It’s that time of year again: Google releases what querries hit its search engines hardest. Here were the most popular search terms in 2009:
Google.com—Fastest Rising: twitter
Google.com—Fastest Falling: john mccain
Google News—Fastest Rising: swine flu
Google Image Search—Fastest Rising: lady gaga
Google Maps—Fastest Rising: mount everest
Google Mobile Search—Fastest Rising: twitter
In the full report, Google lists 10 of the most popular search terms for each category and adds much more thorough analysis—extremely informative data for anyone who is invested in content and/or the news cycle (which is a heck of a lot of us) .
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