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Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

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Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby tango42 » 20 Dec 2015, 09:03

I've only googled 1 of the top 10 in Taiwan and 2 of the top 10 global:

Taiwan
1 颱風 - typhoon
2 我的少女時代 - movie from China
3 威力彩 - lottery
4 世界12強棒球錦標賽 - World Baseball Championship
5 寬宏售票 - a ticketing platform
6 武媚娘傳奇 - movie telling the tale of a classic Chinese legend
7 How-Old.net
8 玩命關頭7 - Fast and Furious 7
9 江蕙 - Jody Chiang, Taiwanese pop singer, who announced her retirement this year
10 iPhone 6s

Top Global
1 Lamar Odom
2 Jurassic World
3 American Sniper
4 Caitlyn Jenner
5 Ronda Rousey
6 Paris
7 Agar.io
8 Chris Kyle
9 Fallout 4
10 Straight Outta Compton
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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby Beitouzen » 20 Dec 2015, 09:39

"Top Global", you mean USA, in the same way "World Baseball Championship" means just a handful of countries?

No idea who this lamar is, and most of this names seems so far away from European interests.
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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby Steve4nLanguage » 20 Dec 2015, 09:54

Beitouzen wrote:"Top Global", you mean USA, in the same way "World Baseball Championship" means just a handful of countries?

No idea who this lamar is, and most of this names seems so far away from European interests.

If it's any consolation, I'm American and I have no idea who Lamar Odom is :idunno:
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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby tango42 » 20 Dec 2015, 09:54

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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby Beitouzen » 20 Dec 2015, 10:36

Thanks for the link, very interesting.

The Google link shows your search is for USA only, I get your list by clicking "USA":

1Lamar Odom
2Jurassic World
3American Sniper
4Caitlyn Jenner
5Ronda Rousey
6Paris
7Agar.io
8Chris Kyle
9Fallout 4
10Straight Outta Compton

But it's true that USA interests are predominant in the Top Global searches (which do not mean Lamar interest anyone outside the US, just that there is more computers in the US than in other countries - bar China which do not use google).
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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby headhonchoII » 20 Dec 2015, 11:28

I'm pretty sure there's far more computers outside of the US and Internet searches performed. The US searches predominate due to being the top of a very long tail and yes the lack of Chinese customer base.
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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby Beitouzen » 20 Dec 2015, 11:50

headhonchoII wrote:I'm pretty sure there's far more computers outside of the US and Internet searches performed


In this specific case, you must look countries vs countries, not 1 vs rest of the world

Each country top searches are very country determined. There is more computers uses in the US than any other countries (I would think India not being far away?), not the world combined.
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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby Ibis2k12 » 20 Dec 2015, 12:38

Lamar Odom? Seriously?
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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby tango42 » 20 Dec 2015, 12:45

This is only google results, which doesn't rank much in China where Baidu.com gets over 70% of search requests.
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Re: Google's Top Search Terms of 2015

Postby jesus80 » 20 Dec 2015, 12:57

tango42 wrote:This is only google results, which doesn't rank much in China where Baidu.com gets over 70% of search requests.

Good point. IIRC, Yahoo was more popular in India than google. Same could happen in Russia where they have Yandex... but I'm not sure about this.
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