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Google Trends Search Insights January 2024

In our continuing series of examining Google Search Trends to gain insights into the top keywords queried in the USA, we present our findings for January 2024. Every day, we capture the top three keyword phrases in terms of search volume as reported by Google Trends (US Only). Each term has an estimated query volume attached to it, which we also record. The number scale tops out at 10,000,000+ with a lower limit of 200,000+ (sometimes 100,000+). After the conclusion of the month, we look at the phrases we collected along with their volumes to get an understanding of what drove queries for the month. Kicking Off The Year Welcome to another edition of Google Trends report. We collect the top queried phrases of the day for January and we try to make sense of them all for you. Last month began with an earthquake in Japan and the public release of unsealed court records from the Jeffrey Epstein case. Movie awards seem to be back as the Golden Globes made our keyword collection along with the Oscar nomination announcements. The 2024 presidential election season started with a caucus, a primary, and a candidate dropping out. Lastly, the NFL playoffs were the big sports topic and we followed all the phrases as the league followed its path to the Super Bowl. The First Few Days On the first of the year, there was an earthquake in Japan. A few days later, what is known as the Epstein list was released to the public. Japan earthquake - 1/1/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Epstein list - 1/3/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries A 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck western Japan and was officially named the Noto Peninsula Earthquake. The aforementioned Epstein list was actually dozens of documents from a 2015 court case filed by Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre against his co-conspirator Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been convicted of child sex trafficking. The documents did have mentions of politicians and celebrities but have not led to any further legal action. MLK Day 2024 On the 15th, we observed Martin Luther King Day and people wanted to know more on the 14th. Martin Luther King - 1/14/2024 - 500,000+ queries As we queried Google to learn more, this holiday calls us to reflect, join hands in service, and celebrate Dr. King's lasting impact on the fight for civil rights. Awards and Coachella We saw a good list of keywords related to the Entertainment industry. First up, the Golden Globe Awards: Golden Globes 2024 - 1/6/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Golden Globe winners - 1/7/2024 - 500,000+ queries Jo Koy - 1/7/2024 - 500,000+ queries After a few years of low search interest, the award show’s search interest has increased: It’s not at pre-pandemic levels yet, but it has recovered from its 2022 nadir. The music festival Coachella released its lineup for this year’s festival. Coachella 2024 lineup - 1/16/2024 - 200,000+ queries The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival will be held over two weekends in April. The Academy Awards also had an announcement this month and people wanted to know who and what got nominated. Oscar nominations 2024 - 1/23/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Greta Gerwig - 1/23/2024 - 200,000+ queries From the inclusion of Greta Gerwig to our list, it was clear people were searching for who didn’t get nominated too. Lastly, the one miniseries that was on the mind of Google searchers was Griselda. Griselda - 1/24/2024 - 200,000+ queries Griselda Blanco - 1/25/2024 - 500,000+ queries The drama miniseries premiered on Netflix on the 25th which coincided with these two keyword phrase queries. Palworld The game known as “Pokémon with guns" had an early access release on the 19th. Palworld - 1/19/2024 - 200,000+ queries Although this game was announced back in 2021, the first time its name made our list was last month. Queries were probably driven by the need to understand how this game could be accessed. The Latest In Tech News Besides Apple and Google, Samsung gets attention via search when they drop a new phone. Samsung - 1/17/2024 - 200,000+ queries The Galaxy S24 launch spurred people to learn more via search. Beyond phones, how about a digital implant in your brain? Neuralink - 1/29/2024 - 100,000+ queries News broke on the 29th of a successful surgery that implanted a Neuralink device on a living person's brain. We’ll keep reviewing the search queries to see if there is more news on this topic. Presidential Race The first elections for the 2024 U.S. Presidential race kicked off in January. Here is the round up of phrases related to the subject. Iowa caucus results - 1/15/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Ron DeSantis - 1/21/2024 - 500,000+ queries New Hampshire Primary - 1/22/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries After the Iowa caucus, Ron DeSantis suspended his campaign. The first primary in the nation was held on the 23rd but the queries started to increase the day before. College Football Championship Alabama vs Michigan - 1/1/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Washington vs Texas - 1/1/2024 - 500,000+ queries Michigan vs Washington - 1/8/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries After the college football season was over, a renowned coach announced his retirement. Nick Saban retiring - 1/10/2024 - 500,000+ queries Nick Saban wasn’t the only football coach to make our list. Let’s talk through the NFL list and then get to all the coaching changes. NFL Playoffs As it happens every year, the NFL playoffs made a huge Splash in terms of Google's daily trends reports for the month of January 2024. Below is the list of the NFL-related keywords that had 500,000 queries or more: NFL playoff picture - 1/6/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Steelers - 1/6/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Packers - 1/7/2024 - 500,000+ queries Eagles - 1/8/2024 - 500,000+ queries Chiefs - 1/12/2024 - 5,000,000+ queries Chiefs vs Dolphins - 1/12/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Kansas City Chiefs - 1/12/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Packers vs Cowboys - 1/13/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries NFL playoff schedule - 1/13/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Cowboys - 1/14/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Rams vs Lions - 1/14/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Eagles - 1/15/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Bills vs Steelers - 1/15/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Jason Kelce retire - 1/16/2024 - 500,000+ queries 49ers - 1/20/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Lions - 1/20/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Ravens vs Texans - 1/20/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries Chiefs - 1/21/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Raven vs Chiefs - 1/27/2024 - 5,000,000+ queries Lions vs 49ers - 1/27/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Chiefs vs Ravens - 1/27/2024 - 1,000,000+ queries 49ers - 1/28/2024 - 2,000,000+ queries Super Bowl - 1/28/2024 - 500,000+ queries Travis Kelce - 1/28/2024 - 500,000+ queries Even though most of these phrases were about games that set up the final two teams who will play in the Super Bowl, the queries related to the championship game appear only once both Conference Championship games are completed. Keep that in mind if you are prepping a Big Game promotion or campaign. Coach Changes After the end of the regular season, they were a bunch of different NFL head coaching news. Here is the list of coaches’ names that made our January 2024 collection. Pete Carroll - 1/10/2024 - 500,000+ queries Bill Belichick - 1/11/2024 - 500,000+ queries Jerod Mayo - 1/11/2024 - 500,000+ queries Jim Harbaugh - 1/24/2024 - 500,000+ queries May all of these changes bring better performances next season. Oh Yeah, Other Sports Even though the NFL drove the most search interest, there were other sports that made our list. Real Madrid vs Barcelona - 1/13/2024 - 500,000+ queries Royal Rumble 2024 - 1/26/2024 - 500,000+ queries Doc Rivers - 1/23/2024 - 500,000+ queries The other football had one entry, professional wrestle had one of their annual tournaments, and another coach change - this time, Doc Rivers taking the Milwaukee Bucks job - were all notable queries from last month. Thanks for reading. 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5 Trends On The Social Team Watchlist 2024

