Watch Other Web Searches

Several search sites let you see what other people are searching for right now. A number of search sites provide insight into their operation by making available lists of the most frequent queries over various periods, queries that are gaining or losing in popularity, and even in some cases queries being made by other people in real-time.

In the case of real-time queries the search site might receive thousands of searches a minute, so only a quick and random snapshot is provided, and there is no way to know who is making the searches. Nevertheless, these functions provide a unique and interesting window into the current interests of other Internet searchers around the world.

Resources. The following sites provide indexes of search queries: