Google Zeitgeist 2011: Rebecca Black, Lego Alien & Steve Jobs

Google released the Google Zeitgeist 2011 today. Google made several lists this year and even broke them down by country. You can play with the interactive lists at

Those in the picture above are included in the “fastest rising searches” category, including Rebecca Black, Google+, Ryan Dunn, Casey Anthony, Battlefield 3, iPhone 5, Adele, 東京 電力, Steve Jobs and iPad 2.

Google summed up the year also in this video:

Here is a partial text based list:

Fastest-Rising Toys 1. Lego Alien Conquest 2. Unova Pokedex 3. Fluttershy

Fastest-Rising Costumes 1. Angry Birds 2. LMFAO 3. Flynn Rider

Fastest-Rising Recalls 1. Turkey 2. Bob stroller 3. Stihl

Most Popular Apparel Brands 1. Nike 2. Victoria Secret 3. Zappos

Most Popular Jewelry 1. engagement rings 2. Tiffanys 3. Pandora jewelry

Most Popular Gift Stores 1. Edible Arrangements 2. Oriental Trading 3. Spencers

Most Popular Home & Garden 1. Home Depot 2. Lowes 3. Ikea

Fastest-Rising Gadgets 1. Kindle Fire 2. iPhone 4S 3. Sidekick 4G

Most Popular Cell Phones 1. iPhone 2. HTC Evo 3. HTC Thunderbolt

Most Popular Video Games 1. Black Ops 2. Call of Duty 3. Halo Reach

Fastest-Rising Home Appliances 1. Dyson Slim 2. Foodsaver Vacuum Sealer 3. Kirby Vacuum

Most Popular Coupons 1. Target 2. Lowes 3. Hobby Lobby

For the past year’s Google Zeitgeist, see this page.

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Related Topics: Channel: Search Marketing | Google | Google: Trends | Google: Web Search | Search & Society: General | Stats: Popularity


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