Unveiling the Future: 5 Trends on Social Team Watchlist in 2024 Explore the 2024 forecast for social media trends spanning various platforms, industries, and digital creators, which is on our social team’s watchlist. Over the upcoming months, we anticipate the ascent of text-only platforms and the decline of prominent social media channels, opening doors for alternative platforms. As brands and consumers shift their focus from X (previously known as Twitter), platforms such as Threads, The Spill, or Bluesky are gaining momentum, attracting niche audiences. “Text-only platforms will make a comeback in the upcoming months because of platforms like Threads and X. I think users are excited to see new platforms like The Spill and Bluesky and what they can offer.” -Rashida Hull, Senior Engagement Strategist “I predict that X will shut down and Threads will step in to fill the void, introducing updates reminiscent of X and seamlessly taking over the platform.” - Destiny Velazquez, Engagement Strategist The emphasis on video content will persist in 2024 because it enhances engagement. Regardless of whether it's short-form or long-form videos, consumers remain immersed in the art of storytelling. As a result, Instagram and other platforms will maintain their focus on prioritizing video content. “Instagram is set to prioritize the appearance of Stories on the feed by implementing changes.” -Ainsley Robertson, Senior Engagement Strategist We're entering a creator economy that will offer cost-effective benefits and top-notch content. The creator economy is expected to grow even more in the upcoming year, so investing in creators who genuinely represent your brand and believe in the products is essential. “The Creator Economy isn’t going anywhere and will likely continue to grow. Utilizing content creators in social content will be table stakes and expected. Brands will be more critical than ever to be partners and not supervisors for creators, which helps build longevity. Creators and brands will prioritize long-term partnerships because of their cost-effective benefits and best-in-class content.” -Molly Miloscia, Director, Social Media The influence of dupe culture is on the rise and is expected to expand further in 2024. Nevertheless, the distinguishing factor between authentic brands and dupe companies lies in the presence of community managers. These individuals play a crucial role in fostering connections with the audience and humanizing the brand. The significance of community management and nurturing customer relationships will be essential in 2024. “Community Management and Customer Responses will now become an essential part of the content mix as brands look to take customer care out of the direct messages and into the spotlight; we’ll see more and more brands aim for virality in providing the ultimate customer service for their followers.” -Molly Miloscia, Director, Social Media Gen Z finds pleasure in viewing extended content on platforms like TikTok, Reels, and YouTube. They are particularly drawn to creators who utilize these platforms to delve into narratives such as true crime stories, overlooked history, or unconventional professions like morticians. Gen Z will push forward long-form content in niche subcultures. “I think with YouTube being such a popular platform with Gen Z, we’ll see longer-form content creators thriving in niche subcultures: law tube, true crime, beauty, etc. A couple of examples are Bailey Sarian (Murder, Mystery and Makeup), Emily Baker (Law Tube), and The Lawyer You Know (Law Tube also recently featured in Max’s documentary about Gweneth Paltrow—illustrating the voice these YouTubers have in mainstream media!” -Laura Bluett, Associate Director, Social Media Strategy

Google Trends Search Insights December 2023

In our continuing series of examining Google Search Trends to gain insights into the top keywords queried in the USA, we present our findings for December 2023. Every day, we capture the top three keyword phrases in terms of search volume as reported by Google Trends (US Only). Each term has an estimated query volume attached to it, which we also record. The number scale tops out at 10,000,000+ with a lower limit of 200,000+ (sometimes 100,000+). After the conclusion of the month, we look at the phrases we collected along with their volumes to get an understanding of what drove queries for the month. Bringing a Close to 2023 All good things must come to an end and so do our Google Trends posts for the year of 2023. We collected some interesting keywords from last month from most days. There was one day in December where Google’s Daily Trends interface seemed to stop working so we’ll examine what day it was and what happened. We gathered keywords that gave us insights into what people were watching on their screens. Of course, holidays were a big subject last month. The world of Gaming had a couple of topics that drove people to search and we had a good accumulation of sports-related keywords from all 4 major sports. Let’s get to it. What Happened on December 8? Typically, we see 20 phrases reported for each day in Google’s Daily Trends. On the 8th, we only saw one. Just one. Ryan O'Neal - 12/8/2023 - 200,000+ queries Actor Ryan O’Neal passed away on the 8th and his name was the only keyword reported by Google on that day. We only collect the top 3 phrases for any day so we only had to do a third of the work for the 8th. We have seen Google’s reporting interface glitch before. It’s worth noting that we were unable to get the full understanding of queries from the day last month. Festive Holidays From Last Month They say the holidays are what make December great. Let’s see what holidays were searched for last month. Winter solstice 2023 - 12/20/2023 - 500,000+ queries New Year's Day - 12/31/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries It’s interesting that the first day of Winter was a popular search keyword. We are not sure if the day is celebrated or if people wanted to know what exact day the season would start. When it came to tracking Santa, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) had updated its tracker for 2023. NORAD Santa Tracker - 12/23/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Looking back at the last 5 years, the update did not increase the query volume more than the tracker had in 2019. The volume was still high enough to make our report for December 2023. The Season’s Must-Sees We enjoy looking through the names of the shows and movies that people search for the most. Here’s the list of what people wanted to watch in December 2023. Dancing With the Stars - 12/5/2023 - 100,000+ queries Leave the World Behind - 12/9/2023 - 500,000+ queries Reacher Season 2 - 12/14/2023 - 200,000+ queries Leonard Bernstein - 12/20/2023 - 200,000+ queries Rebel Moon - 12/21/2023 - 200,000+ queries A Christmas story - 12/24/2023 - 200,000+ queries The Color Purple - 12/25/2023 - 200,000+ queries Dancing With The Stars Season 32 held its grand finale on the 5th. The film Leave The World Behind was released on Netflix and the second season of Reacher was released on Amazon Prime Video on the 15th. The film Maestro was released on Netflix on the 20th, which led people to search for Leonard Bernstein. On the 22nd, Netflix released Rebel Moon after a limited theatrical release. A Christmas Story film marathon was shown on TNT starting on Christmas Eve and the musical version of The Color Purple was released on December 25th. A Couple of Gaming Keywords When a big game trailer drops, you know people want to see more. GTA 6 trailer - 12/4/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Game Awards 2023 - 12/7/2023 - 200,000+ queries The sixth installment of the Grand Theft Auto game franchise is coming in 2025 and a trailer for the game was released last month. Also, the Game Awards were held in December 2023 and it’s the first time we have seen the awards show name make the Daily Top 3. Looking at the last 5 years, the award show drove more search volume in 2022, but in 2023 it made our prestigious report. Are You Feeling Lucky Again? The Powerball jackpot must have been big last month because we saw queries related to the drawing towards the end of December. Powerball numbers - 12/26/2023 - 200,000+ queries Powerball numbers - 12/30/2023 - 200,000+ queries Usually we start to see these queries when the jackpot has reached $1 billion. With a jackpot only in the hundred of millions of dollars, we think people were hoping to win some big money to pay back their holiday spending. MLB Hot Stove Major League Baseball made our list as players signed with new teams. Juan Soto - 12/6/2023 - 200,000+ queries Shohei Ohtani - 12/9/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Juan Soto joined the New York Yankees and Shoheo Ohtani signed with the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Ohtani contract was the size of the Powerball jackpot. NBA Player Names The names of a few NBA players made our list. Some for good reasons and some for not so good reasons. Draymond Green - 12/12/2023 - 500,000+ queries Giannis Antetokounmpo - 12/13/2023 - 200,000+ queries Ja Morant - 12/19/2023 - 200,000+ queries Draymond Green got suspended from the NBA after an altercation last month. Giannis Antetokounmpo scored a franchise-record 64 points on the 13th, and Ja Morant returned to play his first game after his suspension on the 19th. He even hit the game winning shot. Early and Late December College Football It was a tale of two halves. We saw some interest in games and rankings at the beginning of the month. Alabama vs Georgia - 12/1/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Oregon vs Washington - 12/1/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Florida State Football - 12/2/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries CFP Rankings - 12/2/2023 - 200,000+ queries Then, at the end of month, people wanted to know about the Bowl games. Georgia football - 12/29/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Ohio State football - 12/29/2023 - 500,000+ queries Penn State football - 12/29/2023 - 200,000+ queries We should see some College Football queries at the beginning of next month as the Championship game was held on January 8th. The Most Popular League As the regular season started to wind down, the queries for the NFL picked up. Here’s the rundown of keywords related to the National Football League. 49ers - 12/3/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Packers - 12/3/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Trevor Lawrence - 12/4/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Cowboys - 12/10/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Raiders - 12/14/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Detroit Lions - 12/16/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Bills - 12/23/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries 49ers - 12/25/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Chiefs - 12/25/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Browns - 12/28/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Cowboys - 12/30/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Chiefs - 12/31/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries As the month came to an end, the playoff picture was set. We can’t wait to see how the queries unfold in January. Thanks for reading. If you liked this article, we utilize search trends data for all of our clients and we invite you to learn more about our SEO services.

