Google trends journey from 2006 to 2021- let’s find out the best way to get the most out of this tool.

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Time flies really quickly. It feels like only a few months ago that we started using google trends in our SEO practices for our clients but this week Google trend is celebrating its 15th anniversary.

The internet world is fast and unpredictable just as the google algorithm we all chase for.

So much is happening around the world of SEO and if you want to be on top of all these make sure you keep up with new updates and trends. 

We here are trying to save your time searching for new trends, news and updates as we keep up pretty well with the fast paced SEO world.

Google trends was first released in 2006.


According to google :-

“Though [Google Trends] data goes back to 2004, it became available two years later. This summer, Google Trends turns 15, so we thought it would be the perfect time to look back on trends of yesteryear and compare what people were searching for back in 2006 to today.”


Along with this,  A list of significant suggestions on how to get the most of Google Trends data, as well as an overview of the app’s advancement, has also been published by Google.

What is Google Trends?


If you are new here and want to explore what Google trends is, keep reading and you will get all your questions answered.

Google Trends is a free service that displays statistics on the popularity of specific Google and YouTube relevant keywords.

It was first released in 2006, and the most recent version was released in May 2018.

Google Trends can be used to:


  • Find out what’s been trending already.
  • It can identify trending topics and subtopics Within an industry or general theme.
  • Find more about the latest search trends in your area. – You can identify which regions and sub regions desire your products or services using local keyword trends, allowing you to tailor your SEO strategy to them.
  • It can benefit your business as it has all the trending topics that the audience wants to know about.


If you now understand how your business can be benefited with google trends here we have these 15 tips to help you get the most out of the tool and uncover interesting insights. 


      1.You can view Data by date: Google Trends can tell you what people were searching for at any date from 2004 to a few minutes ago. Now, it’s easy to track minute by minute data to get the best possible search result.


  1. Trending versus top-searched: Top-searched, or “most-searched,” queries are the most-searched in a certain time window, whereas trending searches are those that are speeding the fastest. Trending searches might let you see how things have changed over time.


There are more to the list you can further read on https://blog.google/products/search/15-tips-getting-most-out-google-trends/


Yossi Matias, VP of Engineering and Research, who led the team that launched Trends also discussed the evolution of google trends in these years. He highlighted As Google Search has evolved, so has Google Trends, starting with daily trends and the ability to organize data into categories. Google trends is now better with additional languages,  better visualizations and expanded trends to include new ways of searching, such as Image Search and videos. 


Not only this they also revealed the most seared data of the past decade.’ Top searches’ indicate searches that topped Google’s charts while ‘Most searched’ queries are the most popular terms for the past 15 years, ranked in order by volume of searches.

Most recent Google search trends data is available here


And here is the list of Google Trends most searched data about SEO and link building from 2006 to 2021

 Lets light a candle for GOOGLE TRENDS 15th anniversary and make the maximum use of it to make your business shine. In case you need any assistance related to SEO for your business. Our team is here to help you.