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Dog days, always: the most fetching trends for National Dog Day

For someone like me who barely asks permission to pet puppers passing by on the street, every day is a day to celebrate doggos. But then there are days like National Dog Day, where our favorite floofers get a little extra attention.

In honor of this most important day of puppreciation this Sunday, Dogust 26, we took at look at Google Trends to sniff out what people search for when it comes to canines.

If you’re like me, you probably have your own unique dog needs. Are you on the hunt for a hound dog pic? Do you feel like your bowwow-logical clock is ticking, and you’re hankering to bring a new BFF home with you from the shelter? Does your next weekend project involve turning your kitchen into a barkery for churning out homemade biscuits? No matter what you’re looking for, Search has it all.

Have a sploot, and let’s dig into some of the top queries and questions people in the U.S. have asked about dogs in the past 12 months.

Bowwow why?

Of all the canine curiosities that might cause your head to tilt, these are the top dog-related questions:

  1. How to draw a dog
  2. Why do dogs eat grass?
  3. How long are dogs pregnant for?
  4. Why do dogs eat poop?
  5. Why do dogs lick?

Decoding Doggos

Let’s admit it: we all talk to dogs, and I, for one, am convinced they understand us. But sometimes it’s clear we’re not speaking the same language. Here are the top “what does it mean” dog related searches we’ve seen:

  1. What does it mean when a dog licks you?
  2. What does it mean when a dog howls?
  3. What does it mean when a dog eats grass?
  4. What does it mean when a dog’s nose is dry?
  5. What does it mean when a dog shakes?

Teacher’s Pet

We all love to teach our dogs new tricks. Here are the top “how to teach my dog to” related searches:

  1. How to teach my dog to speak
  2. How to teach my dog to fetch
  3. How to teach my dog to roll over
  4. How to teach my dog to play dead
  5. How to teach my dog to shake
  6. How to teach my dog to come when called
  7. How to teach my dog to heel
  8. How to teach my dog to smile
  9. How to teach my dog to find things
  10. How to teach my dog to stay

Canine Cookin’
Especially on National Dog Day, all the good boys (and girls) out there deserve a treat. If you’re a DIY-inclined dog parent (or neighbor, or stranger who just loves dogs), give one of these top searched dog recipes a try:

  1. Dog treat recipes
  2. Dog food recipes
  3. Dog cake recipe
  4. Dog birthday cake recipe
  5. Dog biscuit recipe
  6. Dog ice cream recipe
  7. Dog cookie recipe
  8. Dog cupcake recipe
  9. Peanut butter dog treats recipe
  10. Dog shampoo recipe

Pupper Pics

Our furry friends come in all shapes, sizes and varieties of softness and fluff. Of all the perfect pooches out there, here are the breeds that saw the most Google Images searches:

  1. Siberian Husky
  2. Bulldog
  3. Pit bull
  4. German Shepherd
  5. Labrador Retriever
  6. Golden Retriever
  7. Pug
  8. Chihuahua
  9. Yorkshire Terrier
  10. Pembroke Welsh Corgi

Parting GIFs

If you’re having a ruff time expressing your love of labradoodles, leonbergers and lhasa apsos, nothing gets the message across like a GIF. Check out the top puppers on our GIF search engine, Tenor, so you can say “I love you” or “I need a belly rub” with the adorable canine of your choice.

Source: Search


Easier Search Console access for Analytics owners

Verifying websites in Search Console can be useful for site owners, giving you access to information about how your site is performing in Google Search. You can also get notified of issues, such as accidental blocking of Googlebot or getting hacked. Over the next few months, if you're a verified owner of a Google Analytics property, we'll now automatically verify you for that same website in Search Console.

Quicker verification, with no extra steps

Now that we're launching auto-verification, you don't have to manually configure Search Console and Analytics. To be eligible for auto-verification, you still need to follow the existing requirements for Search Console ownership. If you don't want to be verified for Search Console, simply delete the property in Search Console.

