Quantcast

On the Rise: How Pittsburghers Googled in 2010

Pay attention, online trendsters (and car dealers): How Pittsburghers Googled last year is insight to what's on the region's collective conscious.



Not long after Google released its annual zeitgeist results, we couldn't help but wonder what Pittsburghers spent their time typing into Google's search box.

While many of the fastest-rising overall searches closely follow the zeitgeist results, some search results surprised us (Avenue B, guacamole); others were a no-brainer (Consol Energy Center, Big Ben).

Here are the fastest-rising searches in the region from Google, organized by category (related: How Pittsburgh Trended in 2010):
 

Fastest-Rising “Pittsburgh” Searches

  1. Avenue B Pittsburgh, 1,300% increase
  2. Fairmont Pittsburgh, 450% increase
  3. Altar Bar Pittsburgh, 90% increase
  4. Sharp Edge Pittsburgh, 80% increase
  5. Coldwell Banker Pittsburgh, 70% increase
  6. Craigslist Pittsburgh PA, 60% increase
  7. Ikea Pittsburgh, 60% increase
  8. Kayak Pittsburgh, 60% increase
  9. Pittsburgh power, 60% increase
  10. Ben Roethlisberger Pittsburgh, 50% increase

Fastest-Rising Overall Searches

  1. Black Friday 2010, >5,000% increase
  2. Chatroulette, >5,000% increase
  3. iPad, >5,000% increase
  4. Wikileaks, 2,750% increase
  5. Consol Energy Center, 1,800% increase
  6. Justin Bieber, 450% increase
  7. Nicki Minaj, 350% increase
  8. Grooveshark, 300% increase
  9. Glee, 250% increase
  10. Calendar 2010, 200% increase

Fastest-Rising Automotive Searches

  1. 2011 Ford Explorer, >5,000% increase
  2. Nissan Juke, >5,000% increase
  3. Nissan Leaf, >5,000% increase
  4. Chevy Cruze, 400% increase
  5. Ford Fiesta, 190% increase

Fastest-Rising Food & Drink Searches

  1. Guacamole recipe, 140% increase
  2. Cupcake recipes, 110% increase
  3. Martins grocery store, 110% increase
  4. Jimmy John's menu, 100% increase
  5. Chicken marsala recipe, 80% increase

Hot Reads

Top 10

Top 10

The best things to do in Pittsburgh in April.
A Vision for the Rivers

A Vision for the Rivers

How Pittsburgh became a national model for shoreline redevelopment.
Review: Grit & Grace

Review: Grit & Grace

Brian Pekarcik and company deliver high-quality food in a stylish downtown atmosphere.
Don't Let Russell Martin Get the Drop on You

Don't Let Russell Martin Get the Drop on You

The Pirates catcher is ready to start another season behind the plate.

The 412

Here's How Bad This Neverending Winter Stinks, Visualized With Zoo Animals

Here's How Bad This Neverending Winter Stinks, Visualized With Zoo Animals

Bummed about the April snow? Here's a friendly reminder that it could always be worse.
Pittsburgh is Home to the Best Cake in America, Says HuffPost

Pittsburgh is Home to the Best Cake in America, Says HuffPost

New York City’s bakeries have nothing on the burnt almond torte from Prantl’s.
Peduto Dons Dreads for ‘Be Like Cutch’ Ad

Peduto Dons Dreads for ‘Be Like Cutch’ Ad

Pittsburgh’s mayor gets a fresh look in new MLB commercial.
Artist Embarks on Beautiful 90 Neighborhoods Project

Artist Embarks on Beautiful 90 Neighborhoods Project

Painter Ron Donoughe hits the streets of Pittsburgh to paint “en plein aire.”

Hot Reads

Top 10

Top 10

The best things to do in Pittsburgh in April.
Review: Grit & Grace

Review: Grit & Grace

Brian Pekarcik and company deliver high-quality food in a stylish downtown atmosphere.
A Vision for the Rivers

A Vision for the Rivers

How Pittsburgh became a national model for shoreline redevelopment.
Don't Let Russell Martin Get the Drop on You

Don't Let Russell Martin Get the Drop on You

The Pirates catcher is ready to start another season behind the plate.
What Rocco Taught Me

What Rocco Taught Me

The passing of K9 Officer Rocco changed PittGirl's perspective on animals.
Go, Fish! (But Where To?)

Go, Fish! (But Where To?)

Help the Wholey clan figure out where to place the iconic fish.