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
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