Google Search Overview Zeitgeist 2011 – The Top Searches Of The Year

The undisputed king of search, Google, has announced on releasing its own yearly review- Zeitgeist 2011. This is the 11th yearly review in search Google is summarizing and this year i think it is the most comprehensive Zeitgeist (“the spirit of the time”) ever with a detailed worldwide coverage in many languages.

Google Zeitgeist 2011

With all due respect to the yearly reviews of Bing and Yahoo (which were pretty good), if you really want to find out what were the top global searches this year, you should check at the top search engine. And the top search engine is obviously Google that holds 80%-90% from the global search engine market share.

Google has divided Zeitgeist 2011 to countries (and one “global” general category) and to lists- Fastest rising and falling searches in many areas like entertainment, sports and people. What is pretty interesting is the opportunity to browse through the year and examine how a certain search term from the lists and see how it performed in a specific period on an interactive visual illustration chart (as in the example below).

Google Zeitgeist Visual Chart

Google’s Top Global Searches

Fastest Rising

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Google Plus
  3. Ryan Dunn
  4. Casey Anthony
  5. Battlefield 3
  6. Iphone 5
  7. Adele
  8. 東京 電力 (Tokyo Electric Power)
  9. Steve Jobs
  10. Ipad 2

Fastest Falling

  1. Myspace
  2. Hi5
  3. Mebo
  4. Nasza Klasa (Our Class)
  5. Netlog
  6. Baidu
  7. Wer Kennt Wen (Who Knows Who)
  8. Meinvz
  9. Hotmail Correo
  10. Delta Airlines

Fast Rising People

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Ryan Dunn
  3. Pippa Middleton
  4. Casey Anthony
  5. Adele
  6. Steve Jobs
  7. Amy Winehouse
  8. Osama Bin Laden
  9. Charlie Sheen
  10. Kate Middleton

Fastest Rising News

  1. Fukushima
  2. Iphone 4s
  3. Melania Rea
  4. Salvatore Parolisi
  5. Lamberto Sposini
  6. Battlefield 3
  7. Dsk
  8. Iphone 5
  9. Gaddafi
  10. Libya