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December 10, 2010

Fastest Rising Google Searches in 2010

Google published a list of the fastest rising queries this year. The list doesn't include queries that are always popular, since it tries to capture the spirit of 2010.

The fastest rising Google query was Chatroulette, the name of "a Russian based website that pairs random strangers from around the world together for webcam-based conversations". It was followed by iPad, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Friv (a popular online gaming site), Myxer (a site that offers ringtones, wallpapers and apps for mobile devices), Katy Perry, Twitter, Gamezer (multiplayer games) and Facebook. As you can see, the fastest rising queries were related to social networks, mobile devices, games and music.

This graph only measures relative growth, not search volume:

It's interesting to see that there's only one Android phone in the list of top 10 fastest rising queries in consumer electronics: HTC Evo 4G. Apple's iPad and iPhone 4 are the most popular consumer electronics devices, according to Google's search data. iPad is also the fastest rising query in the US.

If you go to Google Insights for Search, you'll find different results. Most of the queries from the top 10 fastest rising searches are related to Facebook.

Google even uploaded a creative video that shows the most important events from 2010:

There's also a list of the most influential YouTube videos of the year.


  1. This is not really right, it's US centered as if the world evolves around it, it's only 5% of the world population!

  2. No, it's not US centered. I only mentioned global data, but Google also shows separate lists for United States, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Brazil and many other countries.

  3. @ Anon.

    Actually, I think the world does evolve around the US, or around any other country, for that matter.

    Now, whether the world revolves around the US . . . I think is a different question. ;) And the answer is, of course, yes. BOW TO ITS IMPERIALISM!!! First Puerto Rico, tomorrow, the known universe!

    Take heart, Anon, although Pres. Obama has pledged a compromise on tax cuts, I'm confident he will continue to ship US business over seas, thus decentralizing the world's dependence on the US.

    BTW, where are you from? Being from London, myself, I can sure see where you're coming from. :)

  4. Cool. Sandis Ozoliņš is Latvian, right?

  5. Android's [lac of] popularity in consumer electronics might be misleading. In Insights for Search, selecting category "Mobile Phones" shows a very different picture, and one that is more accurate in my opinion.

    There (, HTC Desire is followed by iPhone 4, Nokia N8 and Samsung Galaxy...

  6. Especially you can search query on USA. It’s use on fastest rising image, insight, mobile phone and trend search result.