Oops! Google Forgets Canada's Most Searched Brand in 2012 Zeitgeist
Kijiji pulls Google's data to show their continued place as Canada's
most-searched retail brand
TORONTO, Dec. 13, 2012 /CNW/ - Sometimes the most popular kid doesn't get
invited to the party. With Kijiji's surging popularity and leading place as
Canada's most-searched brand, Kijiji was surprised to see they'd been left off
Google's Zeitgeist List of Most Searched in Retail 2012.
Using Google's own Trends analytics tools, Kijiji was able to clearly track
their leading position as the most-searched retail site in Canada, where
Canadians locally buy, sell and trade from coast to coast.
"Mistakes happen to everyone!" said Bart Molenda, Head of Marketing, Kijiji
Canada. "But the numbers don't lie: Kijiji is the clear leader amongst
competitors in searches for online retail brands in Canada. We're not calling
for a recount, but we do hope that next time we get invited to the Zeitgeist."
Kijiji is searched for 2.7 times more than the next closest brand, and as seen
in the chart below, is several times more popular in what is otherwise a close
About Kijiji Canada
Kijiji, which means "village" in Swahili, is the number one classifieds site
in Canada, connecting ten-million buyers and sellers each month. Kijiji.ca
offers Canadians a free, easy, and local way to buy, sell, and trade goods and
services in their community. With local sites for more than 100 cities and
towns across the country, Kijiji makes it easy for Canadians to find exactly
what they're looking for in their own community. Kijiji Canada is part of the
eBay Classifieds Group, the global leader in online classifieds with a global
presence in more than 20 countries and 1,000 cities.
media please contact:
Kiel Hume Environics Communications on behalf of Kijiji Canada 416-969-2807
Image with caption: "Kijiji vs. Rest According to Google Trends (Jan 2012-Nov
2012) (CNW Group/Kijiji Canada)". Image available at:
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