See how your site is performing on Google Search

Search Console is a free tool that provides website owners with information which can be critical to performance in Google Search. Once verified, Search Console compiles reports on the website's performance in Search, including search queries, the website's rankings, and the number of clicks and impressions. Additionally, there's information about a site's indexing, the status of various implemented features on the website, as well as reports and notifications of critical issues.


We hope this change makes it easier for you to get access to data in Search Console, to be able to discover issues quicker, as well as to learn about opportunities for your website in Google Search. If you have any questions, visit the Webmaster Help Forum.

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Helping you find useful information fast on Search

Imagine you’re remodeling your kitchen, and you want information about how quartz compares to granite for your new countertops. Sure, Google can tell you what quartz and granite are, but that’s perhaps not what you had in mind. Chances are you’re hoping to learn more about the differences in cost, benefits, and durability of each, and may be looking for guidance on other subtopics to explore.


For these types of queries, we’re introducing a new way to get you to relevant information fast and help you get a glimpse of multiple aspects of a topic with a single search.


quarts vs. granite

Now when you search for something like [quartz vs. granite], you’ll see a panel with a set of relevant subtopics to explore. As another example, when you search [emergency fund], you'll get a quick view of information that relates to the recommended size, purpose, and importance of an emergency fund, and you can easily click the links to these relevant sources to learn more. This new format is meant to help guide you with what we understand to be common, useful aspects of the topic and help you sift through the information available, all with the goal of delivering the most relevant results for you.


These new panels are automatically generated based on our understanding of these topics from content on the web, and we hope you find them useful as they roll out over the next few days.


This update is the latest in a series of improvements we’ve been making to help you get information quickly with Search. As always, if you have any feedback on the information you see, please let us know via the feedback link at the bottom of the search results page. To learn more about how these types of features work, check out our post on featured snippets.

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On your mark, get set, go! Stay up to speed with the 2018 Asian Games

After 56 years, the Asian Games are coming back to Indonesia. This Saturday, thousands of athletes from 45 nations in Asia will go for gold in Jakarta and Palembang, the two cities hosting the games this year. Here are some ways you can get in on the action.


Track your country’s victories with Search

When you search for Asian Games on Google Search, you’ll find up-to-date information at the top of Search results. Sprint through the medal tally rankings and recent results to see if your country is in the lead. You can also watch videos of highlights and catch up on top news related to the Asian Games.

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Up your Games on Google Maps and Google Earth

If you’re lucky enough to catch the action live in Indonesia, Atung, one of the friendly Asian Games mascots, will show you the best route on Maps when you search for directions. Wondering where your seat in the stadium is? You can sail through the gantries and find it quickly with indoor maps of event venues. And even if you aren’t in Indonesia for the games, you can explore its amazing archipelago, and get inspiration on where to go on Voyager in Google Earth to make the most of your trip.

Can I Play, too? Yes you can.

Head to the Google Play Store and check out selected Asian Games content and deals from Google Play.

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Judo-n’t want to miss out on the 18th Asian Games, and with a few helpful tools from Google you will stay close to the action.

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Helping more people in the U.K. find their next job

Like anyone who has searched for a job at some point in their lives, I know from experience how hard it can be to find the right role. You can spend days scouring job postings that are scattered across the web, flicking through newspapers or dropping into local employers, yet still struggle to find a job that suits you. Employers may be feeling the impact of this too: three quarters of U.K. employers face talent shortages and have issues filling open positions with the right candidate.

Today, more people are turning to Google to find information about their next role. We have a long history of using our technology to connect people with information, so we’re excited to bring a new job search experience to Google to connect people in the U.K. to job opportunities. This new feature in Search lets you more easily explore jobs from across the web and find job postings that suit your needs and skills.

Starting today, when you search for “jobs near me,” “teaching jobs,” or similar queries in English in the U.K., you’ll have the option to click through to a feature that lets you explore jobs from across the web that meet your unique needs. You can access salary information, reviews and ratings of the employer and different options to apply for a job, or use a location filter to see jobs in the areas that are convenient for you. Thanks to Google Maps, if you’re signed in, you’ll even be able to see how long it would take to commute to a job from your home.

