Popular search terms in SA

Google's search trending data reveals the questions on the fingertips of South Africans

August 13, 2010
Popular search terms in SA

Google Trends provides data on the keywords that are most often searched for in Google Search. Data for specific regions, including South Africa, is also made available.

Trends data is updated daily, according to Google. The search giant adds a disclaimer for the data in Trends with the statement: “The data Trends produces may contain inaccuracies for a number of reasons, including data-sampling issues and a variety of approximations that are used to compute results.”

The table below shows the top search terms originating from South Africa for the 30 days ending Sunday, 8 August 2010. It also shows the local as well as worldwide rising searches which indicates those terms that have shown a significant increase in popularity over the previous 30 days.

Rank Top SA Searches Rising Searches
Top Image Searches
Rising Image Searches
Worldwide Rising Searches
1 facebook telkom charity cup black nelson mandela inception
2 login facebook idols girls computer wikileaks
3 google big brother africa jesus dantri.com
4 gmail mieliestronk south africa nicki minaj starcraft 2
5 lyrics durban july wallpaper lil wayne funformobile
6 yahoo lil wayne hot animals buienradar
7 gumtree drake cartoon rihanna mercadlobire
8 jobs mxit girl food say?sal loto
9 news efiling love fire droid x
10 youtube laduma wedding mandela cineworld
Top Google Searches from 9 July 2010 – 8 August 2010

Very little has changed in the top searches when comparing the most popular searches of the last month to those of the last three and twelve months.

As can be expected, search terms like “world cup” and “fifa” no longer rank among the top searches in South Africa, making way instead for “news” and “jobs” at the bottom end of the list.

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