Google Zeitgeist Canada 2011

What did we Canadians look for on the internet in 2011? As at the end of every year, Google Zeitgeist Canada 2011 provides insight into various Canadian Top 10’s of most popular searches, people and products.

Some results are no surprise, such as “Justin Bieber”. He even managed to get his girlfriend (Selena Gomez) straight into the top 10! As every year, major tragic or turning point events dominate the charts. That’s why we see much of the unfortunate earthquake in Japan, but also of the hopeful uprisings in Libya, Iran and Egypt.

So what use is this to you as a marketeer? Not much, but with Google Trends you have the tools at your disposal to make your own lists. Use it to search for competitor info, keyword negatives, seasonal trends, search volume, keyword spelling etc.

For your convenience we’ve listed all the results of Google Zeitgeist Canada 2011 below:

Fastest Rising in Google Zeitgeist:

2. Skyrim (a long-awaited fantasy game)
3. Canada Post Strike
4. Rebecca Black
5. Ryan Dunn (of MTV Jackass fame)
6. Japan Earthquake (due to lingering nuclear problems)
7. Game of Thrones
8. Jack Layton
9. Royal Wedding
10. Google Plus

Fastest Rising People in Google Zeitgeist Canada:

  1. Rebecca Black
  2. Pippa Middleton
  3. Ryan Dunn
  4. Jack Layton
  5. Casey Anthony
  6. Adele
  7. Amy Winehouse
  8. Osama Bin Laden
  9. Charlie Sheen
  10. Steve Jobs

What is…? in Google Zeitgeist Canada:

1. What is love
2. What is Wikipedia
3. What is Android
4. What is Tumblr
5. What is 3g
6. What is Gluten
7. What is Depression
8. What is Planking
9. What is Global Warming
10. What is Dubstep (new genre of music)

Popular Google News in Google Zeitgeist Canada:

1. Japan
2. Vancouver Canucks (more due to rioting, to our shame)
3. Libya
4. Justin Bieber
5. Blue Jays
6. Iran
7. Selena Gomez
8. Jack Layton
9. Egypt
10. Stephen Harper

Most popular images in Google Zeitgeist Canada:

1. Justin Bieber
2. Selena Gomez
3. Kim Kardashian
4. Katy Perry
5. Flowers
6. Megan Fox
7. Lady Gaga
8. Nicki Minaj
9. Rihanna
10. iphone 5

Most popular movies in Google Zeitgeist Canada:

1. True Grit
2. Fast Five
3. Captain America
4. Scream 4
5. Straw Dogs
6. Little Fockers
7. Mean Girls 2
8. Final Destination 5
9. Transformers: Dark Of The Moon
10. Twilight: Breaking Dawn

Most popular recipes in Google Zeitgeist Canada:

1. Pork Tenderloin
2. Pumpkin Pie
3. Butter Chicken
4. Quinoa Salad
5. Cake Pops
6. Tzatziki
7. Macaroni Salad
8. Red Velvet Cupcakes
9. Rice Krispies Treat
10. Shepherd’s Pie

Most popular music in Google Zeitgeist Canada:

1. Someone Like You
2. Born This Way
3. Friday Lyrics
4. Super Bass Lyrics
5. Give Me Everything
6. We Found Love
7. Judas Lyrics
8. Forget You Lyrics
9. Price Tag Lyrics
10. Lighters Eminem Lyrics

Popular travel destinations in Google Zeitgeist Canada:

1. Las Vegas
2. Jamaica
3. Cuba
4. New York
5. Hawaii
6. Panama
7. Dominican Republic
8. Bahamas
9. Barbados
10. Aruba

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