Google Trends Search Insights October 2023

In our continuing series of examining Google Search Trends to gain insights into the top keywords queried in the USA, we present our findings for September 2023. Every day, we capture the top three keyword phrases in terms of search volume as reported by Google Trends (US Only). Each term has an estimated query volume attached to it, which we also record. The number scale tops out at 10,000,000+ with a lower limit of 200,000+ (sometimes 100,000+). After the conclusion of the month, we look at the phrases we collected along with their volumes to get an understanding of what drove queries for the month. Looking Back at October 2023 As we gather our notes from the search trends data of the previous month, we are left with melancholy thoughts. Many of the top searched phrases were about tragedies including Matthew Perry’s death, the Hamas terrorist attack, and the mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine. On the flip side, there were some more light-hearted topics that were queried including the Powerball drawing, the Emergency Alert Test, and the Travis Kelce/Taylor Swift romance. We collected keywords related to holidays, politics, and sports to provide you with a pulse of what people are really interested in. Here’s our snapshot of the month in search queries. Matthew Perry As we have reported in previous recaps, the AMP team doesn’t normally report on celebrity deaths but this topic was the most searched of the month. When the headlines were published, people went to Google to learn more. Matthew Perry - 10/28/2023 - 10,000,000+ queries Matthew Perry cause of death - 10/28/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries The Days We Celebrated There were four holiday-related queries last month that made our collection. Columbus Day - 10/8/2023 - 500,000+ queries Friday the 13th - 10/12/2023 - 200,000+ queries Halloween - 10/30/2023 - 500,000+ queries Day of the Dead - 10/31/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries For Columbus Day, we believe many of the queries were related to retail sales and closures. Friday the 13th in October certainly drove more search interest than when it occurs in other months. Halloween and Day of the Dead were celebrated with Google Doodles but the latter drove queries when people clicked on the updated logo (hence a 10x increase in queries). Become a Billionaire Over the past few months, we have seen lottery queries spike - may it be Mega Millions or Powerball. Early in October, people had dreams of getting really rich really quick. Powerball - 10/3/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Powerball - 10/5/2023 - 500,000+ queries Powerball numbers - 10/7/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Most of those people did not win the large jackpot, unfortunately. Did Your Phone Make a Loud Noise Too? Reviewing the search terms in early November, we were reminded that there was a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). Emergency alert test - 10/3/2023 - 500,000+ queries The test happened on the 4th but you can see that people were preparing or seeking more information about it the day before. If you were on a video conferencing call (like we were), everyone’s phone made a noise at the same time. Horrific Events It’s never easy to report on the nightmare news that leads to search interest, but there were two keywords that made our list that deserve reflection. Israel - 10/7/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Maine shooting - 10/25/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries On the 7th, The terror group Hamas launched a surprise attack on over 20 communities in Israel. On the night of 25th, a gunman in Lewiston, ME killed 18 people and injured 13 more. What’s Happening in the House? In the US House of Representatives, there was a big shake up in the Speaker of the House position. In the beginning of the month, Kevin McCarthy was relieved of his job. Then, Jim Jordan was nominated but then withdrew his application. Finally, a new Speaker of the House was voted on and passed near the end of the month. Hopefully, they can move forward and avoid a government shutdown in November. Kevin McCarthy - 10/3/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Jim Jordan - 10/17/2023 - 500,000+ queries Speaker of the House - 10/24/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Big Tech Queries There are two queries that were related to two of the big tech companies in October 2023. Pixel 8 - 10/4/2023 - 100,000+ queries Amazon Prime Day - 10/9/2023 - 200,000+ queries The latest Google phone was announced on October 4th and the second of the Amazon Prime Days happened on October 10 and 11 although less popular in search volume than the previous “day” in July. Taylor Swift Google search interest in Taylor Swift's love life continued to be high last month. Here are the queries that were related to her relationship with Travis Kelce. Travis Kelce on Taylor Swift - 10/4/2023 - 100,000+ queries Taylor Swift - 10/26/2023 - 500,000+ queries Although the query volume was larger in September 2023 when news of this pairing broke, it was still notable last month. We will continue to monitor search queries as they relate to "Traylor". No Skittles In California? Wait a minute, what? Skittles banned California - 10/10/2023 - 200,000+ queries No, California is not Banning Skittles but there are ingredients/additives in other foods that Are being banned in California. Thankfully, you can still taste the rainbow in the Golden State. Sports are always a popular category for search queries. As we have reported in past reports, sometimes sports-related keywords make up the majority of our collection. In October there are plenty of sports events to drive search interest so we broke them up into sub categories. NBA Starts Again Jimmy Butler - 10/2/2023 - 200,000+ queries NBA - 10/24/2023 - 500,000+ queries Celtics - 10/25/2023 - 200,000+ queries Lakers - 10/26/2023 - 200,000+ queries James Harden - 10/31/2023 - 500,000+ queries The beginning of the 2023-2024 NBA season kicked off last month and historically popular teams made the list. A couple of players also made the list - one for a new look on media day (Jimmy Butler) and one for being traded (James Harden). MLB Playoffs Major League Baseball had a nice showing in October 2023 as people followed the details of the league’s playoffs. Dodgers - 10/7/2023 - 200,000+ queries Dodgers - 10/9/2023 - 200,000+ queries Phillies - 10/9/2023 - 500,000+ queries Astros - 10/10/2023 - 200,000+ queries Dodgers - 10/11/2023 - 500,000+ queries Braves - 10/11/2023 - 500,000+ queries Rangers - 10/18/2023 - 200,000+ queries Texas Rangers - 10/18/2023 - 200,000+ queries Diamondbacks - 10/19/2023 - 200,000+ queries World Series 2023 - 10/23/2023 - 200,000+ queries A pretty nice timeline that ends with a look towards the last matchup. F1 Racing The 2023 United States Grand Prix was held on the 22nd, but a free practice session was held on the 20th. F1 - 10/20/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries F1 has made our list a few times in the past few months so we boldly state that this type of car racing is gaining interest in the USA. Let’s look at the interest over the last 5 years: There is some seasonality to this search keyword as we enter the winter season, but we expect a jump in query volume in February/March 2024. It’s Not Just Colorado Football The hype about The Colorado Buffaloes appears to have died down and we’re back to wider array of school-related keywords. Oklahoma football - 10/6/2023 - 200,000+ queries Colorado football - 10/13/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Oregon football - 10/14/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Michigan football - 10/19/2023 - 200,000+ queries Penn State Football - 10/21/2023 - 500,000+ queries College teams will appear in our November and December reports - count it! NFL Teams The National Football League entered its second full month of the season and team-related queries took over the month. Check out the timeline from October 2023: Eagles - 10/1/2023 - 500,000+ queries Chiefs vs Jets - 10/1/2023 - 500,000+ queries Seahawks - 10/2/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Chicago Bears - 10/5/2023 - 500,000+ queries Cowboys - 10/8/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Buffalo Bills - 10/8/2023 - 500,000+ queries Chiefs - 10/12/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries 49ers - 10/15/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Buffalo Bills - 10/15/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Cowboys - 10/16/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Dallas Cowboys - 10/17/2023 - 500,000+ queries Saints - 10/19/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Eagles - 10/22/2023 - 500,000+ queries 49ers - 10/23/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Eagles - 10/23/2023 - 500,000+ queries Bills - 10/26/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries 49ers - 10/29/2023 - 500,000+ queries Eagles - 10/29/2023 - 500,000+ queries Detroit Lions - 10/30/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries NFL trade deadline - 10/30/2023 - 500,000+ queries If your team didn’t make the list, maybe there was hope to be found at the trade deadline. Or maybe not. Watch The Eclipse On Saturday the 14th, a solar eclipse was visible in parts of the United States, Mexico, and many South and Central American countries. Solar eclipse 2023 - 10/13/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries We feel that most people were searching to learn more about how to see this natural occurrence but maybe there was some interest in what kind of omen this particular solar eclipse was bringing as they searched on Friday the 13th. May it be an omen of better days ahead. Thanks for reading. If you liked this article, we utilize search trends data for all of our clients and we invite you to learn more about our SEO services.

