Posts Tagged ‘Thanksgiving’


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Pilgrims, enjoy your day of football, food, and family.




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Today trended well for Christmas…despite the fact that we haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving. You know what that means? A trend throwdown!

Thanksgiving, Christmas has just made you its bitch by stealing the spotlight way before its turn. This isn’t the first time Christmas has done this to you. You have to reclaim your spot on the calendar, or forever follow in Christmas’s shadow.

Let’s see how you did on Google Trends over the last 30 days:


Not bad, but will compete well against the search term Christmas:


For the lazy readers who didn’t want see those pics larger, and my love goes out to you, “Thanksgiving” had a 2.00 search volume, which was better than the 1.50 that came from the search term “Christmas.”

Hm, but what if I change the term to “Christmas gifts,” which is arguably a more defined and popular search for the holiday:


It comes pretty close to a tie. So let’s narrow the Thanksgiving search to…hm…”Thanksgiving turkey”


Oh snap, Thanksgiving pulls ahead again! Not bad, but still a little embarrassing for Thanksgiving. After all, Christmas is still more than a month away.

And check this out:



Once Thanksgiving comes around, it is way more popular to search that term than it is to search “Christmas” during the holidays. Nearly double. Thanksgiving, that’s good enough for me. You proved that you can hold your own against Christmas.

Now, I just can’t wait for yummy turkey.

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Topping Google Trends is an election-related marketing strategy from the producers at the Broadway play American Buffalo by David Mamet. Wow. I can’t believe a play is a top trend. The producers would like everybody in New York from now until Novemeber 16th can get half price tickets.


Now let’s jump into the other top 10: The real winner wasn’t American Buffalo.


Throughout the top 100, and twice in the top ten, we see a giant interest samurai related weapons, but the weird item of today is the search term “what weapon is synonymous with samurai warriors.” One, it’s interesting that so many people would all enter such a long search term with such interesting wording…Hm, let’s dig deeper.

Well, for one thing, it confused other bloggers too. It is an odd question…and odd that the question is so popular. But it’s even more odd that other searchers know to use the term “katana.” Let’s plug that in, and I’ll tell you what I get. Aha! This blog, Collections Moblie Phone Blog, note that Sprint is releasing the Katana Eclipse X. It’s the big news from Sprint yesterday…

But the news was lost in the election fuzz. And nobody today is searching for phones..just “katana sword,” “naginata,” “samurai warriors.” Weird.

Also, a $300 dollar laptop, the Compaq CQ 50 139WM, is very popular on the trends today. Time for holiday shopping…. Sorry, Thanksgiving, we’ll celebrate you once we’re done buying Wiis for holiday gifts. Robert Gibbs was tapped as Obama’s press secretary, and he makes it onto the top 10. AT&T gobbles up the wi-fi company Wayport to make “wayport” a trendy search term. Noisy gossipers wanna know more about Lisa Rinna and for some odd reason Leanna Creel…

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