Only 1 US Auto Company In Top Ten Car Make Searches Last 30 Days

In a post on the Official Google Blog the company congratulated the auto industry on a strong start to the new year and linked to the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.

Interestingly, only Ford appeared in the top 10 searches for auto makes over the past 30 days.

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The post did link to the mention that Chevrolet Volt was named Car of the Year. But the popularity of foreign cars cannot not be denied given these were search done in the United States.

The post showed search trends and a decent number were pulled to show Google's interest in the advertising dollar rich car industry. With Ford pulling their Superbowl spend in favor of online options, Google must want to grab as much of it as possible .

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Frank Watson has been involved with the Web since it started. For the past five years, he headed SEM for FXCM -- at one time one of the top 25 spenders with AdWords. He has worked with most of the major analytics companies and pioneered the ability to tie online marketing with offline conversion.

He has now started his own marketing agency, Kangamurra Media. This new venture will keep him busy when he is not editing the Search Engine Watch forums, blogging at a number of authoritative sites, and developing some interesting online community sites.

He was one of the first 100 AdWords Professionals, a Yahoo and Overture Ambassador, and a member or mod of many of the industry forums. He is also on the Click Quality Council and has worked hard to diminish click fraud.