Farmers Protest 2.0 ranking low in Google Trends despite surge in search interest; Here's what FAQ says
Farmer Unions' meeting with a delegation of the Central Government remained inconclusive and hence farmers went ahead with their plans of 'Delhi Chalo'.-
Farmers' 'Delhi Chalo' Protest on Tuesday began after Punjab Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee General Secretary Sarwan Singh Pandher addressed a press conference. Farmer Unions' meeting with a delegation of the Central Government remained inconclusive and hence farmers went ahead with their plans to reach the National Capital to protest against the Government of India. On X, the Famers Protest 2024 has been trending for the past two days. As last updated, 193K posts were made under the hashtag of Farmers Protest 2024. However, what was seen as the most trending topic on X, Google Trends data showcased a contracting truth.
On Google Trends, Farmers Protest 2.0 was ranked at number 8 despite a continuous surge in search interest. Interestingly, Australia and Sri Lanka women's team under-19 squad news was ranked number 1 when True Scoop News checked Google Trends. On checking further, Trends showcased that the search interest of the Australia Under19 Squad was 58 (while writing). Bangladesh Premier League ranked at 2 and had 100 search interest, Reliance Industries Limited had less search interest but ranked 3.
Now, the question arises as to why Google Trends has ranked news topics with higher interest rates quite low? Let's understand what Google Trends FAQ says-
Google Trends does filter out some types of searches, such as: Searches made by very few people: Trends only shows data for popular terms, so search terms with low volume appear as "0", Duplicate searches: Trends eliminates repeated searches from the same person over a short period of time. Special characters: Trends filters out queries with apostrophes and other special characters.
How is a sample of searches representative?
While only a sample of Google searches are used in Google Trends, this is sufficient because we handle billions of searches per day. Providing access to the entire data set would be too large to process quickly. By sampling data, we can look at a dataset representative of all Google searches, while finding insights that can be processed within minutes of an event happening in the real world. Read Google Trends FAQ In Detail
But the question remains why is Farmer’s Protest so low on the Trends despite the visibly high Search Interest? True Scoop News does not intend to imply any wrongdoings, but Farmers' protest low ranking indeed raise eyebrows.