Google Zeitgeist 2013 :Mobile gaming , e-commerce sites surge in popularity

Google Zeitgeist 2013Mumbai:Google India today announced its annual Year End Zeitgeist, a look at 2013 through the collective eyes of the world on the web. Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year’s major events and hottest trends, based on Google searches conducted in India. In our annual Year-End Zeitgeist, we reflect on the people, places, and moments that captured the world’s attention throughout the year.

This year, searches for Bollywood hits and the Indian Premier League topped the trending charts, showing that Indians’ first love, as ever, is for stars, movies, and songs.

Bollywood comedy Chennai Express topped the Zeitgeist chart this year, as the movie gained wide popularity nationwide. This year, searches for the Indian Premier League broke records for the amount of online searches for latest scores and results. Also topping the top trending searches were blockbusters Aashiqui 2, Krrish 3, and Ram Leela. These results diverged from last year’s Zeitgeist, that reflected an emphasis on utilitarian searches related to seeking information for personal needs such as shopping and booking tickets.

Local entertainment was also popularly searched on mobile this year. Top 3 searches on mobile were Restaurants, Bars and Movies followed by Coffee, Cricket score and fast food.

This year saw a remarkable uptick of searches for e-commerce sites, with Flipkart and Olx.com topping the chart for most searched online shopping sites. Gaming emerged as a popular category for the first time, as a critical mass of people searched for games online.

Rajan Anandan, VP and Managing Director, Sales and Operations, Google India, said, “From a search trends perspective, 2013 was clearly the year of entertainment. Shah Rukh’s Lungi Dance from Chennai Express, the Bollywood romantic drama Aashiqui 2, national heart-throbs Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, Telugu actor Kajal and her counterpart, the young rebel star Prabhas and singer Honey Singh ruled 2013 and drove millions of Indians to the web. Online shopping, banking, and e-commerce also continued their upward trend—a clear testimony to Indians embracing online transactions.”

Zeitgeist also reflected the year’s top news moments that captured India’s attention. The announcement of Narendra Modi as the BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate was among the top searched online news in India this year, along with Karnataka’s elections results, in addition to the success of Indian athletes like Rahul Dravid and Saina Nehwal. [stextbox id=”alert”]

 

 

Top Trending searches

  1. Chennai express
  2. IPL 2013
  3. Aashiqui 2
  4. UIDAI
  5. GATE 2014
  6. Krrish 3
  7. Bigg boss 7
  8. Paul walker
  9. Jiah khan
  10. Ram Leela
India’s Top personalities (all categories)

  1. Sunny Leone
  2. Salman Khan
  3. Katrina Kaif
  4. Deepika Padukone
  5. Shahrukh Khan
  6. Honey Singh
  7. Kajal Agarwal
  8. Kareena Kapoor
  9. Sachin Tendulkar
  10. Poonam Pandey

 

India’s top searched shopping websites:

  1. Flipkart
  2. Olx.com
  3. Snapdeal
  4. Myntra.com
  5. Ebay
  6. Amazon
  7. Yepme.com
  8. Yebhi.com
  9. Naaptol
  10. Fashionandyou

 

India’s Top Searched Bollywood Actors Male – 2013

  1. Salman Khan
  2. Shahrukh Khan
  3. Ranbir Kapoor
  4. Akshay Kumar
  5. Hrithik Roshan
  6. Shahid Kapoor
  7. Amitabh Bachchan
  8. Sanjay Dutt
  9. Ajay Devgan
  10. Varun Dhawan
India’s Top Searched Bollywood Actors Female – 2013

  1. Katrina Kaif
  2. Deepika Padukone
  3. Kareena Kapoor
  4. Priyanka Chopra
  5. Aishwarya Rai
  6. Anushka Sharma
  7. Shraddha Kapoor
  8. Madhuri Dixit
  9. Sonakshi Sinha
  10. Vidya Balan
India’s Top Searched Sports persons – 2013

  1. Sachin Tendulkar
  2. Milkha Singh
  3. M S Dhoni
  4. Lionel Messi
  5. Roger Federer
  6. Sania Mirza
  7. Rahul Dravid
  8. Chris Gayle
  9. Ravindra Jadeja
  10. Saina Nehwal

 

Top Mobile Games

  1. Temple Run
  2. Stick Cricket
  3. Chota Bheem
  4. Dress up games
  5. Angry Birds
  6. Sudoku
  7. Spiderman
  8. Pool Games
  9. Chess
  10. Pacman

Top Searched News

  1. Narendra Modi (PM nomination)
  2. Blackberry phones
  3. Rahul Dravid
  4. Saina Nehwal
  5. Vijay Mallya
  6. Patna high court
  7. Karnataka Election results
  8. Aarushi Talwar
  9. Air India News
  10. Indian Economy 2013

Top Searched Travel Website

  1. Irctc
  2. redbus
  3. Makemytrip.com
  4. Yatra.com
  5. Cleartrip.com
  6. Goibibo.com
  7. APSRTC
  8. KSRTC
  9. SRTC
  10. Expedia
Top Searched Mobile Brands

  1. Samsung
  2. Nokia
  3. Micromax
  4. Sony
  5. Apple
  6. HTC
  7. Google Nexus
  8. Blackberry
  9. Karbonn
  10. Lava
Top Searched Politicians

  1. Narendra Modi
  2. Rahul Gandhi
  3. Sonia Gandhi
  4. Manmohan Singh
  5. Jayalalitha
  6. Arvind Kejriwal
  7. Akhilesh Yadav
  8. Nitish Kumar
  9. Digvijaya Singh
  10. Sushma Swaraj

Top Searched Universities

  1. IGNOU
  2. Annamalai University
  3. University of Rajasthan
  4. JNTU, Hyderabad
  5. Gujarat Technical University
  6. Delhi University
  7. Visvesvaraya TU, Karnataka
  8. M D University, Rohtak
  9. Mumbai University
  10. CCS university

 

Top Searched Travel  International Destinations

  1. Macau
  2. Maldives
  3. Mauritius
  4. Bali
  5. Boston
  6. Dubai
  7. Amsterdam
  8. Singapore
  9. Bangkok
  10. Philippines

Top Searched Airlines

 

  1. Indigo Airlines
  2. Air India
  3. SpiceJet
  4. Jet Airways
  5. Emirates
  6. Air Asia
  7. Go Air
  8. Tiger Airways
  9. Lufthansa
  10. United Airlines

Top Searched Online Games

  1. Satta Matka
  2. Ben10
  3. Doraemon
  4. Tom and Jerry
  5. Barbie game
  6. Stick Cricket
  7. Club Penguin
  8. Chota Bheem
  9. Rummy Circle
  10. Fantasy Premier league

 

Favourite Searches on Mobile

  1. Restaurants
  2. Bars
  3. Movies
  4. Coffee
  5. Cricket score
  6. Fast food
  7. Wallpaper
  8. News
  9. PNR status
  10. Weather

Top Searched Mobile App on Mobile

  1. Whatsapp
  2. UC browser
  3. Opera mini
  4. Google maps
  5. Skype
  6. Dictionary
  7. Wechat
  8. MX player
  9. Google earth
  10. Talking tom

 

 

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