As internet marketers we spend a lot of time on Google, whether it is analysing trends, PPC, Google Analytics or SEO – Google forms an integral part of our lives. It is our direct link to the news and keeps us up to date with the world outside.

Many things happened this year and to remind us of the highs and lows of the year, Google produces their annual Zeitgeist video. The YouTube video showcases the search trends for that particular year.

In the year that was 2012 there were 1.2 trillion searches in over 146 languages on Google. Some of the top trends for this year were the London Olympics, hurricane Sandy, the death of Whitney Houston, the Mars Curiosity Rover and of course Psy’s Gangnam Style. The Zeitgeist 2012 site shows the global search trends as well as search trends by country.

Take a look at the full site here

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