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Sunday, September 24, 2006

Google Trends with data for Aug and Sep 2006

Google Trends now displays search trends for the months Jul-Sept 2006.

See how searches for Vidya Balan peaked between Aug-Sept this year before the release of Lage Raho Munnabhai.

Google Trends combined with keywords from Google Suggest and popular search queries from Google Zeitgeist gives an interesting insight on what the world is searching for and how Indian users search on the Internet for news, airfares, railways, movies, cricket, celebrities, academics, religion, and what one can't neglect in search statistics anywhere in the world—adult content.

Google India search trivia:

Did you know that Phentermine* was the second most popular search query on Google India in July 2006. This, I suppose, is indication enough of the so-called search engine marketing/optimization/spamming/click fraud activities taking place for these kind of spam keywords. Google Trends doesn't have enough data to show a Trend History for Phentermine on Google India, hence the use of the words 'I suppose'.

* Phentermine is an anti-obesity drug.

Here's a list of popular search queries on Google India in July 2006.

Dear Google, when is the next update scheduled for Zeitgeist International?

Interesting: Google Current: What's the story behind the surge in searches for certain queries on Google. Get the news that makes a query a popular search term for a certain period of time. Watch the video. Duration: 2min 48s.