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Weekly Top 10: Fastest rising search terms from South Africans on Google

Date posted: August 27, 2012

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With the help of Google Insights for Research we are publishing the top 10 searched for phrases (minus the sexy stuff of course) by South Africans on Google over the previous seven days.

News that Lance Armstrong are to be stripped of his seven Tour de France wins and banned for life by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency caused a massive spike in searches from the cycling mad public in Western Cape. Searches for a butt naked Prince Harry and the site that first published the photos, TMZ, also spiked. Not sure why the surge for Dischem unless the country is coming down with flu.

(For past data click here)

Fast Rising searches

1. lance armstrong Breakout
2. prince harry Breakout
3. tony scott Breakout
4. tmz +600%
5. bakos brothers +500%
6. real madrid +190%
7. volksblad +80%
8. dischem +70%
9. gmail account login +50%
10. marikana +50%

Top 25 search terms

1. facebook
2. cape town
3. youtube
4. google
5. login facebook
6. gumtree
7. gmail
8. news
9. yahoo
10. jobs
11. mail
12. games
13. fnb
14. absa
15. game
16. love
17. weather
18. standard bank
19. music
20. sars
21. news24
22. yahoo mail
23. cars
24. maps
25. blackberry

Source: Google Insights for Search

* The Insights for Search map is intended for general analysis of volume patterns.
* When you see Breakout listed instead of an actual percentage, it means that the search term has experienced a change in growth greater than 5000%.

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