As an experiment I thought I would do a rough survey of the most popular things people are searching for on Google right this moment here in Northern Ireland
I’m not sure how the search settings work with regions (or if the suggestions are what people really are searching for or what Google has said people are searching for), or if they are sponsored.
All I’m going to do is type in a letter of the alphabet in and record the words that Google suggests for that single letter. The first one that appears at the top is in bold..
Argos – Amazon – Asda – Asos
BBC – BBC News – BBC iplayer – BBC sport
Currys – CBBC – cool maths games – Club Penguin
Debenhams – Daily Mail – Dorothy Perkins – DVLNI
ebay – easyjet – ebay uk – euromillions
Facebook – Facebook login – Flybe – First Trust
Google – Gumtree – Gumtree Belfast – Google Maps
Hotmail – Halifax – Homebase – HMV
IKEA – itvplayer – imdb – isohunt
jobcentreonline – John Lewis – Jet2 – jobs ni
Karen Millen – kayak – kwik fit – Killyhevlin
Lottery – Let Me Watch This – Lotto – Liverpool
MSN – Marks & Spencer – maps – moshi monsters
Next – New Look – Northern Bank – Nationwide
O2 – Odyssey – O2 surprises – Oasis
Potassium – paypal – property news – play
Queens – QUB – Qol – Quiz
River Island – Ryanair – Rightmove – RBS
SEEK – Sky – Sports Direct – Sky Sports
Tesco – Twitter – Translink – Topshop
UTV – Ulster Bank – UCAS – UK Top 40
Virgin – Very – Vue – Vodafone
weather – wikipedia – http://www.facebook.com – warehouse
xbox – xtravision – xe – x factor
Youtube – Yahoo – Yahoo Mail – Youtube Converter
Zara – Zoopla – Zumba – Zara UK
I tried this again this morning and all was the same except that SEEK, an Australian job site had completely disappeared. I found it sad though that it was there. Are people having to leave to find work in places like Australia, or wanting to leave?
A couple of other things to note.
Are people really using Google to search for Google?
Is there a big demand for cool maths puzzles out there?
What will be the next cool exercise regime after Zumba?
And why are people searching for potassium?