Saturday, January 12, 2008

Google Trends Search for "Recession"

The chart above (click to enlarge) is from a Google trends search for the word "recession" - search volume is above, and news reference volume is below.

Singapore is the city in the world with the most searches for "recession" (as a percent of all searches) and Washington, D.C. is second.

2 Comments:

At 1/12/2008 10:46 PM, Blogger Leo said...

very interesting.

why can't we use google search volumes or "hit counts" on certain sites to gage optimism or despair re the market? does google make any information like that available, and is it real time? what other firms would have these stats?

"hits" on amazon might be an early indication of confidence, even before the purchase is made and so on.

 
At 1/14/2008 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even more interesting is a Google trends search of recession and pizza.

It would appear that as the economy worsens the number of searches for pizza goes up!

http://www.google.com/trends?q=recession%2C+pizza&ctab=0&geo=US&geor=all&date=all&sort=0

 

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