Google Zeitgeist
Search patterns, trends, and surprises according to Google


For both breaking news and obscure information alike, people around the world search Google. This flurry of searches often exposes interesting trends, patterns, and surprises.

The Google Zeitgeist page is regularly updated to reflect tidbits of information related to the search behavior of Google users.

Zeitgeist This Week

Top 10 Gaining Queries
Week Ending Mar. 28, 2005
     1. psp
     2. sandra bullock
     3. johnnie cochran
     4. sin city
     5. daylight savings time
     6. easter bunny
     7. tsunami
     8. kelly clarkson
     9. angelina jolie
   10. earthquake
Top 10 Declining Queries
Week Ending Mar. 28, 2005
     1. st patricks day
     2. lil kim
     3. scott peterson
     4. hogzilla
     5. march madness
     6. spring break
     7. jeff weise
     8. robert blake
     9. the ring 2
   10. clovers
    Zeitgeist home

Zeitgeist Around the World

Yearly archives

   • 2005
   • 2004
   • 2003
   • 2002
   • 2001

Google Blog
Get the latest word direct from the Googleplex.

Zeitgeist Explained

zeit·geist | Pronunciation: 'tsIt-"gIst, 'zIt | Function: noun | Etymology: German, from Zeit (time) + Geist (spirit) | Date: 1884 | Meaning: the general intellectual, moral, and cultural climate of an era

By permission from Merriam-Webster's Collegiate® Dictionary.

Zeitgeist This Month
Popular Female Celebrities
February 2005

     1. madonna

     2. paris hilton

     3. britney spears

     4. carmen electra

     5. pamela anderson

Popular Male Celebrities
February 2005

     1. eminem

     2. michael jackson

     3. michael jordan

     4. johnny depp

     5. nelly

Top Music Queries
February 2005

     1. lyrics

     2. usher

     3. beyonce

     4. ashlee simpson

     5. music

Top TV and Movie Queries
February 2005

     1. napoleon dynamite

     2. family guy

     3. american idol

     4. simpsons

     5. south park

Spring Fever?
February 2005

     1. prom dresses

     2. bikini

     3. basketball

     4. beach

     5. weather

Google News Queries
Popular February Holidays
February 2005

     1. chinese new year

     2. groundhog day

     3. oscars

     4. valentine's day

     5. mardi gras

Popular Countries in Asia
February 2005

     1. china

     2. india

     3. nepal

     4. japan

     5. vietnam

Popular Countries in Latin America - February 2005

     1. cuba

     2. mexico

     3. venezuela

     4. argentina

     5. chile

Google Image Search Queries
Popular Valentines Queries
February 2005

     1. love

     2. heart

     3. roses

     4. cupid

     5. broken heart

For the latest news updates from Google, visit the Google Blog.

Feeling shoppy? The Google Store is always open.

Return to Google homepage.
©2005 Google
Return to Press Center
Updated: March 31, 2005

More about the Google Zeitgeist

Pulling together interesting search trends and patterns requires Google’s human and computing power together. Search statistics are automatically generated based on the millions of searches conducted on Google over a given period of time - weekly, monthly, and annually. With some help from humans, and a pigeon or two when they have time, these statistics and trends make their way from the depths of Google's hard drives to become the Google Zeitgeist report.

We should note that in compiling the Zeitgeist, no individual searcher's information is available or accessible to us. What you see here is a cumulative snapshot of interesting queries people are asking – some over time, some within country domains, and some on – that perhaps reveal a bit of the human condition. We appreciate the contribution all Google users make to these fascinating bits of information.

This information is free for your use, with the appropriate attribution to Google Inc. We welcome your feedback, suggestions, and questions. Please contact +1.650.930.3555 or send email to