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Cities Egosurfing

Google Trends launched this week, giving average folks the chance to explore what people have been Googleing for the past few years. Along the timeline, there are markers with significant news events that may (or may not) explain spikes in traffic.

<h3>Cities that don't search for themselves:</h3>

<ol>

    <li>Most "Portland" Searches: Beaverton</li>
    <li>Most "Green Bay" Searches: De Pere</li>
    <li>Most "San Francisco" Searches: Pleasanton</li>
    <li>Most "South Park" Searches: Budapest</li>
    <li>Most "Dallas" Searches: Richardson</li>
    <li>Most "Los Angeles" Searches: Van Nuys</li>

</ol>

Of course, New York searches for itself more than any other place.