this may just be a glitch in the system, we’re hoping the real reason the service paused was to clear out the “trend spammers” who somehow manage to get their sites improbably listed.


Google states:

“With Hot Trends, you can see a snapshot of what’s on the public’s collective mind by viewing the fastest-rising searches for different points of time. You can see a list of today’s top 100 fastest-rising search queries in the U.S. You can also select a recent date in history to see what the top rising searches were and what the search activity looked like over the course of that day. We update Hot Trends hourly.

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