Searching for a job can take time, and keeping up with new jobs that are posted throughout the day can be impossible. Now in Google Search you can save individual jobs with a single tap so that they are accessible across any of your devices. And if you step away from your job search, you can stay in the loop on opportunities that interest you by turning on alerts to receive an email notification whenever new jobs arrive.

Job Search in UK

The new jobs experience in Search is the result of deep collaboration with the job-matching industry, and benefits both employers and job seekers. We first introduced this experience in the U.S. last year, and it’s now live in several countries. Since launching it, we’ve seen 130 percent more companies showing jobs in Search and connected tens of millions of people around the world to new job opportunities.

In the U.K., we’re working with organizations from across the job-matching industry to bring you the most comprehensive listing of jobs, like The Guardian Jobs, Reed.co.uk, Haymarket, Gumtree, The Telegraph, Reach plc's totallylegal, CV-Library and totaljobs.com. This means anyone searching for jobs on Google will see postings from these sites and many others from across the web as soon as they’re posted. To ensure even more jobs are listed over time, we’re publishing open documentation for all jobs providers detailing how to make their job openings discoverable in this new feature.

This launch also builds on the commitment we made last year to help 100,000 people in the U.K.find a job or grow in their career by 2020. We’re doing that through our Google Digital Garage program, which gives anyone free training in digital skills and products to help grow their career, business or confidence. So far we’ve helped tens of thousands of people find their next job through free training at four city-center hubs and with partners across the U.K.

Whether you’re a recent graduate looking for your first job, a parent supporting a growing family, or simply hunting for your dream role, we hope this new experience on Google will help make the job search simpler and connect you with your next job.

Source: Search


Our 10th Doodle 4 Google winner is dino-mite

Ten years ago, for the very first Doodle 4 Google contest, we asked students “what if?” A decade later, we’ve been privileged to receive hundreds of thousands of submissions for our annual contest—submissions that reflect the dreams, hopes and talents of students across the country. These young artists help us to see the world through their eyes and find inspiration in unexpected places.

This year was no exception. We asked students to respond to the theme “What Inspires Me…” and received doodles depicting everything from a love of family and food to a passion for intergalactic roller coasters (!).

Now we’re thrilled to announce the winner of the 2018 Doodle 4 Google contest: first grader Sarah Gomez-Lane, who drew delightful dinosaurs to highlight her dream of becoming a paleontologist. Sarah was our K-3 finalist, and the Virginia state winner. We fell in love with Sarah’s rendering of her dinos, and were blown away by her big (you might even say “dino-sized”!) ambitions for her future, especially at her young age.

When asked how she felt upon hearing she was a finalist, Sarah exclaimed that she was “surprised!” Her advice to students interested in submitting to future Doodle 4 Google contests? “Try your best and have fun!”

doodle 4 google winner on stage

Sarah, first on the left in front, at the Doodle 4 Google award ceremony at Google’s headquarters June 18.

For the first time in Doodle 4 Google’s 10-year history, the National Winner will have the opportunity to turn their submission into an animated, interactive Doodle featured on the Google homepage. Over the summer, Sarah will collaborate with the Doodle team to bring her artwork to life. She’ll also receive $30,000 toward a college scholarship, and her elementary school in Falls Church, VA, will receive $50,000 to spend on technology to help students like Sarah continue to pursue what inspires them.


Thank you to everyone who participated not only this year, but throughout the past decade. And, of course, a huge congratulations to all of the talented 2018 winners. From all of us at Google: keep dreaming—and keep doodling!


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Google Search trends all about Dad

Everything “dad” is suddenly cool: dad shoes, dad hats, and even the beloved dad joke. As a tribute to dear old dad ahead of Father’s Day, we’re highlighting some of the most interesting “dad” Google Search trends over the past year.

Dad-spo fashion trends

Who says dads don’t have style? Dad-chic is having a moment in a big way, according to these searches, which have gone up over the past year. Just don’t make us wear socks with our sandals 🧦🧦.