Google Trends Search Insights November 2023

In our continuing series of examining Google Search Trends to gain insights into the top keywords queried in the USA, we present our findings for November 2023. Every day, we capture the top three keyword phrases in terms of search volume as reported by Google Trends (US Only). Each term has an estimated query volume attached to it, which we also record. The number scale tops out at 10,000,000+ with a lower limit of 200,000+ (sometimes 100,000+). After the conclusion of the month, we look at the phrases we collected along with their volumes to get an understanding of what drove queries for the month. Highlights from November 2023 November is always a big month for holidays so It's no surprise that phrases related to that topic were a big theme from the data we collected from last month. We saw movie trailers make our list along with the Country Music Awards and a new single from a band that broke up in 1970. It was also a tale of two Sams with an Elon added in for good measure as he had two mentions in our list. A considerable list of queries from the world of US politics took up space in last month’s data collection. From the world of sports, we saw queries related to F1 racing, College Football, the NBA, the NFL, and two professional wrestling events. Lastly, people searched a lot about their Spotify Wrapped and learned about their streaming habits and that was a nice way to end the month. Let's get into it. Observance, Parade, and Deals The keyword getting the most queries in the month of November 2023 was Veterans Day. Veterans Day 2023 - 11/9/2023 - 500,000+ queries Of course, the big holiday in the United States in November is Thanksgiving. Although there were no overt references to the holiday in our data capture, here's the holiday unfolded in Google Search this year: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 11/21/2023 - 200,000+ queries Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade - 11/22/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Dolly Parton - 11/23/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries People seemed very interested in the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, searching across two days. Dolly Parton put on a great halftime show performance and it appears people queried to learn how she is still doing what she is doing at her age. After Thanksgiving, Google searchers turned towards the topic of shopping. The next two big holidays, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, had people searching for the deals they could get as a part of their holiday shopping: Black Friday deals - 11/23/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Cyber Monday Deals - 11/26/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries In years past, we've seen retailer names make the list. In 2023, it seems that the search interest is focused on the deal and not the brands. Daylight Saving Time Ends Some day, we won’t have to adjust our clocks one hour one way or the other. Until that day, we are stuck trying to figure out when the time shifts. Daylight savings - 11/4/2023 - 500,000+ queries Yes, we were back to Standard Time in November. Hope you enjoyed an extra hour of sleep! Music and Trailers Last month we had a nice surprise as there were a few queries related to music. The first being the newest and reportedly last single from the Beatles: Now and Then Beatles - 11/2/2023 - 100,000+ queries The Country Music Awards drove search interest and specifically about the artist known as Jelly Roll who performed on the show: CMA Awards 2023 - 11/7/2023 - 500,000+ queries Jelly Roll - 11/8/2023 - 200,000+ queries He also won several awards on the show. He dropped one and it shattered. Yikes. A couple of movie trailers were released and people were so curious about them that they used Google to find more information about the upcoming films: Inside Out 2 - 11/9/2023 - 200,000+ queries Madame Web - 11/15/2023 - 200,000+ queries Both of these films are set to be released in 2024. Political Twists and Turns Politics continues to be a topic that is driving search interest. First up, the Republican Presidential Candidate debate: Republican debate - 11/7/2023 - 500,000+ queries Vivek Ramaswamy - 11/8/2023 - 200,000+ queries Beyond the debates, there were a few members from the legislative branch of the US government that made our collection from last month: Rashida Tlaib - 11/8/2023 - 200,000+ queries On the 9th, The House voted to censure Rashida Tlaib over her criticism of Israel. Next, the Senator of Oklahoma Markwayne Mullin challenged Sean O'Brien, the president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters to a fight. Markwayne Mullin - 11/14/2023 - 200,000+ queries Thank goodness Bernie Sanders was there to stop all the “Stand your butt up” nonsense. Finally, New York representative George Santos was expelled from Congress on November 30th. George Santos - 11/30/2023 - 500,000+ queries In much sadder news, Jimmy Carter's wife Rosalynn passed away on November 19th. On the 28th, he attended a memorial service for his wife on the 28th Jimmy Carter - 11/19/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Jimmy Carter - 11/28/2023 - 500,000+ queries The final query from our keyword category of Politics was Harry Kissinger. The former Secretary of State died on the 29th: Henry Kissinger - 11/29/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries 2 Sams and an Elon It was a month of Sams in November of 2023. First up, the founder of the FTX cryptocurrency exchange. Sam Bankman-Fried - 11/2/2023 - 200,000+ queries This Sam was convicted of fraud and related crimes on the 2nd. The other Sam was the CEO of OpenAI and then he was again. Sam Altman - 11/17/2023 - 500,000+ queries Sam Altman - 11/20/2023 - 200,000+ queries Sam Altman was dismissed from his position by the board of directors on the 17th. On the 20th, he was reinstated as CEO. It wasn’t just Sams in November. We had an Elon as well. SpaceX - 11/17/2023 - 200,000+ queries Cybertruck - 11/29/2023 - 500,000+ queries The second SpaceX rocket test happened last month and it ended in an explosion. On the 30th, Tesla began its first deliveries of their Cybertruck after many delays. Some Racing Keywords May it have been racing on foot or in cars, we saw race keywords make our list. NYC Marathon - 11/4/2023 - 200,000+ queries F1 Las Vegas - 11/16/2023 - 200,000+ queries We are seeing F1 continue to gain popularity after writing about it in our October 2023 report. College Football Football season is in full force - Take a look at the phrases related to the College game. Michigan football - 11/10/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Penn State Football - 11/11/2023 - 500,000+ queries Jordan Travis - 11/18/2023 - 500,000+ queries Michigan vs Ohio State - 11/24/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries College Football - 11/24/2023 - 500,000+ queries Oregon Football - 11/24/2023 - 200,000+ queries Alabama - 11/25/2023 - 200,000+ queries From this list, it appears that perennial favorites have returned to the top of search queries. National Football League The most popular league in America continues to show off. Look at this list from last month: Kansas City Chiefs - 11/5/2023 - 500,000+ queries Cowboys vs Eagles - 11/5/2023 - 500,000+ queries Josh Dobbs - 11/5/2023 - 200,000+ queries Jets - 11/6/2023 - 500,000+ queries Chicago Bears - 11/9/2023 - 500,000+ queries 49ers - 11/12/2023 - 500,000+ queries Patriots - 11/12/2023 - 200,000+ queries Lions - 11/12/2023 - 200,000+ queries Bills - 11/13/2023 - 500,000+ queries Buffalo Bills - 11/13/2023 - 500,000+ queries Deshaun Watson - 11/15/2023 - 200,000+ queries Joe Burrow - 11/16/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Eagles vs Chiefs - 11/19/2023 - 500,000+ queries Chiefs vs Eagles - 11/19/2023 - 200,000+ queries Eagles - 11/20/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Travis Kelce - 11/21/2023 - 200,000+ queries NFL - 11/22/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries NFL - 11/23/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Ravens - 11/26/2023 - 200,000+ queries Patriots - 11/26/2023 - 200,000+ queries The Eagles and the Chiefs appeared to be the most interesting game from November 2023 as it was a rematch of Super Bowl LVII. This time around, the Eagles were victorious - 21 to 17. NBA The second most popular sports league had an ok month. Let’s look at their list: Lakers - 11/1/2023 - 200,000+ queries Warriors - 11/2/2023 - 100,000+ queries Lakers - 11/13/2023 - 200,000+ queries Draymond Green - 11/14/2023 - 500,000+ queries Lakers - 11/15/2023 - 200,000+ queries Mark Cuban - 11/28/2023 - 200,000+ queries The Lakers were the most searched team for the month. Draymond Green caused some trouble on the court and Mark Cuban is selling his majority stake in the Mavericks. Professional Wrestling If the AMP Agency team didn’t collect this data, we would not have known about the two Pro Wrestling events that happened in November. Crown Jewel 2023 - 11/3/2023 - 200,000+ queries Survivor Series 2023 - 11/25/2023 - 200,000+ queries Both of these Pay-Per-View Events were put on by WWE. The Gift From Spotify Spotify Wrapped was back again this year and made our collection twice. Spotify Wrapped 2023 - 11/27/2023 - 500,000+ queries Spotify Wrapped 2023 - 11/29/2023 - 500,000+ queries The release date was announced on the 27th and then people needed to learn more about it via search on the release date. Let’s look at how popular this topic has become over the last 5 years: According to Google Trends, Spotify Wrapped was queried more than this year. It still seemed very popular in 2023 as it was shared across social and other media. We hope your most streamed artist recorded a video thank you for you! Thanks for reading. If you liked this article, we utilize search trends data for all of our clients and we invite you to learn more about our SEO services.

