“Google Trends has become a key part of journalistic storytelling, giving reporters everywhere an insight into search trends across the world,” said Smith.
The new design places more editorial data-based stories up front. It also gives users the ability to create their own stories using Year in Search data, or through the Trending searches and Explore pages.
Other changes include:
- A revamped Trending searches section, showing what is trending in search right now.
- A new section where you can see Google Trends data stories curated by the News Lab team on topics such as the Trump Administration.It also showcases examples of Google data visualisations by newsroom designers.
- New infographic types such as an intensity map.