Google has launched its annual Zeitgeist report detailing the search habits of its millions of users. The new Zeitgeist 2013 website has some interesting data to show.
The global list of Google trends features important happening in the fields of Top Trending news, People, Events, Athletes, Consumer Electronics, Google+ Hashtags, Movies, Performing Artists, TV Shows and videos.
Here is their year in review video for 2013,
Coming closer to India, the trends which have been displayed are also very informative.
1. Chennai Express, IPL 2013, Aashiqui 2, UIDAI and Gate 2014 were among the most trending searches in the country.
2. Predictably, IRCTC, Cricinfo, Flipkart, PNR Status, HDFC Netbanking, SBI Online and others were the most searched terms this year.
3. Katrina Kaif was the top Bollywood actress and Salman Khan was the top Bollywood actor according to search data.
4. Aashiqui 2, Chennai Express, Krrish 3 and Dhoom 3 among others were the most search movies in the country this year.
5. News related searches spanned topics like PM candidacy of Narendra Modi, Blackberry sale, Rahul Dravid’s retirement, Saina Nehwal, Aarushi Talwar case and Vijay Mallya Kingfisher Airlines.
6. Sunny Leone was the most searched person on Google this year followed by Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif.
7. Samsung Galaxy S4 dominated search queries for phones, followed up by Nokia Lumia 520, Micromax Canvas 2 and Samsung Galaxy Grand.
8. Top political searches were about Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and Jayalalitha among others.
9. The top sportsperson when it comes to Google search queries was undoubtedly Sachin Tendulkar, who retired from the sport this year. Following him were Milkha Singh (due to the biopic Bhaag Milkha Bhaag) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Overall, Bollywood and Sports dominated search queries along with a significant volume coming from Politics and News.
Do check out the Zeitgeist website for the complete data when it comes to Indian and Global search habits.
Link | Google Zeitgeist 2013