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Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

Thursday, May 11, 2006
13 years ago10,392 views

Interesting how the word [nano] was never really searched for until the iPod Nano was released: google.com/trends?q=ipod%2C+na ...

Johannes [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

"Tsunami"

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Web 2.0:
google.com/trends?q=%22Web+2.0 ...

Tony Ruscoe [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Just thought of another...

Internet Explorer, Firefox, Netscape, Opera:
google.com/trends?q=Internet+E ...

Internet Explorer & Netscape: downwards trend
Opera: about the same
Firefox: upwards trend

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=Larry+Page ...

Sandeep Chandur [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Philipp, check out sandeep.weblogs.us/archives/ne ... – we now have Google Notebook!

zmarties [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I thought it interesting to run a trend comparison of the top suggestions for single letters, as given by Google Suggest, and by the new livesearch from Alltheweb.

See

zmarties.blogspot.com/2006/05/ ...

for the results.

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

another interesting one... microsoft, yahoo, and google... notice how google jumped like crazy, but microsoft stayes pretty consistently the same...

google.com/trends?q=microsoft% ...

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Who uses Google to search for Google? :P

Kirby Witmer [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

apparently there's more people that search for google, than people that search for microsoft... :P

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=ken+jennin ...

for those who don't know, he pwned everyone at jeapordy for a long time. the news flags are very helpful in these; w/o them it wouldn't be half as cool as it is. They need an integral graph above and a derivative graph below each graph.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


looks like lots of people in pakistan were searching for this:

google.com/trends?q=denmark+ca ...

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

britney is on a downward trend

google.com/trends?q=denmark+ca ...

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

note how "ibiza" searches peak during the summer months
google.com/trends?q=ibiza& ...

and how "snowboarding" peaks during the winter:
google.com/trends?q=snowboardi ...

Gareth [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

The Tsunami result LOOKS like a Tsunami....
google.com/trends?q=tsunami&am ...

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=gmail%2C+h ...
google.com/trends?q=opendocume ...
google.com/trends?q=Ubuntu%2C+ ...

Wouter Schut [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=brad+pitt% ...

;)

ITObserv [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

MicroSoft, Office
google.com/trends?q=microsoft% ...

Curves seems to be olmost identical..

Mahlon [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Try the famous googlebomb, [miserable failure]. What cities, regions and languages are most popular for this term?

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Digg, Fark, Slashdot:
google.com/trends?q=digg%2C+fa ...

Jayenkai [PersonRank 2]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=nintendo%2 ...

Nintendo, Wii

Look where wii starts!

mcummins [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I love this one:
google.com/trends?q=full+moon& ...

Can anyone else come up with some strongly periodic searches? (apart from the obvious like christmas, etc).

alek [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Can't believe nobody has posted a link showing the trend of Blogoscoped – nice spike, then trending down ... but a good example of where I don't think this reflects reality because my guess is Philipp's readership/traffic have been on a strong upward trend – maybe Philipp can post some actual web traffic data/trends as that would be of general interest – in fact, a seperate post about that would be cool for everyone to see – hint, hint! ;-)

google.com/trends?q=blogoscope ...

mrbene [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

As yearly cyclic:

google.com/trends?q=bicycle
google.com/trends?q=skis

Compared:

google.com/trends?q=skis%2C+bi ...

Then annual incidents:

google.com/trends?q=tax+return
google.com/trends?q=canada+day

And, strangely, look at year boudaries for:

google.com/trends?q=house+for+ ...

Kenem [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Ronaldinho vs. Beckham:

google.com/trends?q=ronaldinho ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I like the browser comparison graph. Very true.

Alek, as for a Blogoscoped searches downward trend, maybe people start to memorize the relatively long URL and then slowly stopped searching for "blogoscoped"? :)
As you mentioned, the real traffic graph is rising not declining. Since I've quit my job in September last year I think blogging full-time made a change. Here's the unique visitors graph since January 2005:


blogoscoped.com/files/traffic- ...

Wang Y. [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

I don't know if this one also interesting or not

google.com/trends?q=tammy+nyp& ...

Niraj Sanghvi [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Philipp, that chart is really interesting, particularly in how it spikes every few months (though it's not enough information to call those spikes a trend). I imagine that the spikes strongly correlate with big Google releases.

Hashim [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

this seems like a tool aimed at Adwords users

Tadeusz Szewczyk [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Very interesting and intriguing tool. The Cities/Regions/Languages top results seem very unrealisitic to me though.
Check for Angelina Jolie and then you will notice that she is most popular in Romania and the biggest cities of Turkey, but not Romanian cities. Romania is a not a very populated country (20 mllion) and I wonder whether they love her there that much or whether the numbers are skewed.

google.com/trends?q=angelina+j ...

Jamie [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

We were playing around with this for a while at work. Here's some fun ones we found.

Noisewords work – these fly to the top of any other keyword I could find:
google.com/trends?q=the%2C+of% ...

Air is one of the few things more important than porn:
google.com/trends?q=porn%2C+ca ...

Google trends can help you make decisions:
google.com/trends?q=porn%2C+ma ...

I found a few things about the regional results. They are sorted based on the first term in the trends query. Like vanity searches, it makes sense that people from a certain region would search about that region, so I tried this:

google.com/trends?q=tampa%2C+j ...

Note that each city tends to search for itself much more than other cities. When you add Orlando, a popular tourist destination, the results get less regional (at least on the regions tab):

google.com/trends?q=orlando%2C ...