Google Trends Search Insights September 2023

In our continuing series of examining Google Search Trends to gain insights into the top keywords queried in the USA, we present our findings for September 2023. Every day, we capture the top three keyword phrases in terms of search volume as reported by Google Trends (US Only). Each term has an estimated query volume attached to it, which we also record. The number scale tops out at 10,000,000+ with a lower limit of 200,000+ (sometimes 100,000+). After the conclusion of the month, we look at the phrases we collected along with their volumes to get an understanding of what drove queries for the month. No Pumpkin Spice Here We joke about the obsession with Pumpkin Spice and how more and more products get rolled out each Fall for us to consume. We didn’t see that trend appear in our collection of search queries, but we did see other Fall trends - namely Football. Yes, College and Professional football are back in season and so are the keywords associated with each sport. We have a good list of phrases to share. Google celebrated its own birthday and Taylor Swift partnered with Google and took over everything, we think. There was a lot of interest in political figures and Apple released a new iPhone. Lastly, our need for information about severe weather was plain and visible in our research and we’ll examine the timeline of a couple of tropical systems. Google Celebrating Google As we stated in the August 2023 report, there has been a bit of a dry spell when it comes to keyword queries topping the 10 million query mark in a 24 hour period. Well, Google’s birthday brought an end to the drought. Its Google's 25th birthday - 9/26/2023 - 10,000,000+ queries This phrase was attached to a click on Google’s updated logo that was animated, showcasing all of the previous logos and ending on a modified one where the number 25 was used. Congrats, Google. Let’s see where the next 25 years bring. Taylor’s World Let’s just say it’s been quite a month for Taylor Swift and search interest. First, she partnered with Google to provide an interactive way to figure out the previously unreleased songs to be added to her re-released album “1989 (Taylor’s Version).” Google produced 89 puzzles that people could solve to learn the names of the new songs. You can see some interesting queries make the Daily Trends list. Taylor Swift vault - 9/18/2023 - 500,000+ queries Taylor Swift - 9/19/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Love - 9/19/2023 - 200,000+ queries New York City - 9/19/2023 - 100,000+ queries According to some sources, there was a glitch that occurred and prevented people from progressing with solving all the puzzles. The issue was reportedly fixed by Google and 33 million complete puzzle sets were solved by Wednesday September 20th. Moving on, there was news that Taylor was dating an NFL player. Did you hear about that? Well, the first rumor hit on the 16th and then interest really peaked on Sunday the 24th when she attended a Kansas City Chiefs game. Taylor Swift - 9/16/2023 - 500,000+ queries Travis Kelce - 9/24/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries Travis Kelce is not a stranger to these monthly search trends reports (he was the top searched phrase on September 5th) but he is in a different stratosphere for sure. Other Phrases From The Entertainment Industry There were other phrases that made the list related to the Entertainment Industry outside of Taylor Swift keywords. It’s an odd assortment. First off, Jimmy Buffet passed away on the 1st but the search interest was recorded on the 2nd. Jimmy Buffett - 9/2/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries Country music singer Zach Bryan announced the end of his boycott of Ticketmaster with dates for his The Quitin Time Tour. The next day he was arrested in Oklahoma. Zach Bryan - 9/6/2023 - 500,000+ queries Zach Bryan - 9/7/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries In other legal news, Danny Masterson, the actor who starred in the TV sitcom, That ‘70s Show was sentenced to 30 years to life in prison on the 7th. Keywords related to the show and his co-stars made the list. That '70s Show - 9/7/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis - 9/11/2023 - 100,000+ queries :Lastly, MTV’s VMAs were held on the 12th, leading people to search for the highlights and news and the only film that made our collection of the daily top 3 was a Hulu exclusive. VMAs 2023 - 9/12/2023 - 500,000+ queries No One Will Save You - 9/22/2023 - 100,000+ queries September Holidays Last month had a couple of holidays that were queried heavily. Labor Day - 9/3/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries Mexican Independence Day - 9/14/2023 - 200,000+ queries The Labor Day numbers were helped by a Google Doodle. Interest in Mexican Independence Day peaked on the 14th. Regarding Government Officials It was a busy month for people related to the federal government for different reasons. Mitt Romney announced he was not going to run again for US Senate on the same day that US Congresswoman Lauren Boebert was asked to leave a musical performance in Denver. Mitt Romney - 9/13/2023 - 200,000+ queries Boebert - 9/13/2023 - 100,000+ queries Later in the week, a CCTV video of the incident in the theater was released and search interest in the US Representative peaked higher. Boebert - 9/15/2023 - 500,000+ queries The Senator from New Jersey, Bob Menendez, was charged with bribery charges on the 22nd. Bob Menendez - 9/22/2023 - 500,000+ queries The last week of the month was filled with other phrases related to politics. Government shutdown 2023 - 9/25/2023 - 200,000+ queries Cassidy Hutchinson - 9/26/2023 - 100,000+ queries Republican Debate - 9/27/2023 - 200,000+ queries Dianne Feinstein - 9/29/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries People seeking information of this year’s potential government shutdown made the daily top 3 on the 25th. American former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson released a book entitled Enough about her time during the Trump administration. The second Republican Presidential Candidate debate was held on the 27th and the senior Senator from California passed away on the 29th. Maybe They Are Fighting For Clicks Colorado Buffaloes football has been quite the phenomenon this season and the timeline of keywords proves it. Colorado football - 9/1/2023 - 500,000+ queries Deion Sanders - 9/2/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Colorado vs Nebraska - 9/9/2023 - 200,000+ queries Colorado football - 9/15/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries Colorado football - 9/15/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Deion Sanders - 9/17/2023 - 500,000+ queries Colorado vs Oregon - 9/22/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Colorado vs USC - 9/30/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries The AMP Agency team will keep an eye on this topic to see if the team’s popularity continues for the rest of the season. They certainly didn’t do well against Oregon. There are college football programs besides Colorado’s and here are the rest of the phrases that made the list. Georgia football - 9/1/2023 - 200,000+ queries LSU football - 9/2/2023 - 500,000+ queries Clemson football - 9/4/2023 - 500,000+ queries Michigan State football - 9/9/2023 - 500,000+ queries Ohio State vs Notre Dame - 9/23/2023 - 500,000+ queries It’s always interesting to get a measure of the team’s fan base by seeing the search volume in Google Trends. NFL The National Football League started up their season and here’s the timeline for the month including Travis Kelce, who had a bone bruise injury on the 5th. Travis Kelce - 9/5/2023 - 500,000+ queries NFL - 9/7/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries NFL - 9/10/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Aaron Rodgers - 9/10/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Cowboys - 9/10/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Aaron Rodgers - 9/11/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries Eagles - 9/14/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Cowboys - 9/17/2023 - 500,000+ queries Chiefs - 9/17/2023 - 500,000+ queries Nick Chubb Injury - 9/18/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Steelers - 9/18/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries 49ers - 9/21/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Miami Dolphins - 9/24/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Raiders - 9/24/2023 - 500,000+ queries Bengals - 9/25/2023 - 500,000+ queries Packers - 9/28/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Injuries to Nick Chubb and Aaron Rodgers were also search worthy. Segueing to the other type of football and also player injury, there was only one instance of Inter Miami that made the daily top 3 in September 2023. Inter Miami - 9/3/2023 - 500,000+ queries Lionel Messi suffered an injury and did not play another game last month; therefore, the interest has dwindled. Here’s The New iPhone (Same as the old iPhone) As typical, Apple announced their new iPhone in September. This year, it was the 15th. iPhone 15 - 9/12/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Looking at last year’s announcement, the query volume was higher. iPhone 14 - 9/7/2022 - 5,000,000+ queries Should we infer anything from the drop in search interest? Maybe. The anecdotal reaction is that the new model isn’t much different from the previous model. Weather It’s Hurricane Season and we saw search queries tracking Lee and then a tropical storm that made landfall on the 21st. Hurricane Lee - 9/5/2023 - 200,000+ queries Hurricane Lee path - 9/6/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Hurricane Lee path - 9/6/2023 - 200,000+ queries Tropical Storm - 9/21/2023 - 200,000+ queries As we wrap up the report, we continue to look up and gaze at the Harvest Moon. Full moon September 2023 - 9/26/2023 - 200,000+ queries Thanks for reading. If you liked this article, we utilize search trends data for all of our clients and we invite you to learn more about our SEO services.