Dad shoes(U.S. data, past 12 months)

  • “Gucci dad shoes,” up 5000 percent

  • “Umbro dad shoes,” up 5000 percent

  • “Balenciaga dad shoes,” up 2800 percent

  • “Dad shoes trend,” up 850 percent

  • “Fila dad shoes,” up 550 percent

Dad hats(U.S. data, past 12 months)

  • “Rick and Morty dad hat,” up 5000 percent

  • “Black Panther dad hat,” up 5000 percent

  • “Off white dad hat,” up 500 percent

  • “Champion dad hat,” up 300 percent

  • “Make your own dad hat,” up 100 percent

Celeb dads on Search, ranked

2018 has been a big year for celebrity babies—and celebrity dads. We took a look at a handful of high-profile dads who welcomed new babies this year, and here are the rankings (by worldwide search interest in 2018):

  1. Kanye West
  2. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  3. Prince William
  4. Tristan Thompson
  5. John Legend
  6. Adam Levine
  7. Hugh Grant
  8. Seth Meyers
  9. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  10. John Stamos

Dad jokes, according to GIFs

Google Image searches for “dad jokes” have spiked 130 percent in the past 12 months. Below are some of the top “dad joke” related GIFs shared on our GIF search engine, Tenor:

While dad-cool may not always be a trend, appreciating our pops will never go out of style. Whomever you celebrate on June 18th, whether it’s dad, grandpa, coach, or another fatherly figure, we wish you the happiest of Father’s Days.

Source: Search


Google Search trends all about Dad

Everything “dad” is suddenly cool: dad shoes, dad hats, and even the beloved dad joke. As a tribute to dear old dad ahead of Father’s Day, we’re highlighting some of the most interesting “dad” Google Search trends over the past year.

Dad-spo fashion trends

Who says dads don’t have style? Dad-chic is having a moment in a big way, according to these searches, which have gone up over the past year. Just don’t make us wear socks with our sandals 🧦🧦.

Dad shoes(U.S. data, past 12 months)

  • “Gucci dad shoes,” up 5000 percent

  • “Umbro dad shoes,” up 5000 percent

  • “Balenciaga dad shoes,” up 2800 percent

  • “Dad shoes trend,” up 850 percent

  • “Fila dad shoes,” up 550 percent

Dad hats(U.S. data, past 12 months)

  • “Rick and Morty dad hat,” up 5000 percent

  • “Black Panther dad hat,” up 5000 percent

  • “Off white dad hat,” up 500 percent

  • “Champion dad hat,” up 300 percent

  • “Make your own dad hat,” up 100 percent

Celeb dads on Search, ranked

2018 has been a big year for celebrity babies—and celebrity dads. We took a look at a handful of high-profile dads who welcomed new babies this year, and here are the rankings (by worldwide search interest in 2018):

  1. Kanye West
  2. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson
  3. Prince William
  4. Tristan Thompson
  5. John Legend
  6. Adam Levine
  7. Hugh Grant
  8. Seth Meyers
  9. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
  10. John Stamos

Dad jokes, according to GIFs

Google Image searches for “dad jokes” have spiked 130 percent in the past 12 months. Below are some of the top “dad joke” related GIFs shared on our GIF search engine, Tenor:

While dad-cool may not always be a trend, appreciating our pops will never go out of style. Whomever you celebrate on June 18th, whether it’s dad, grandpa, coach, or another fatherly figure, we wish you the happiest of Father’s Days.

Source: Search


The High Five: Search trends for the start of June

With a little help from the Google News Lab, take a peek at a few of this week’s most-searched trends:

Signed, sniffed, delivered, I’m yours

Just in time for summer, the U.S. Postal Service announced their first-ever scratch-n-sniff stamps, and they’re popsicle-scented. “Scratch and sniff stickers” and “scratch and sniff books” stunk up the top searched scratch and sniff items this week. Alaska was pretty interested in the U.S. Postal Service, while Iowa was more concerned with getting their scratch and sniff on.

What will the new name “b”?

