How to type your search term
You can use search operators to filter the types of results that you see in Trends. Use the chart below to learn about the operators you can use.
|Search term||Type of results you'll see|
Results can include searches containing both tennis and shoes in any order. Other related terms may be included in your results, like red tennis shoes.
No misspellings, spelling variations, synonyms, plural or singular versions of your terms are included.
|"tennis shoes"||Results only include the exact search terms included inside of the quotation marks.|
|tennis + squash||Results can include searches containing the words tennis OR squash.|
|tennis -shoes||Results will include searches containing the word tennis, but excludes searches with the word shoes.|
Currently, search terms that contain special characters, such as an apostrophe, single quotes, and parentheses, will be ignored. For example, if you type
women’s tennis world ranking, you get results for
womens tennis world ranking.
Compare multiple spellings of a term
Trends treats each version of a word, including a misspelling, as a different search. For example, if you want to compare search trends for variations of the word "center," but want to include common misspellings like "centre" or "centere,"you need to enter all three search terms. In this case, you should search for
center + centre + centere.
Search within categories
Use the drop down menu under the search box to select the appropriate category for your term. Once you select a category, you’ll see Trends data for anyone else who searched for your term in that category.