Philly’s Google Zeitgeist: Here’s What We Searched for Every Single Day of 2013

Philadelphia is obsessed with Powerball, Kim Kardashian and… the weather.

Google Zeitgeist Philadelphia

We are about to be inundated by 2013 Year-in-Review videos, articles, blogs, cable shows and radio marathons. The most interesting review is already out – yours. Every year, Google puts out a list of the top searched names, places and things of the year gone by. It is like the American Idol of Year-in-Reviews because you vote by your searches on the most important events of the year.

This year death, devices and the Harlem Shake dominate the Google Zeitgeist. Here are the national top 10 searches of the year:


You can see all of the Google 2013 trend charts by clicking here.

Most interesting, to me anyway, is a global 3D interactive map, where you can see the top searches for every day of 2013 by metropolitan area. The daily searches for Philadelphia unfortunately only go up to November 11th right now. The Google analytics people are a little behind on the local numbers.

The Philly list gives a fascinating look what and who we cared about and when. It seems we cared most about Powerball, the weather and Kim Kardashian. I’ll update the list when Google makes the most recent dates available.

Here is a breakdown of the Philly's Google Zeitgeist: what we as a city cared about day-by-day in 2013. (I added in parenthesis when a search term came up more than once.)

January

  • 1 -Mummers Parade
  • 2 - First in Math
  • 3 –Notre Dame
  • 4 - Rex Ryan Tattoo
  • 5 – Johnny Manziel
  • 6 – NHL
  • 7 – First in Math
  • 8 – Katherine Webb
  • 9 – Penn in Touch
  • 10 – Oscar Nominations
  • 11 – Kate Middleton
  • 12 – Aaron Swartz
  • 13 – Colin Kaepernick
  • 14 – Golden Globes
  • 15 – Amber Alert
  • 16 – Chip Kelly
  • 17 – Manti Teo
  • 18 – Lance Armstrong
  • 19 – Flyers
  • 20 – Jennifer Lawrence
  • 21 – Inauguration 2013
  • 22 – Melissa Ketunuti
  • 23 – Sloan Stephens
  • 24 – Citizen’s Bank
  • 25 – Flyers (2)
  • 26 – Robert Pattison and Kristin Stewart
  • 27 – Sally Starr
  • 28 – School District of Philadelphia
  • 29 – Allen Iverson
  • 30 – Blackberry 10
  • 31 – Caleb Moore

February

  • 1 – Worldstarhiphop
  • 2 – Groundhog Day
  • 3 – Super Bowl 2013
  • 4 – Beyoncé
  • 5 – Kate Middleton (2)
  • 6 – Mary Leakey
  • 7 – Weather
  • 8 – Philadelphia Weather
  • 9 – Tattoo Convention 2013 Philadelphia
  • 10 – Walking Dead
  • 11 – Katy Perry Grammy 2013
  • 12 – Mardi Gras
  • 13 – State of the Union
  • 14 – Valentines Day
  • 15 – Meteor Russia
  • 16 – Mumford and Sons
  • 17 – Beyoncé (2)
  • 18 – Mindy McReady
  • 19 – Firefly Festival
  • 20 – PS4
  • 21 – PS4 (2)
  • 22 – Edward Gorey
  • 23 – NASCAR
  • 24 – Daytona 500
  • 25 – Jennifer Lawrence (2)
  • 26 – Dancing with the Stars
  • 27 – School Closings
  • 28 – Duck Dynasty

March

  • 1 – French Montana
  • 2 – Click Fraud
  • 3 – Kevin Hart
  • 4 – Miriam Makeba
  • 5 – Weather Philadelphia (2)
  • 6 – Shayna Sykes
  • 7 – North Korea
  • 8 – Danielle Fishel
  • 9 – Erin Express 2013
  • 10 – Daylight Savings Time 2013
  • 11 – Douglas Adams
  • 12 – The Bachelor
  • 13 – New Pope
  • 14 – Powerball
  • 15 – Ides of March
  • 16 – Lil Wayne Dead
  • 17 – Lil Wayne
  • 18 – Weather (2)
  • 19 – Dancing with the Stars (2)
  • 20 – First Day of Spring 2013
  • 21 – Powerball (2)
  • 22 – NCAA Scores
  • 23 – Florida Gulf Coast University
  • 24 – Powerball (3)
  • 25 – LaSalle Basketball
  • 26 – Amanda Knox
  • 27 – Jenna Wolfe
  • 28 – Monsanto Protection Act
  • 29 – North Korea (2)
  • 30 – NCAA Tournament
  • 31 – Kevin Ware