The International House of Pancakes, better known as IHOP, shocked breakfast lovers everywhere by revealing their plans to change their name to IHOb. But on search and elsewhere, the question remains: “what does IHOb stand for?” Folks across Maryland, Texas, Georgia and Kansas were particularly interested in IHOP, which hit a Grand Slam everywhere except for North Dakota, where search interest between Denny’s and IHOP was split 50/50. What was the top searched pancake flavor this week? Banana pancakes stacked up higher than the rest.

Gooooooooal

The World Cup kicks off on June 14 and fans around the globe are warming up to cheer on their favorite teams. Some of the top trending questions include “how to watch World Cup online?” and “who will win the World Cup 2018?” Newcomers and superfans can use this cool data visualization toolto see how the world is searching for the World Cup. And if you find yourself asking “what is offsides in soccer” or want to know “how to become a soccer referee,” Google Trends has you covered throughout the entire journey to victory.

Everybody get your float on

More than 2 million people are expected to attend the National Puerto Rican Day Parade, taking place this weekend in New York City. Search interest in Puerto Rican actress (and Parade Queen!) Zuleyka Rivera spiked by nearly 4,000 percent this week in the U.S. As participants get ready to walk and float down Fifth Avenue, people are asking “how long is the Puerto Rican Day parade?” Don’t forget your flags, high energy and comfortable shoes.  

Saying goodbye

On a much sadder note, we lost icons this week when handbag designer Kate Spade and food idol Anthony Bourdain passed away in tragic suicides. Known for her bright colors and encouraging words, people searched for quotes by the designer: “Kate Spade she’s a dreamer, doer, thinker quote” and “Kate Spade she is quick, curious, playful and strong.” And remembered for his taste for the unknown, people looked for: “Anthony Bourdain quotes on life” and “Anthony Bourdain quotes food.”

We’ve also seen a large increase in searches related to suicide prevention, like “how to help someone who is depressed.” On Search, we have systems in place to help people find information from trusted organizations, such as national hotlines, that can provide help and support for those who may need it.

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Meet the national finalists of our 10th annual Doodle 4 Google contest

In January, we kicked off our 10th year of Doodle 4 Google, and students across all 53 states and territories submitted their representations of this year’s theme, “What Inspires Me...”

We couldn’t help but be inspired ourselves by all of the submissions. This year’s 180,000+ Doodles covered everything imaginable, from cooking to family to dragons.

Now, after millions of public votes, we’re excited to introduce our five national finalists, one from each age group. Here’s what these young artists had to say about their masterpieces:

Grades K-3: Sarah Gomez-Lane (Grade 1, Falls Church, VA)
"The things on my Doodle are my favorite dinosaurs. Dinosaurs inspire me to study more to be a paleontologist. The shovel is for my future job!"

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Grades 4-5:Sia Srivastava (Grade 4, Prosper, TX)
"I am very inspired about space travel. I want to explore the galaxy and visit different planets and create a rollercoaster through our universe!”

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Grades 6-7:Ignacio Burgos (Grade 7, Portsmouth, RI)
"Fashion inspires me because of how you can reflect your own personal style into just a single garment. Inspiration can be drawn from anywhere and can show any sort of idea. Whatever you can imagine!"

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Grades 8-9:Madelyn Kieh (Grade 9, Yeadon, PA)
"The thing that inspires me the most is the work of others. When I see an amazing art piece made by someone else, it motivates me to improve my own art. In my Doodle, I drew my big sister, whose artwork has inspired me to draw since I was young."

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Grades 10-12:Mark Thivierge (Grade 10, Lutz, FL)
"Nature has existed long before we have and therefore is where we draw our inspiration from. The word ‘inspire’ means to ‘breathe in’ and the wonders of nature are where I breathe in and find meaning in my mathematics, science, music and writing."

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The national finalists will all receive a Pixelbook computer, a $5,000 college scholarship, and a trip to Google’s headquarters in California to celebrate with the other finalists and meet the Doodle Team.

Come back on June 18 to find out who will be the national winner. Thanks to all who voted and all the young artists who submitted their Doodles. We can’t wait to see what you dream up next year!

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