Google Zeitgeist India 2008

Here is a look at 2008 through the collective eyes of the Indian users on the web. The Zeitgeist offers a unique perspective on the year’s major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted by users in India. While developing the 2008 report, Google looked at various aspects of these searches to understand what was on Internet users minds. We retrieved the most frequently-searched terms for the period across many categories like Bollywood Celebrities, Holiday destinations etc. In addition we also looked at the top 10 fastest rising search words in India. This was done by reviewing several thousands of 2008’s most popular searches and ranking them based on how much their popularity increased compared to 2007. Taken together, we believe that all these lists define the true Zeitgeist or the “spirit of the times.” In addition, for the first time this year we are offering a unique insight into the mobile web, by including the top queries searched for on the mobile.

Fastest Rising

  1. youtube
  2. orkut
  3. katrina kaif
  4. cricket
  5. irctc
  6. facebook
  7. genelia d’souza
  8. beijing 2008 olympic games
  9. sixth pay commission
  10. ipl

Most Popular

  1. orkut
  2. gmail
  3. yahoo
  4. google
  5. youtube
  6. yahoomail
  7. indian railways
  8. rediff
  9. cricket
  10. katrina kaif

Top searches on Mobile

  1. orkut
  2. yahoo
  3. waptrick
  4. gmail
  5. games
  6. katrina kaif
  7. rediffmail
  8. yahoomail
  9. namitha
  10. google

Top Bollywood Celebrities

  1. katrina kaif
  2. aishwarya rai
  3. salman khan
  4. hrithik roshan
  5. kareena kapoor
  6. shahid kapur
  7. deepika padukone
  8. shahrukh khan
  9. mallika sherawat
  10. genelia d’souza

Top holiday destinations

  1. goa
  2. kerala
  3. kashmir
  4. dubai
  5. singapore
  6. australia
  7. london
  8. shimla
  9. switzerland
  10. manali

Top ‘how to’ searches

  1. how to reduce weight
  2. how to kiss
  3. how to earn money
  4. how to get pregnant
  5. how to learn english
  6. how to gain weight
  7. how to play guitar
  8. how to create a website
  9. how to impress a girl
  10. how to tie a tie