Search Autocomplete Analysis

When people want to know about something, they often turn to web search engines. These engines have an “autocomplete” feature, which attempts to complete a partial query. Using this, we can get some insight into what people are searching and thinking about at the current time.

The method is to enter a partial query in the search box, and see what suggestions turn up. Below are results of several such searches. First the partial query is given, followed by the autocomplete suggestions. Since I made these searches from Bangalore, the results will be biased towards India, and sometimes, Bangalore.

 

Travel

 

how to get visa for

  • dubai
  • usa
  • australia
  • germany from india

 

how to immigrate from india to

  • canada
  • usa
  • australia
  • uk

 

how to travel from mumbai to

  • goa
  • pune
  • pondicherry
  • manali

 

how to go to

  • coorg from bangalore
  • safe mode
  • next line in excel
  • nandi hills

 

how to make

  • christmas tree
  • fried rice
  • pizza
  • cake

 

where is

  • my location
  • india
  • my phone
  • mauritius

 

who is

  • santa claus
  • the president of india
  • the prime minister of india
  • sonam gupta

 

how to speak to

  • a girl
  • god
  • your crush
  • snapdeal customer care

 

how to convert black

  • money into white money
  • and white photo to color
  • money into white in hindi
  • skin to white skin

In the wake of demonetisation, converting black money into white takes precedence over whitening skin.

 

What trailers are people watching?

trailer of

  • dangal
  • raees
  • pink
  • force 2

 

What do people find it difficult to talk to other people about?

 

how to tell your classmate

  • you love her
  • that you love him
  • you like her
  • you like him

 

how to tell your colleague

  • they smell
  • you love her
  • likes you
  • you like him

 

how to tell your boss

  • you’re resigning
  • you are unhappy with your job
  • you are getting married
  • you don’t feel valued

 

how to tell your spouse

  • you’re pregnant
  • they’re fat
  • you are depressed
  • you want a trial separation

 

how to tell your child

  • you’re getting remarried
  • they are adopted
  • he has autism
  • santa isn’t real

 

Some more miscellaneous searches:

 

what to do while waiting for

  • joining letter
  • a love spell to work
  • baby
  • labor

 

how to get into

  • iim
  • google
  • iisc
  • mit

 

how to fix

  • blue screen error
  • parse error
  • damaged sd card
  • earphones

 

how to prepare for

  • exams
  • gre
  • cat
  • gate

 

how to apply for

  • passport
  • jio sim
  • pan card
  • aadhaar card

 

how to read

  • minds
  • a file in java
  • palm
  • ecg

 

As mentioned, search results are location specific. By changing the search url, we can get results for other locations as well. For example, google.com provides results primarily for the USA, google.co.in is for India, and google.co.uk is for the UK. Using this behaviour, we can contrast the searches in different countries.

First, lets establish that the results are indeed specific to location:

what is the weather in

google.co.in google.com google.co.uk
  • bangalore
  • delhi
  • mumbai
  • hyderabad
  • chicago
  • las vegas
  • new york
  • new york city
  • london
  • london today
  • benidorm
  • new york

That looks about right. Now we are ready to do some location-specific searches.

 

how to get a

google.co.in google.com google.co.uk
  • jio sim
  • job
  • job in google
  • passport
  • passport
  • bigger butt
  • boyfriend
  • job
  • mortgage
  • boyfriend
  • divorce
  • six pack

 

how to reduce

google.co.in google.com google.co.uk
  • weight
  • tummy
  • breast size
  • body heat
  • fever
  • stress
  • swelling
  • anxiety
  • body fat
  • blood pressure
  • stress
  • bloating

 

how to become a

google.co.in google.com google.co.uk
  • pilot
  • hacker
  • data scientist
  • model
  • notary
  • pilot
  • lawyer
  • model
  • pilot
  • midwife
  • teacher
  • social worker

 

how to find a good

google.co.in google.com google.co.uk
  • husband
  • job
  • friend
  • girl
  • therapist
  • man
  • doctor
  • realtor
  • builder
  • dentist
  • man
  • solicitor

 

how to contact

google.co.in google.com google.co.uk
  • narendra modi
  • amazon
  • google
  • jio customer care
  • amazon
  • facebook
  • uber
  • google
  • amazon
  • amazon uk
  • facebook
  • ebay

 

ideas for

google.co.in google.com google.co.uk
  • business
  • startups
  • projects
  • india
  • dinner
  • halloween
  • christmas
  • christmas gifts
  • christmas
  • dinner
  • halloween
  • tea

 

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