Google has released 2016 trending results for its search engine. Various categories were created, such as People, Dog Questions, Calorie Counts and Election Moments.

The top overall search terms for the United States were Powerball, Prince, Hurricane Matthew, and Pokemon Go.

In the People category searches for Donald Trump took the lead, followed by Hillary Clinton, Michael Phelps and Bernie Sanders.

The How To questions people searched for included “How to play Pokemon Go?” “How to register to vote?” “How to play Powerball?” “How to make slime?” and “How to move to Canada?”

And on the News front, Olympics, Election, Orlando Shooting, Brexit and Zika virus took the lead.

The full list of Google’s search trends for 2016 can be found here.


Author:  Nuala Sawyer

Source:  http://www.sfexaminer.com/google-reports-2016-search-trends-trump-powerball-olympics-taking-lead

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In case there is anyone out there in search of more election news, Google has added a new tool to its set of voting features with the launch of the Google Trends Election Hub.

Offering a deep dive into this year’s election-related search trends across the US, Google’s new site features real-time reports on president and vice president candidate search queries, in addition to search data around political issues by state and county.

The home page for the Google Election Trends Hub has links to each of the presidential candidates to see search trends by state along with a list of related queries.

The hub’s home page also has a chart graphing national search interest in each candidate over the previous week, as well as links to daily state-by-state search interests, voter registration searches and the top election issue-related searches by state during the past week.


There are also charts graphing the number of “Vote for [presidential candidate]” searches during the past week, and searches for “how to vote,” which Google reports is at its highest rate ever.

The Google Election Hub includes county-level data — a first for Google: “For instance, while the economy is the most searched issue on average across the swing state of Florida, immigration is more searched in southern counties in the state.”

Google has added a YouTube election map to show how many people are watching Clinton videos versus Trump videos by state.


According to Google, this year’s election related searches are up 240 percent over this time preceding 2012’s Election Day.

Source : http://searchengineland.com/

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