Oops! Google Forgets Canada's Most Searched Brand in 2012 Zeitgeist

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 
horse race. 
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:  
SOURCE: Kijiji Canada 
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ST: Ontario
-0- Dec/13/2012 21:18 GMT
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