This is a fun tool, though. I have wasted a lot of time playing around with it.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


this is also useful tool for airlines

google.com/trends?q=ryanair%2C ...

and for mobile phone companies
google.com/trends?q=nokia%2C+e ...

Dam [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=sopranos%2 ...

this tool would be 100X more useful if there were figures.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

and it could be very useful for bands.

depeche mode – most popular in budapest
google.com/trends?q=depeche+mo ...

arctic monkeys – big fan base in sheffield (uk)
google.com/trends?q=arctic+mon ...

and since we're talking about rock'n'roll:

cocaine
google.com/trends?q=cocaine&am ...
note the interesting spike because of Kate Moss.

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


"bbc news" and "sky news" – note the big spike on July 7th 2005

google.com/trends?q=bbc+news%2 ...

James Bradbury [PersonRank 5]

13 years ago #

So many people have viewed this very page that the majority of these searches are now being blocked by Google as a Spyware request!

zmarties [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think the "spyware" error message is simply the generic error message that gets put up when the system is overloaded – yet another case of a Google service that becomes so popular on its first day that the system cannot cope.

Stanley [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Google Trends = Yahoo! Buzz Index (for pay version)

Yahoo! built the Yahoo! Buzz Index over 4 years ago with more features (demographics) than Google Trends. There is two versions of the Yahoo! Buzz Index (free version) and the for Pay Version (client.buzz.yahoo.com/internal) which allow you to slice and dice data to your heart's content.

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I think it's interesting how an anticipated event has a slow rise then a spike (example: google.com/trends?q=christmas) whereas an unexpected event does the reverse (example: google.com/trends?q=katrina)

Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Its amazing how a genius like da vinci was barely searched until recent years because of the book.

google.com/trends?q=da+vinci

Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Google vs Yahoo, MSN, and Ask; although it makes sense less people will search for Google from Google itself! :)

google.com/trends?q=google& ...

Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Speaks for itself! :)

google.com/trends?q=verizon%2C ...

Stumpy [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

Age old questions:

Dogs or Cats :
google.com/trends?q=Dog%2C+Cat ...

Men vs. Women
google.com/trends?q=Men%2C+Wom ...

Good vs. Evil
google.com/trends?q=Evil%2C+Go ...

Bud Light, Miller Light
google.com/trends?q=Bud+Light% ...

Caleb E [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=linksys%2C ...

And Jay, it's not necessarily that DaVinci wasn't searched for often; the search volume is on a sliding scale so it only shows *relative* search volume

John Moo [PersonRank 1]

13 years ago #

muah ha ha ha: google base vs ebay:
google.com/trends?q=google+bas ...

justin flavin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #


fish, chicken, beef, pork

google.com/trends?q=pork%2C+ch ...

beer, lager, vodka, whiskey, wine
google.com/trends?q=beer%2C+la ...

Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

Found this via Digg – summer vs winter. It's a cool graph:
google.com/trends?q=summer%2C+ ...

Brent Eades [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Web scripting languages:

google.com/trends?q=cold+fusio ...

Interesting. Poor old Cold Fusion has been pretty much flatlining the past three years, and ASP is in decline. Queries on PHP are slowing, but still strong.

'AJAX' is on the rise, though judging by the accompanying news stories, this may be skewed by what appears to be an European football team named Ajax :)

Jay Amin [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

I guess post of us like it HOT! :)

google.com/trends?q=hot%2C+col ...

John Kelman [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=j2ee%2C+ej ...

Look at all the searches from india for coding languages!

Jeromy [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

health and porn during any month other than december shows a weekly cycle. Porn searches go up saturday and sunday night at the same time that health searches go down.

There is also a lull in porn consumption over Christmas

google.com/trends?q=health%2C+ ...

justinf [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

"linux" is concentrated in Europe.
google.com/trends?q=linux

"solaris" is mostly Japan, India and Singapore
google.com/trends?q=solaris&am ...

"ubuntu" is mostly all Europe
google.com/trends?q=ubuntu& ...

"sql server" – lots of India
google.com/trends?q=sql+server ...

"ms office" – top 4 are India
google.com/trends?q=ms+office& ...

"oracle" – again , loads of India
ttp://www.google.com/trends?q=oracle&ctab=0&geo=all&date=all

"mysql" – no.1 is india, but the rest are mostly Europe
google.com/trends?q=mysql& ...

"kde" – mostly all europe
google.com/trends?q=kde&ct ...

"debian" – again, mostly Europe
google.com/trends?q=debian& ...

"java" – top 5 are India
google.com/trends?q=java&c ...

lesson here? if you dont want your tech job outsourced, start learning/using open source software.

Joel Mackey [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Hey everyone very cool collection of Google Trends. I have been building a massive list of Google Trends to help spur debate and further development of the Google Trends product. Please check it out:

joelmackey.com/googletrends.ht ...

Anjan B [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

I published an entry for possibly most common word understood around the world. sex.

Google trend shows people where sex is highest compared other word in their search belong from Sexually starved traditional or conservative societies. Pakistan is at the top in chart and word "sex" is understood in languages other than English speaking countries.

GoogleTrends.in

Carlos C. [PersonRank 0]

13 years ago #

Boxers vs. briefs

google.com/trends?q=boxers+und ...

The "underwear" qualifier is necessary to exclude dogs, sportmen and news.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

13 years ago #

google.com/trends?q=blogoscope ...

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