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Google trends reflect new interests, not popularity.

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I’ve seen the argument that because the google trend for bitcoin has fallen back to pre-mania level, all new money has quitted. This is false.

Take a look at Javascript’s google trend:
https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?date=all&q=javascript .
Javascript is the most popular programming language. It becomes more popular every year but its trend decreases every year.

Bitcoin’s trend: https://trends.google.com/trends/explore?q=bitcoin .
Bitcoin sparked a lot of new interests last year hence the peaking trend. Some of those new interests may still be buying bitcoin now. Just because the trend has fallen to previous level doesn’t mean bitcoin has no increase in popularity.



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14 thoughts on “Google trends reflect new interests, not popularity.

  1. RickJamesB1tch

    This is because trend search is an aggregate term. As in once you search bitcoin, you are less likely to search for it again, because you already gained the knowledge of it. So over time it should stabilize, but during trendy periods, it will spike.

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  2. deb0rk

    > It becomes more popular every year but its trend decreases every year.

    Throw in other terms like ECMAScript, Jquery, Angular, or React.

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  3. DeethzPlays

    why does everyone think that once random bob has entered its over, random bob has a job and has the ability to constantly buy crypto every month from his paycheck

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