Google Search Volume Around the Globe, Visualized

Google has released Search Globe, a Chrome experiment that breaks down a 24-hour period of global searches. With a click of your mouse, you can spin the globe and see which countries have the most searches with protruding bars in a variety of colors, each color representing different languages (e.g., blue for English, orange for Spanish).

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The black areas represent countries with limited or no Internet access. Brighter countries include the U.S., Europe, and parts of Asia.

You can hop over to the newly released Search Globe here. Designed by the Google Data Arts team, a WebGL-enabled browser is needed to view the Search Globe.

About the author

Danny Goodwin formerly was Associate Editor of Search Engine Watch, where he also covered the latest search marketing and industry news. He joined Incisive Media in October 2007, in charge of copy editing columns that appeared on both Search Engine Watch and ClickZ. Prior to a life in the search industry, he worked in the journalism field, working in numerous newsroom positions, before later working as a freelance copy editor.