April

  • 1 – Kevin Ware Injury
  • 2 – Finding Dory
  • 3 – North Korea (3)
  • 4 – North Korea (4)
  • 5 – Kamala Harris
  • 6 – Final Four
  • 7 – Lilly Pulitzer
  • 8 – WrestleMania 29
  • 9 – NCAA (2)
  • 10 – Made in America
  • 11 – Masters
  • 12 – Jonathan Winters
  • 13 – Kobe Bryant
  • 14 – Aurora Borealis
  • 15 – Boston
  • 16 – Boston Marathon
  • 17 – Ricin
  • 18 – Texas Explosion
  • 19 – Boston (2)
  • 20 – Boston Bomber
  • 21 – Al Michaels
  • 22 – Reese Witherspoon
  • 23 – Ciara Body Party
  • 24 – After Earth
  • 25 – NFL Draft
  • 26 – NFL Draft (2)
  • 27 – Matt Barkley
  • 28 – Yvette Prieto
  • 29 – Jason Collins
  • 30 – Chris Broussard

May

  • 1 – Amanda Knox (2)
  • 2 – Chris Kelly
  • 3 – Jeff Hanneman
  • 4 – Kentucky Derby
  • 5 – Broad Street Run
  • 6 – Green Eggs Café
  • 7 – Amanda Berry
  • 8 – Jodi Arias
  • 9 – Paige Aiello
  • 10 – The Great Gatsby
  • 11 – Miami Heat
  • 12 – Happy Mothers Day
  • 13 – Arrested Development
  • 14 – Angeline Jolie
  • 15 – Carlos Zambrano
  • 16 – Powerball (4)
  • 17 – American Idol 2013
  • 18 - Preakness 2013
  • 19 – Powerball (5)
  • 20 – Miguel Billboard Awards
  • 21 – Oklahoma Tornado
  • 22 – Dancing with the Stars (3)
  • 23 – Doodle 4 Google
  • 24 – Amanda Bynes
  • 25 – Champions League
  • 26 – Everett Golson
  • 27 – Memorial Day
  • 28 – Amanda Bynes (2)
  • 29 – Adam Levine
  • 30 – Kim Kardashian
  • 31 – Julius Richard Petri

June

  • 1 – Roots Picnic 2013
  • 2 – Miami Heat (2)
  • 3 – Game of Thrones
  • 4 – NBA
  • 5 – Building Collapse Philadelphia
  • 6 – Weather Philadelphia (3)
  • 7 – The Purge
  • 8 – Belmont Stakes
  • 9 – Odunde 2013
  • 10 – IOS 7
  • 11 – PS4 (3)
  • 12 – NBA (2)
  • 13 – Weather (3)
  • 14 – Man of Steel
  • 15 – Kim Kardashian (2)
  • 16 – Kim Kardashian Baby
  • 17 – Miss USA
  • 18 – Jimmy Hoffa
  • 19 – James Gandolfini
  • 20 – James Gandolfini (2)
  • 21 – Kim Kardashian Baby Name
  • 22 – Paula Deen Fired
  • 23 – Super Moon
  • 24 – Nik Wallenda
  • 25 – Antoni Gaudi
  • 26 – Aaron Hernandez
  • 27 – Nelson Mandela
  • 28 – NBA Draft
  • 29 – Tour de France
  • 30 – Anna Nicole Smith

July

  • 1 – BET Awards 2013
  • 2 – Anna Nicole Smith (2)
  • 3 – Franz Kafka
  • 4 – Magna Carta Holy Grail
  • 5 – Philadelphia
  • 6 – Royce White
  • 7 – Anderson Silva
  • 8 – Monica Wright
  • 9 – Randy Travis
  • 10 – Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  • 11 – Randy Travis (2)
  • 12 – Trayvon Martin
  • 13 – Zimmerman Verdict
  • 14 – Cory Monteith
  • 15 – Rembrant Van Rijn
  • 16 – Talia Castellano
  • 17 – Rolling Stone Cover
  • 18 – British Open
  • 19 – The Conjuring
  • 20 – Silver Alert
  • 21 – Powerball (6)
  • 22 – Royal Baby
  • 23 – Ryan Braun
  • 24 – Huma Abedin
  • 25 – Rosalind Franklin
  • 26 – DJ Khalid
  • 27 – Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez
  • 28 – Frank Bonacci
  • 29 – Robin Thicke
  • 30 – Bachelorette
  • 31 – Lauren Silverman

