Google Trends Gets New Top Charts For Trends By CategoryBy: Chris Crum - May 22, 2013
Google has launched a new Google Trends feature called “Top Charts,” which show you the top searches by region by month for various categories. It’s similar to the year-end Zeitgeist lists Google provides annually.
We are excited to have now Top Charts in Google Trends. A sort-of monthly "zeitgeist" going back in time.
So far, you can look at charts for: Actors, Animals, Athletes, Authors, Baseball Players, Baseball Teams, Basketball Players, Basketball Teams, Books, Business People, Car Companies, Cars, Chemical Elements, Cities, Cocktails, Colleges/Universities, Countries/Regions, DJs, Dog Breeds, Drinks, Energy Companies, Fashion Brands, Financial Companies, Foods, Games, Government Bodies, Kids’ TV, Medications, Movies, Musical Artists, People, Politicians, Quick Service Restaurants, Reality Shows, Retail Companies, Scientists, Soccer Players, Soccer Teams, Software Technologies, Songs, Space Objects, Sports Cars, Sports Teams, TV Shows, Teen Pop Artists, US Governors, and Whiskeys.
Each category lets you dive into a top ten list, with information about each subject, including how long they’ve been in the chart, the change by month, and when they peaked. You can also explore interest over time, regional interest and related terms for each subject.
Right now, the feature is only available in the U.S., but Google says more countries are coming soon.