Compare Trends search terms

Explore multiple search terms and terms in different languages in nearly real-time. Compare up to 5 groups of terms at one time and up to 25 terms in each group.

How to compare terms

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

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

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 only see data from countries or regions that use those characters.

For example, if you enter ”ねこ,” the Japanese characters for "cat," you don’t see much data for the United States since many people in the United States 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, like ”ねこ + cat."

Compare locations
  1. Open Google Trends.
  2. Search for a term, like "hamburger."
  3. Then, in the + Compare box, search for another 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," and click OK.
  6. In the right side of the "veganism" search box, click More  Change filters.
  7. Select a country or region, like "Germany," and click OK.

To check your steps, view results of this example.

You can also view "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 and 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 and click  OK.

You can now 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 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