August

  • 1 – Powerball (7)
  • 2 – Musikfest
  • 3 – Raven Symone
  • 4 – Powerball (8)
  • 5 – Megaladon
  • 6 – George Duke
  • 7 – Powerball (9)
  • 8 – Powerball (10)
  • 9 – Philadelphia Eagles
  • 10 – Oprah Winfrey
  • 11 – Breaking Bad
  • 12 – Erwin Schrodinger
  • 13 – Kendrick Lamar
  • 14 – Gia Allemand
  • 15 – Darren Young
  • 16 – Charlie Manueal
  • 17 – Raz B
  • 18 – Paulina Gretzky
  • 19 – Lee Thompson Young
  • 20 – Andy Reid
  • 21 – Blue moon
  • 22 – Wentworth Miller
  • 23 – North West
  • 24 – Linda Ronstadt
  • 25 – Phillies
  • 26 – Miley Cyrus
  • 27 – Syria
  • 28 – I Have A Dream Speech
  • 29 - Michael Jackson
  • 30 – Amber Alert (2)
  • 31 – Made in America (2)

September

  • 1 – Electric Zoo
  • 2 – Charlie Hunnam
  • 3 – James Franco
  • 4 – Ariel Castro
  • 5 – NFL
  • 6 – NFL (2)
  • 7 – Rocket Launch
  • 8 – NFL (3)
  • 9 – E. Steven Collins
  • 10 – iPhone 5s
  • 11 – 9/11
  • 12 – Seaside Heights
  • 13 – Seaside Heights Fire
  • 14 – Mayweather vs Canelo
  • 15 – Mayweather vs Canelo (2)
  • 16 – Miss America
  • 17 – Grand Theft Auto 5
  • 18 – IOS 7
  • 19 – Powerball (11)
  • 20 – Eagles
  • 21 – Weather Channel
  • 22 – Jon Jones
  • 23 – Emmy Winners
  • 24 – The Voice
  • 25 – Ted Cruz
  • 26 – Joseph Gordon-Levitt
  • 27 – Mariano Rivera
  • 28 – Miss World 2013
  • 29 – Datpiff
  • 30 – Government Shutdown

October

  • 1 – Government Shutdown (2)
  • 2 – Tom Clancy
  • 3 – Rihanna Pour It Up Video
  • 4 – Miriam Carey
  • 5 – Foot Locker
  • 6 – Eagles Score
  • 7 – Flyers (3)
  • 8 – Scarlett Johansen
  • 9 – Kris Jenner
  • 10 – Kanye West
  • 11 – Adrian Peterson
  • 12 – Adrian Peterson Son Dies
  • 13 – Walking Dead (2)
  • 14 – Dallas Cowboys
  • 15 – Eminem Rap God
  • 16 – Government Shutdown (3)
  • 17 – Kim Kardashian (3)
  • 18 – Kim Kardashian (4)
  • 19 – Sweetest Day
  • 20 – Drake
  • 21 – Celia Cruz
  • 22 – TLC
  • 23 – Pauly D Baby
  • 24 – Jamie Dornan
  • 25 – Powerhouse 2013
  • 26 – Daylight Savings Time (2)
  • 27 – Lou Reed
  • 28 – Chris Brown
  • 29 – Peter Gunz
  • 30 – NBA (3)
  • 31 – Halloween

November

  • 1 – LAX
  • 2 – Sixers
  • 3 – Solar Eclipse 2013
  • 4 – TBD
  • 5 – Aaron Rodgers
  • 6 – NJ Election Results
  • 7 – TWTR
  • 8 – Hermann Rorschach
  • 9 – Miss Universe 2013
  • 10 – Miss Universe 2013 (2)
  • 11 – Veterans Day
  • Mopo

    Phil Robertson is a late contestant but might just pull an upset. It is all anyone is talking about.

  • Ben

    Today I learned that 2013 ends November 11th, unless there is a different definition of “every single day” that I missed.

    • Loving Mystic

      Did you read the top?