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This week I was wandering what was the favorite food for Americans, and found some articles about Hamburgers, Pizzas, Pies, etc.; but looking for more accuracy, I looked it up on Google Trends for the most searched food-related queries and this was what I found:

1. Pizza
2. Chicken
3. Cake
4. Cheese
5. Salad

Detailed information about each food item and its searchability by US city is enclosed in the images attached to this article.

What I find very important is to analyze what makes this food-related queries the most searched words at Google witn the food category, and looking into details there are some reasons behind each of them.

Pizza is the most searched and it’s linked to delivery, phones numbers and online menus for the main pizza restaurants like Pizza Hut and Dominos.

Chicken is relevant when it comes to recipes. Apparently, is a common word people search when looking for recipes.

Queries with “cake” are mainly to find images of cakes (reason for which is the No. 1 food querie on Google images search), and cake recipes.

The cheesy search is tighted to mac and cheese and Chuck e Cheese, with other linkages to recipes and types of cheese.

And salad is the 5th most searched food-word in the US because of people looking for recipes and dressings.


One page at a time, Adam J. Kurtz


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Now I’m going to show a couple of examples on how products and services are actioning these triggers through their mass communication:


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Our brains crave fascination!