Compare Trends search terms

You can explore multiple search terms in different ;languages in real time. Compare up to 5 groups of terms at once and up to 25 terms in each group.

How to compare terms

  1. Open Google Trends.
  2. Search for a term like java.
  3. In the "Composer" box, add another search term, like coffee.

To remove a term, next to it, click Menu ; Remove .

Tip: ;You won't get results for misspellings, spelling variations, synonyms, plural, or singular versions of your terms.

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Compare terms across languages

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

For example, if you enter ねこ, the Japanese characters for "cat," you won’t find much data for the US since many people in the US search for "cat."

To compare searches for Japanese characters for "cat" and English searches for "cat," combine the terms with the + key. For example, ねこ + cat.

Compare locations
  1. Open Google Trends.
  2. Search for a term, like hamburger.
  3. In the "Compare" box, search for another term, like veganism.
  4. Next to the first search term, click More ; Change filters.
  5. Select a country or region and click OK.
  6. Next to the second search term, click More ; Change filters.
  7. Select a different country or region and click OK.

To check your steps, you can ;view results of this example.

Tip: ;To find narrowed results, under "Interest by subregion," point to the map.

Compare time periods

You can find "Interest by region" charts for specific time preiods.

  1. Open Google Trends.
  2. Search for a term.
  3. In the "Compare" box, search for another term.
  4. Next to the first search term, click More ;Change filters.
  5. Select a time period or enter a custom time range and click OK.
  6. Next to the second search term, click More ;Change filters.
  7. Select a time period or enter a custom time range and click OK.
Compare terms & topics

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

Terms

Important: ;When you enter a search term, you get matches for the terms in your chosen language.

  • If you search for a term: You get results that include that word. For example:
    • If you search banana, you get results like "banana" and "banana sandwich."
  • If you search multiple terms: You get results that include each word, in any order. For example:
    • If you search banana sandwich, you get results like "banana sandwich," "banana sandwich recipe," and "peanut butter sandwich with banana."
  • If you search a term in quotes: You get results that include the exact term. You don't get results for individual words within the term. For example:
    • If you search "banana sandwich", you get results like "banana sandwich," and "delicious banana sandwich."
    • If you search "banana sandwich", you don't get results for "banana," "sandwich banana," and "banana and peanut butter sandwich."

Topics

Topics are a group of terms that share the same concept in any language. You can find topics below your search term.

For example, if you search London, and choose the corresponding topic, your search includes results for topics like "Capital of the UK" and "Londres," which is "London" in Spanish.

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