Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion
Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion

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Google Tip 1/21: Your Personal Google Search Trends

Daniel FutermanDaniel Futerman
This is part of the 21 Google tips & tricks Series. Check out the other posts!

21 Google Tips - Your Google Search Trends -Daniel Futerman

Google boasts over 3.5 billion searches per day, resulting in 100 Billion searches per month, which totals 1.2 trillion searches per year. How many of those searches were performed by you? What days and which hours do you perform the most searches?

Since Google was first launched as a search engine (back in 1998), we’ll start this series with an awesome tip related to Google Search and how you’ve been using it.

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Google Search Trends History Panel

 July 2015 – Google has recently made changes and updates to the trends history interface to better fit it’s material design concept. I’ll be updating this post with new information in the near future!

Did you know that Google keeps track of every search you’ve ever performed? Ok, you probably did. But, did you know that all of that data can be visualized into personal activity usage graphs / calendar view / top searches and more? Well.. It can!

Personally, the hours I Google the most are between 10am to 4pm. My most active searching days are Sunday & Tuesday, and my most active searching months are January & May. I can also check out my most common queries, top sites and most clicked links.

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Google Search history trends panel

Stats you can check on Google Search Trends:

► Hourly search activity
► Daily search activity
► Monthly search activity
► Activity by day (calendar hotspot view)
► Top clicks
► Top queries
► Top sites

More things you can do in the dashboard:

► Filter results by category (web, images, videos, maps & more).
► Delete specif items from history.
► Search your web history.
► View saved Google bookmarks (soon to become Google Stars).
► Opt out option (more below).

Your stats, and a cool technique you can use:

Interested in discovering your own searching habits? Head over to your: Google Search Trends Dashboard

Want to know what you’ve searched for in a very specific date? You can navigate to it using the calendar activity panel, but there a much easier way! Click on any date in the activity panel, wait for the page to refresh and then in the address bar – change the end of the URL to any date.

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Google searches performed on the 8/21/2013

Above example: If you want to navigate to searches you’ve performed on the 8/21/2013, change the numbers at end of the URL to 8, 21 & 2013. It will look like this: month=8&day=21&yr=2013.

Overwhelmed by all this data? You can easily opt out.

 Turning off your Google search trends history may limit or disable features such as Google Now, smarter search results and predictions, and recent searches on mobile devices.

With that in mind, if you still want to opt out it can be easily done. Head over to the Gear Icon in the top right corner, hit Settings and then click on Turn Off. You can also delete all past Google search activity if you wish.

Additional resources and screenshots:

Worldwide Google search statistics
Your Personal Google search usage statistics
Google Stars (the upcoming Google bookmarks feature)
Original Google+ Post

This is part of the 21 Google tips & tricks Series. Check out the other posts!

Next Google Tip – Search Faster With Google Chrome!

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Daniel Futerman // Creative in Motion. I work from my home office, set my own hours and do business with amazing clients worldwide. Love my job. I strive to help creatives like yourself reach the next milestone of their freelance career.

Comments 10
  • Janice Reed
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    Janice Reed Janice Reed

    Reply Author

    This is superb Daniel. Seems like I’m most ‘active’ on Thursdays 😉 Wow.. Google knows a lot about me don’t they…?


    • Daniel Futerman
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      Daniel Futerman Daniel Futerman

      Reply Author

      Thanks Janice appreciate it! But if you think this is a lot wait till you see the next tips… 😉


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