Google Trends Search Insights August 2023

In our continuing series of examining Google Search Trends to gain insights into the top keywords queried in the USA, we present our findings for August 2023. Every day, we capture the top three keyword phrases in terms of search volume as reported by Google Trends (US Only). Each term has an estimated query volume attached to it, which we also record. The number scale tops out at 10,000,000+ with a lower limit of 200,000+ (sometimes 100,000+). After the conclusion of the month, we look at the phrases we collected along with their volumes to get an understanding of what drove queries for the month. The Curiosities of August 2023 In August 2023, the most searched topics were varied. Some we could have predicted like the return of college and professional football, but others we could not including many natural and weather-related occurrences. Taylor Swift made our collection twice during the month along with other entertainment topics. The world of gaming had a month as three keywords related to that industry made our list. The former president’s legal troubles continued and sparked search interest in his latest indictments. Every Inter Miami game seems to be tracked by Google’s search audience and we’ll dive into the timeline of those queries. Lastly, once in a blue moon we see searchers wanting to know more about our planet’s natural satellite and we’ll examine that topic to wrap up the month. Let’s get into it! The Most Queried Keywords There were three keywords that drove over five million queries in a day. The first phrase was connected to the fire on the island of Maui. The second phrase captured the interest of the Finals game of the Women's World Cup where Spain was victorious and the third was related to the Indian Space Research Organisation’s Chandrayaan-3 lander touching down on the moon Maui Fire - 8/9/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries Women's World Cup - 8/19/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries ISRO - 8/22/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries It’s been a while since we have recorded a phrase that has driven over 10 million queries in a 24 hour period. We’ll see if this trend continues for the remainder of the year. Things That Entertain Taylor Swift’s Eras tour has been a major success and with new dates released and the USA leg of the tour wrapping up, her name as a keyword made our list. Taylor Swift - 8/3/2023 - 200,000+ queries Taylor Swift - 8/10/2023 - 200,000+ queries We will see if she continues to drive queries as she takes the stage again in November for three nights. Here’s a rundown of the most searched shows and movies last month: Only Murders in the Building - 8/8/2023 - 100,000+ queries Heart of Stone - 8/10/2023 - 200,000+ queries Ahsoka - 8/22/2023 - 200,000+ queries One Piece live-action - 8/31/2023 - 200,000+ queries Only Murders in the Building kicked off its third season on Hulu and the show Ahsoka from the Star Wars universe premiered on Disney+ on the 22nd. The Gal Gadot film Heart of Stone was released on Netflix along with the show One Piece, which is a remake of an animated TV series based on a Japanese manga series. Big Month For Gaming We usually see maybe one query related to gaming in a month. In August 2023, we saw three. Two were related to game titles and the other phrase was the name of a famous gamer. Baldur's Gate 3 - 8/3/2023 - 200,000+ queries Kai Cenat - 8/4/2023 - 500,000+ queries Starfield - 8/30/2023 - 500,000+ queries Baldur’s Gate 3 was released on the 3rd and the preload for Starfield preload began on August 30th for XBox on Steam. Kai Cenat, an American Twitch streamer, held a giveaway in Union Square, Manhattan on the 4th and it devolved into a riot. He was arrested on a few charges including inciting a riot. Yep, Still Didn’t Win As we had in July 2023, we had more lottery fever in August. Mega Millions Drawing - 8/4/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Mega Millions drawing tonight - 8/8/2023 - 200,000+ queries The Mega Millions drawing on the 8th had a jackpot winner, which was estimated to be around $1.55 billion. Terms of a Political Nature With two indictments and the release of a mug shot, Donald Trump’s last name made our list three times in August 2023. Trump - 8/1/2023 - 500,000+ queries Trump - 8/14/2023 - 500,000+ queries Trump - 8/24/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries With 2 million queries, it appears that people really wanted to see his mug shot. There were other political topics that were queried last month. Here’s the list of the rest of them. Ohio Issue 1 - 8/7/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Republican debate - 8/23/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Prigozhin - 8/23/2023 - 500,000+ queries Mitch McConnell - 8/30/2023 - 500,000+ queries On the 7th, voters in Ohio struck down Issue 1, which is a measure to immensely raise the signature and approval thresholds for citizen initiatives to amend the state constitution. The first debate of the Republican candidates for president in the upcoming election was held on the 23rd. Also, Yevgeny Prigozhin was reported to be killed in an airplane crash after leading a short-lived rebellion against the Russian military in June. On the 30th, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell had another episode where he froze up as he did on July 26th. We Have Both Kinds of Football Know this: If Lionel Messi plays for your team, people will search. Inter Miami - 8/2/2023 - 500,000+ queries Inter Miami - 8/6/2023 - 500,000+ queries Inter Miami - 8/11/2023 - 200,000+ queries Inter Miami - 8/15/2023 - 500,000+ queries Inter Miami - 8/23/2023 - 500,000+ queries The Miami International Football Club had 8 matches in the month of August. The dates of 5 of them drove people to search for more information about them and the team. We think this pattern will continue throughout the MLS season. You know that summer is almost over when the NFL queries start up again. Here’s the breakdown from the preseason: NFL - 8/3/2023 - 200,000+ queries Patriots - 8/10/2023 - 200,000+ queries Dallas Cowboys - 8/12/2023 - 200,000+ queries Eagles - 8/12/2023 - 200,000+ queries Chiefs - 8/13/2023 - 200,000+ queries Eagles - 8/17/2023 - 100,000+ queries Washington Commanders - 8/21/2023 - 200,000+ queries Steelers - 8/24/2023 - 100,000+ queries Trey Lance - 8/25/2023 - 500,000+ queries Did your team make the list? If so, it has a loyal and search empowered fan base. For Trey Lance fans, he was traded on the 25th from the 49ers to the Cowboys. College football started its season at the end of the month and Google was there for it. We collected these two phrases in our list. College football - 8/31/2023 - 200,000+ queries Nebraska football - 8/31/2023 - 200,000+ queries As we have seen in the last 4 years, gridiron football will be the most popular sports topic until the Superbowl (February 2024). Stay tuned for a large number of team-related keywords. Natural Occurances Beyond the wildfires in Maui, there were hurricanes, an earthquake, and celestial visions to be searched. Here is a rundown of all them. The Perseids were on display between the 11th and 13th and people wanted to know how they could see them. Meteor shower - 8/11/2023 - 200,000+ queries Meteor shower - 8/13/2023 - 200,000+ queries Hurricane Hilary impacted the US west coast last month. See the timeline of interest from the 16th through the 20th. Hurricane Hilary - 8/16/2023 - 500,000+ queries Hurricane Hilary - 8/17/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Hurricane California - 8/17/2023 - 500,000+ queries Hurricane Hilary tracker Live - 8/18/2023 - 200,000+ queries Tropical Storm Hilary - 8/19/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Hurricane Hilary Tracker - 8/20/2023 - 200,000+ queries As the storm made landfall, there was an earthquake that occurred at the same time. What a coincidence. Earthquake - 8/20/2023 - 500,000+ queries On the US East Coast, Hurricane Idalia was the storm that drove people to search. Hurricane Idalia - 8/27/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Hurricane Idalia path - 8/27/2023 - 500,000+ queries Florida Hurricane - 8/28/2023 - 500,000+ queries Lastly, with the second full moon of the month, people queried for three straight days to learn more about the “blue moon”. Blue moon - 8/28/2023 - 200,000+ queries Super Blue Moon - 8/29/2023 - 200,000+ queries Blue Moon 2023 - 8/30/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries With all that is happening in the world, it’s nice to think we still have time to look up and take in the view.‘ Thanks for reading. If you liked this article, we utilize search trends data for all of our clients and we invite you to learn more about our SEO services.

