[Ranking]: Which Tech Brands Were Searched The Most Online In 2020

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The year 2020 has taught us the power of technology amidst pandemic times. Brand value of global tech brands increased during the pandemic year, as was their mind recall.

Annual search volumes were documented for each of the 20 most valuable tech brands and divided by the quantity of years since they were founded to establish a standardised annual search volume for each brand.

Rank Tech Brands Year Founded Average Yearly Search Volume Standardised Yearly Search Volume
1 Facebook 2004 371,773,134 21,869,008
2 Google 1998 377,319,654 16,405,202
3 Instagram 2010 126,858,078 11,532,553
5 Xiaomi 2010 31,866,270 2,896,934
6 Dell 1984 70,019,934 1,892,431
7 Samsung 1936 112,291,200 1,321,073
4 Apple 1976 51,206,020 1,137,912
8 Huawei 1987 36,586,902 1,076,085
9 Microsoft 1975 29,946,600 651,013
10 SAP 1972 10,997,784 224,445
11 Intel 1968 11,260,758 212,467
12 Cisco 1984 4,572,480 123,581
13 Oracle 1977 3,653,825 83,041
14 Linked In 2002 1,036,932 57,607
15 Adobe 1982 14,973,858 31,995
16 Tencent 1998 633,450 27,541
17 IBM 1911 2,391,192 21,738
18 Accenture 1989 616,894 19,278
19 Sales Force 1999 113,250 5,148
20 Baidu 2000 354,666 1,407

 

 

 

RebootOnline.com can reveal that Facebook is the most popular tech brand in Europe with a standardised average of 21,869,008 annual searches. The social media site, founded in 2004, is most popular in Ireland (91,359,320 monthly searches), the United Kingdom (81,463,400 monthly searches) and Italy (79,643,310 monthly searches).

Ranking as Europe’s second most popular tech brand is Google with a standardised average of 16,405,202 annual searches.

Courtesy: VisualCapitalist.com

Founded in 1998, Google is most popular in the United Kingdom (88,934,770 monthly searches), Germany (85,110,050 monthly searches) and France (83,654,820 monthly searches).

Following behind is Instagram (2010) in third place, with a standardised average of 11,532,553 annual searches. This social media giant is most popular in Italy (24,967,690 monthly searches), the United Kingdom (23,212,240 monthly searches) and Germany (22,054,690 monthly searches).

Most notably, Xiaomi and Huawei, two Chinese tech brands, rank amongst the top ten most popular in Europe, respectively coming in fourth and eighth. Xiaomi, founded in 2010, rakes in a standardised average of 2,896,934 searches per annum, 155% higher than Apple (1,137,912 standardised annual searches) and 345% higher than Microsoft (651,013 standardised annual searches).

At the other end in 20th place is Baidu, founded in 2000. With only 354,666 annual searches a year Baidu accumulates a standardised average of just 1,407 annual searches.

Changes In Popularity During Pandemic:

Experts at RebootOnline.com compared Google Trends averages for each tech brand between March 2019 to 2020 and March 2020 to 2021 to establish a percentage increase, giving insight into changes in popularity.

Rank

Tech Brands

Google Trends Increase (%)

1

Apple

76.3

2

Huawei

71.4

3

Xiaomi

20

4

Baidu

17.1

5

Dell

8.5

6

Instagram

8.2

7

Intel

5.1

8

Facebook

-1.1

9

Linked In

-1.2

10

Sales Force

-1.3

11

Samsung

-2.5

12

SAP

-6.7

13

Adobe

-7.9

14

Accenture

-8.6

15

Cisco

-10.3

16

Tencent

-12.3

17

IBM

-15.1

18

Microsoft

-15.3

19

Oracle

-19.3

20

Google

-30.8

 

Despite ranking as the seventh most popular tech brand in Europe, Apple stands as the tech brand which has seen the sharpest increase in popularity as a result of Covid-19 with a whopping 76.3% Google Trends increase over the past year.

Standing as the second tech brand that has increased in popularity the most is Huawei, seeing a 71.4% Google Trends increase since the start of the pandemic.

Ranking third is Xiaomi with a 20% Google Trends increase over the past year.

Baidu (17.1%), Dell (8.5%), Instagram (8.2%) and Intel (5.1%) have all seen a Google Trends increase, respectively ranking fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh.

At the other end, we have Google who has seemingly dropped in popularity the most with a shocking –30.8% decrease in Google Trends average since the beginning of the pandemic.

Other surprising decreases can be seen in Microsoft (-15.3%) and Facebook (-1.1%) being among the major tech brands to see a popularity decrease despite our lives becoming predominantly virtual.

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