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Google Zeitgeist 2008: Top Brand Searches from 35 Countries

December 10, 2008

Google has released the 2008 Zeitgeist which includes their list of the fastest rising global searches along with search data from 35 countries.

Fastest Rising Global Searches

Fastest Rising Global Searches

The US Zeitgeist search data categories include Top of Mind, Politics, Trendsetters, Showbiz and Sports along with the following list:

2008 US Google Zeitgeist

2008 US Google Zeitgeist

Google Zeitgeist provides search data for germane categories from within each respective country.

Every country’s Zeitgeist features a list of the “Fastest Rising” search terms.

In addition to the United States, Google’s Zeitgeist is available from the following countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, China, Chile. Columbia, Denmark, Germany, Spain, France, Hong Kong, India, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Austria, Philippines, Russia, Poland, Switzerland, Singapore, South Africa, Finland, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom.

google-zeitgeist-2008

The most interesting takeaway from Google’s 2008 Zeitgeist for me was the presence of searches for American brands in nearly every (possibly all – I didn’t have time to translate every non-English language) country’s Fastest Rising lists – irrespective of their country’s native tongue.

Its only natural – since the search engine itself was first invented by American company Hewlett Packard in 1986.

The following are examples of American Made products and their searches from abroad:

Austria iPhone

Austria iPhone

Austria iPhone

Belgium Google

Belgium Google

Belgium Google

Poland YouTube

Poland YouTube

Poland YouTube

Spain Facebook

Spain Facebook

Spain Facebook

Taiwan Chrome

Taiwan Chrome

Taiwan Chrome

United Arab Emirates Facebook

United Arab Emirates Facebook

United Arab Emirates Facebook