The Power of WordPress Multisite

This post is part of our ongoing blog series highlighting our CMS practice at AMPXD; learn more about how we select CMS solutions through our other stories. As a large worldwide enterprise software organization with multiple product teams, marketing teams, customer communities, and outreach programs; VMware knows the daily challenges of managing a robust blog ecosystem and its content.. With over 40 different corporate blogs, VMware tasked our CMS experts at AMPXD with creating and managing a centralized authoring environment. Before our engagement the VMware teams had disparate blog instances in multiple platforms which made both content and user administration difficult to coordinate and manage. The organic growth of the various blog platforms also created the situation where they lacked brand consistency with various blogs’ look-and-feel resembling different brands. This lack of cohesion resulted in end users browsing between properties having jarring experiences as brand assets and user interface elements were unique to each blog. The AMPXD team in coordination with VMware stakeholders audited their internal workflows and business needs and identified WordPress Multisite as the ideal platform to enable blog authoring for the entire organization. The extensibility and control features of creating a WordPress Multisite network allowed for consistent user interfaces via brand controlled themes, a centralized user repository integrated with SSO, and one true dashboard to manage content and sites across the organization. AMPXD completed the migration of the existing VMware corporate blogs to the WordPress platform and, as part of the work, unified all of the disparate user interface elements of the blogs into one true corporate blog theme. The VMware blog network now has consistent styling elements whether you are browsing content from VMware Latin America or reading about the latest tips for utilizing vSphere The flexibility of the WordPress platform and the ability to create multisite blog networks has enabled VMware to create a robust blog ecosystem with over 40 blogs specialized to VMware products and disciplines. Utilizing content syndication mechanisms, VMware now has one blog space that is an aggregate of all corporate content across the blog network, giving customers one portal to discover and consume corporate content from across the whole ecosystem. By centering on the authoring workflow and optimizing the WordPress platform, the VMware team’s ability to easily manage authors, themes, system integrations and plugins has allowed the enterprise to focus on creating rich content and communities. Over the course of our ongoing series of posts around technology, we will share stories of uniquely different CMS solutions in practical implementations. If you have an upcoming CMS project or need to discuss content management strategies, the team at AMPXD would love to assist you with your needs. Reach out to us via our Contact Us form. You can also read about our entire suite of Experience Design and Website Development capabilities on our Services Page.

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Google Trends Search Insights July 2023

