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Compare Trends search terms

Explore multiple search terms and terms in different languages in (nearly) real time. Compare up to five groups of terms at one time and up to 25 terms in each group.

To compare terms

  1. Open Google Trends.
  2. Search for a term like java.
  3. Inside the Topics box, click + Add Term.
  4. Add a search term like coffee.

To remove a term, hover over the search term box then click  to remove.

Note: No misspellings, spelling variations, synonyms, plural or singular versions of your terms are included.

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Compare terms across languages

If you enter a search term using non-Latin characters, you’ll only see data from countries or regions that use those characters.

For example, if you enter ”ねこ”, the Japanese characters for cat, you won’t see much data for the United States since many people in the United States will use cat as their search term.

To compare searches for Japanese characters for cat to searches for cat in English, search for both terms by combining them with a + sign ”ねこ + cat”.

Compare locations
  1. Open Google Trends.
  2. Search for a term like hamburger.
  3. Then, in the "+ Compare" box, search for a term like veganism.
  4. In the right side of the hamburger search box, click More  Change Filters.
  5. Select a country or region, like United States. Click OK.
  6. In the right side of the veganism search box, click More  Change Filters.

  7. Select a country or region, like Germany. Click OK.

To check your steps, view results of this example.

You will also see "Interest by subregion" charts in your data.

Compare time periods
  1. Open Google Trends.
  2. Enter a search term and search.
  3. Then, enter a search term in the "+ Add Comparison" search box.
  4. In the right side of the first search term box, click More  Change Filters.
  5. Select a time period or enter a Custom time range. Click OK.
  6. In the right side of the second search term box, click More  Change Filters.
  7. Select a time period or enter a Custom time range. Click OK.

You will see "Interest by region" charts for each time period in your data.

Compare terms and topics

You can define your search words as terms or topics depending on your search needs.

Terms

Search terms show matches for all terms in your query, in the language given.

  • If you search the term banana, results include searches for terms like "banana" or "banana sandwich."
  • If you specify banana sandwich, results include searches for "banana sandwich" as well as "banana for lunch" and "peanut butter sandwich."


Topics

Topics are a group of terms that share the same concept, in any language. Topics display below search terms.

If you search the topic London, your search includes results for topics such as:

  • "capital of the UK"
  • "Londres," which is London in Spanish
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