Google Trends is an open online service of Google Inc. which exhibits how frequent a certain search-word is inputted relative to the entire search-volume all over the world, as well as in various languages. The main graph’s horizontal axis denotes time (beginning in 2004), and its vertical axis represents how frequent a keyword is entered to the entire quantity of worldwide searches. Below the Google Trends’ main graph, recognition and popularity is categorized according to language, cities, regions, and countries. Bear in mind that what Google describes language, on the other hand, doesn’t show the relative outcomes of searches in several languages for similar terms. It is likely to enhance the main graph according to time period and region. In 2008, Google started Google Insights for Search, which is a more advanced and more sophisticated service showing data of search trends.
In addition, Google Trends enables users to compare the searches’ volume among two or more keywords. An added Google Trends’ feature is its capability of displaying news related to search-terms covered on the main graph, displaying how recent events have an effect on the popularity of the search-term.
Initially, Google avoided to regularly update Google Trends. In 2007, bloggers in the internet observed that Google hadn’t added new information as of November 2006, and in just a week, Google Trends was immediately updated. Google Trends was not updated by Google until July, and just after Google Trends was again blogged about. Nowadays, Google says to update the date given by Google Trends on a daily basis, while every hour, Hot Trends is updated.
The Top 10 Google Trends as of today are the following:
1. Klimt – this man is a symbolist painter in Austria and among the most well-known member of the movement known as the Vienna Secession. The major works of Gustav Klimt include sketches, murals, and paintings.
Photo source: Web Museum, Paris
2. Sage Stallone – a screenwriter, film producer, film director and actor in the United States who died just recently, on July 13, 2012. He was Sylvester Stallone’s son.
Photo source: TV Week
3. Michael Clarke Duncan – a famous actor in the United States, who is best known as John Coffey in the film The Green Mile, in which he was nominated in the Golden Globe and Academy Awards. Just recently, he suffered a heart attack and was immediately sent to a nearby hospital. Omarosa Manigault, his girlfriend, saved his life by doing the CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) before he was sent to the hospital.
Photo source: Fox News
4. Chick Fil A – a fast service restaurant located in College Park, Georgia which specializes in chicken entrees.
5. Friday the 13th – is considered by many people an unlucky day according to superstitious belief in Western countries.
6. Paulina Gretzky – a pop singer and model in the US. She is Janet Jones’ and Wayne Gretzky’s eldest child.
7. Big Brother – a reality TV program by John de Mol, in which a group of individuals live together within a house for a specific period of time. This keyword trends today, primarily in the Philippines, because the 4th edition of Pinoy Big Brother Teens has recently ended.
8. Steam – a digital rights management, multiplayer, communications and digital distribution platform by Valve Corporation.
9. Joe Paterno – frequently called as JoePa, was a college football mentor who coached Penn State Nittany Lions for almost 46 years. He died in January this year but his reputation has been tarnished by the same sexual abuse scandal involving Jerry Sandusky.
Photo source: USA Today
10. Kristin Chenoweth – an actress and singer in the US, who is most prominent in her performance in Broadway in 1999. She suffered a head injury while working on the set of ‘The Good Wife’.