In our continuing series of examining Google Search Trends to gain insights into the top keywords queried in the USA, we present our findings for July 2023. Every day, we capture the top three keyword phrases in terms of search volume as reported by Google Trends (US Only). Each term has an estimated query volume attached to it, which we also record. The number scale tops out at 10,000,000+ with a lower limit of 200,000+ (sometimes 100,000+). After the conclusion of the month, we look at the phrases we collected along with their volumes to get an understanding of what drove queries for the month. Search Is Sizzling In July Actually, the total search volumes for the phrases we collected in July 2023 were lower compared to June so sizzling may be an exaggeration. We can’t say for certain why the reported search volumes were lower. There could have been a change in the way Google Trends was reporting query volume. The team likes to think that the people are out and about and not looking at their phones as much. Oh sure. Looking across the keywords, we had several celebrity deaths that made up the most searched topics of the month. The 4th of July holiday and the guy who seems undeniably connected to it made our report. We have an understanding at what movies, TV, and music were popular last month along with how much big jackpots of money captivated the search audience. Carlee Russell was someone people wanted to know more about and there was a lot of interest in the sport of soccer. Lastly, changes at Twitter and the launch of Threads had us excited to share more from the category of social media. Here’s what we have for you in this report! We Say Goodbye Sadly, the queries with the most volume from the past month were driven by celebrity deaths: Tony Bennett - 7/21/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Sinead O'Connor - 7/26/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries On the last day of the month, two other entertainers passed away. Angus Cloud - 7/31/2023 - 5,000,000+ queries Paul Reubens - 7/31/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries We tend not to report on the query related to celebrity deaths but last month, two of these phrases were the only ones to be reported as having over 5 million queries for the day. The Fourth Fireworks, parades, and Joey Chestnut. These are the things that come to mind when we think about the Fourth of July holiday. You may not agree with the last item in the series, but the competitive eater has made our report over the past 3 years! Joey Chestnut - 7/2/2023 - 100,000+ queries Independence Day - 7/3/2023 - 200,000+ queries Fourth of July - 7/3/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries Joey Chestnut - 7/4/2023 - 500,000+ queries Take a look at the rising search popularity of his name in this Google Trends graph! Like it or not, Joey Chestnut is becoming a regular feature for the holiday. Summer Entertainment There were a few movie titles in our list from July 2023: Sound of Freedom - 7/3/2023 - 200,000+ queries Wonka - 7/11/2023 - 100,000+ queries Barbie movie - 7/20/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries The Sound of Freedom was released in theaters on July 4 and the Wonka film trailer dropped on the 11th. What seems to be the movie of the summer if not the year, Barbie hit the big screens on July 21st. Here are the queries that made our list that are related to TV shows. Emmy nominations 2023 - 7/12/2023 - 200,000+ queries The Summer I Turned Pretty - 7/13/2023 - 200,000+ queries Golden Bachelor - 7/17/2023 - 100,000+ queries Lastly, Travis Scott released an album on the 28th and people wanted to know more: Utopia Travis Scott - 7/27/2023 - 200,000+ queries Dreams of Free Money It seems like once or twice a year we get a large lottery jackpot that stirs up search interest. In July, we had two: Powerball - 7/8/2023 - 200,000+ queries Mega Millions - 7/8/2023 - 200,000+ queries Powerball - 7/11/2023 - 500,000+ queries Powerball - 7/15/2023 - 500,000+ queries Powerball numbers - 7/18/2023 - 500,000+ queries Powerball - 7/18/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Powerball - 7/18/2023 - 2,000,000+ queries As you can see, the Powerball lottery game was very popular in July. Even though Mega Millions saw one entry in July when no one won the $427 million prize, The Powerball jackpot hit 1 billion dollars on the 18th and there was one winner for the drawing on the 20th. The Curious Case of Carlee Russell Carlee Russell’s name was reported on news outlets as someone who was kidnapped. Carlee Russell - 7/14/2023 - 500,000+ queries Carlee Russell found - 7/15/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Carlee Russell - 7/19/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries The Alabama woman admitted later that she staged her own kidnapping and turned herself in and was charged with making false reports. Some Keywords Related To Politics Here are the phrases that made Google’s Daily Trends top 3 last month. Cocaine found in White House - 7/4/2023 - 100,000+ queries Student loan forgiveness - 7/14/2023 - 200,000+ queries Mitch McConnell - 7/26/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Besides all the holiday festivities, people wanted to know about the cocaine found at the White House. We guess we’ll never know. On the 14th, the Biden Administration announced it would forgive the loans for 804,000 borrowers and on the 26th, Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell had an episode where he stopped talking while being interviewed by reporters and was escorted from the podium where he was speaking. Soccer Keywords We are going to call it soccer in this report, but the sport better known as football around the world drove many people to search last month. The USMNT was involved in the CONCACAF Gold Cup tournament. Here are some queries that were related to it that made our collection. USA vs Trinidad and Tobago - 7/2/2023 - 100,000+ queries Mexico vs Costa Rica - 7/6/2023 - 200,000+ queries USA vs Panama - 7/12/2023 - 200,000+ queries The USWNT played in the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup and search interest in that team and their matches was strong and they also made the list. Women's World Cup - 7/19/2023 - 500,000+ queries USWNT - 7/20/2023 - 100,000+ queries U.S. Women's Soccer - 7/21/2023 - 200,000+ queries USA vs Netherlands - 7/26/2023 - 200,000+ queries Women's World Cup - 7/27/2023 - 200,000+ queries It figures that after a world famous player joins your club that suddenly the team name is getting queried every time you play. Inter Miami - 7/21/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Inter Miami - 7/25/2023 - 500,000+ queries We’ll keep an eye on how many times this team makes our list for the rest of the year. Major League Baseball There is another major league playing games in the summer. MLB had their All-Star game in July but searchers mostly cared about the Home Run Derby. Home Run Derby 2023 - 7/9/2023 - 200,000+ queries Home Run Derby - 7/10/2023 - 500,000+ queries The trade deadline for the league actually occurred on the first of August but people still wanted to see the flurry of trades. MLB Trade Deadline - 7/31/2023 - 200,000+ queries Sorry Mets fans. Interest In Other Sports Too Queries related to big events in Tennis and Boxing made our list. Carlos Alcaraz - 7/14/2023 - 200,000+ queries Wimbledon - 7/16/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries The Wimbledon tournament was played in July 2023 and Carlos Alcaraz was the Men’s Singles winner. Spence vs Crawford - 7/28/2023 - 200,000+ queries Crawford vs Spence - 7/28/2023 - 200,000+ queries Errol Spence Jr vs Terence Crawford - 7/29/2023 - 200,000+ queries The boxing match between Errol Spence Jr. and Terrence Crawford was fought on the 29th. As you can see, there were many ways to search for this bout. On the 29th, Crawford defeated Spence via TKO. Prime Day Amazon had their big deal day for Prime members as they typically do in July. Amazon Prime Day - 7/10/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries The search volume is almost back to pre-pandemic levels but not quite where it was in July 2019: ‘ Twitter, Threads, and X We finish up this edition of our search trends report with all the big happenings with social media platforms. Here’s a timeline of all the things searchers wanted to know more about with the changes at Twitter (X) and Meta: Rate limit exceeded Twitter - 7/1/2023 - 200,000+ queries Threads - 7/5/2023 - 1,000,000+ queries Twitter rebrand - 7/23/2023 - 200,000+ queries For some reason, there were limits put in place for the number of tweets users could view in a day, with different limits for verified and unverified accounts. Meta launched Threads on the 5th, much to the surprise of social media managers everywhere. We shall see how this new platform evolves as we have been viewing Twitter’s many changes over the course of 2023, which includes its rebrand to X. Update all of your social icons! Thanks for reading. 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Tips To Unleash Your Brand’s Social Media Potential

When you’re first starting out on social media, you may be heeding advice to “just show up” on each platform. Great advice, nonetheless, but there’s an opportunity to diversify your content and give it a more native fit for each social media platform. Establishing distinct channel strategies ensures that you’re engaging most effectively with that channel’s audience. Consumers use different apps for different reasons.Your audience on Instagram is completely different from your audience on Twitter or TikTok. More importantly, media dimensions, character limits, and the overall strategy and objective vary depending on what social media platform you’re using. Content can be repurposed to ensure it communicates the brands' message across different platforms,however, it should always be tweaked to fit the social channel’s needs and to increase engagement. Let’s take a look at a few popular platforms and how to optimize your content on each one. Instagram Instagram is a staple when a brand is trying to showcase their visual DNA. Most brands only have about 3 seconds to capture consumers’ attention, so they’ll want to get a good understanding of what you’re about from just a photo. No matter the industry, people will be coming to your brand’s Instagram profile to see what the products or services offered look like and take a peek at the aesthetics offered inside as well. Instagram is a visual storytelling app. Feed posts allow you to show the bigger picture, while story posts are where your consumers can see every step along the journey. Through story interactions, reels, and direct messages, there’s also a wide-open opportunity to develop a community surrounding your brand. X (previously Twitter) A community manager’s dream (or nightmare), X (previously Twitter) allows you to speak directly to your audience—and they’re likely to respond! X gives your brand an avenue to speak on what speaks to them, interact with consumers, and easily repost relevant content, all great ways to lean into your brand's personality. Most brands allow the witty, not-so-serious side of themselves to live on X, leaning into gifs, memes, and trends that float across the text-first platform. You could use this platform to engage jokingly with your competitors, start conversations about the products or services you offer and have a little fun. TikTok TikTok is a great platform to push your brand creativity and have your content reach new audiences using unique trends. For your brand, TikTok is a creative playground. With trending sounds, filters, and templates, there are so many ways to present your brand in a way you may never have before. The platform’s motto, "Make TikToks not Ads," is a great guardrail for developing content. Consumers on TikTok learn about hidden gem products, new recipes, or product hacks. Optimal content on this app is very immersive, so you have an opportunity to find more information and insights about your consumers. LinkedIn LinkedIn is a great place to show off some thought leadership and anything interesting you’re doing in your industry. Think of LinkedIn as your brand’s professional landing, a place to network and mingle in a more formal setting. Brands could use this to showcase their values, employee spotlights, and business achievements. This could spark an interest in future customers, employees, or investors. So, before jumping into a new social media platform, (like Threads), develop a channel strategy. If the app is primarily visual, take some time to solidify pictures and videos that will add value to your page and engage your audience, like relevant infographics or shots of real people enjoying your brand. For more text-first apps, take advantage of the opportunity to let your words do the work by starting engaging conversations with your consumers or answering FAQ. Most importantly, get to know your consumers! Understand how your audience behaves and engages on each specific channel so you can tailor your content to fit right in.

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