Just like earlier, today, in our popular culture, most of the countries are stereotypically associated with certain products or services. Probably you also would think of Germany regarding beer or Mercedes, carpets of Turkey, electronics of Japan, or pizza of Italy.
But those things aren't always what people are searching on the internet using the most known search engine.
Fixr.com created a map of the world with the most Googled for an object in each country, using the autocomplete of Google with the following formula: How much does * cost in [x country].
We can’t say that these results scientifically proved because Google autocomplete results mostly vary and based on the searcher's history, the time of the search, and the place of search, etc. - they do say something about how countries perceived in our minds.
Some of the fascinating (and often shameful) results shown on the maps below:
Map of the most Googled search terms in Africa
Source of the image: Fixr.com
This map shows the most Googled search terms in the countries of Africa.
Did you believe that these are the most Googled words and terms in the different countries of Africa: Gas, petrol, camel, to ride a camel, slaves, food, bread, meal, diamonds, land, laptop, food, wedding, cow, goat, build a house, safari, beer.