There are many people curious about the many fascinating countries throughout the world.  As a result, they are searching  on a conservative estimate about 216 million+ times a month for the 195 countries we analyzed today.

We also did a little peaking into Google’s databases to see what is potentially the most popular country being searched.  According to their historical search metrics, here are the:

Top 10 Countries Searched on Google

Keyword  Avg. monthly searches
1. indonesia                             24,900,000
2. india                               5,000,000
2. japanese* (tie)                               5,000,000
2. venezuela (tie)                               5,000,000
5. jordan                               4,090,000
6. argentina                               3,350,000
6. australia (tie)                               3,350,000
6. canada (tie)                               3,350,000
6. portugal (tie)                               3,350,000
10. america                               2,740,000

If we get technical, tied for #10 are also:

  • china
  • france
  • malta
  • mexico
  • new zealand
  • pakistan
  • russia
  • usa (which may increase the amount for the USA**)

*As you can see, google isn’t always the best with the data they provide (without extra keyword research work).  Google’s Keyword planner only shares searches on “japanese” being sought after 5 million times a month on average despite trying to get the exact volume for the term “japan.”  Unfortunately, without conducting an actual Google ads campaign, we would know the true number of impressions or monthly searches that are conducted on the term.  So, we’ll trust that this is a good estimate as we do with all their estimates.

At the same time, if we dive deeper, we’ll find there is much more available.

Starting off with the seed keyword “japan,” you’ll get 453 suggestions from google including:

  • tokyo – searched 1.22 mill/mo
  • osaka – 673k/mo
  • kyoto – 450k/mo
  • hokkaido – 301k/mo
  • yokohama – 246k/mo

but let’s say we’re interested in JUST searches with the word “japan” in it.  From the suggestions, we spawned a list of 102 phrases including:

  • japan flag
  • japan hot
  • tokyo japan
  • osaka japan
  • capital of japan

This list adds approximately 2.08+ million searches a month to our list.  If you ask google for more suggestions, you’ll get 1022 more suggestions that could bump this number higher to over 2.67+ million searches a month from these 1100+ phrases that have “japan” in them.  If we add the other terms like the cities listed above, the numbers could be as high as 11.8+ million and who knows with all the different extra permutations.

Regardless, the point is that you can always view these numbers as limited or more thorough depending on how much and what exactly you’re asking.  Our years of experience has shown that the questions are almost never fully satisfied because they always depend on exactly what is being asked.  Nevertheless, the aforementioned is the best estimates based off our limited checks.

Nevertheless, this free information is hopefully at least helpful for your interests.

Here are the rest of the top 100 most searched

croatia                               2,240,000
cuba                               2,240,000
germany                               2,240,000
iceland                               2,240,000
iran                               2,240,000
israel                               2,240,000
singapore                               2,240,000
bangladesh                               1,830,000
brazil                               1,830,000
colombia                               1,830,000
costa rica                               1,830,000
maldives                               1,830,000
peru                               1,830,000
philippines                               1,830,000
qatar                               1,830,000
sri lanka                               1,830,000
thailand                               1,830,000
turkey                               1,830,000
uk                               1,830,000
uruguay                               1,830,000
malaysia                               1,500,000
mauritius                               1,500,000
monaco                               1,500,000
nepal                               1,500,000
nigeria                               1,500,000
panama                               1,500,000
syria                               1,500,000
bahamas                               1,220,000
belgium                               1,220,000
chile                               1,220,000
egypt                               1,220,000
georgia                               1,220,000
greece                               1,220,000
guatemala                               1,220,000
italy                               1,220,000
madagascar                               1,220,000
north korea                               1,220,000
spain                               1,220,000
switzerland                               1,220,000
united states                               1,220,000
austria                               1,000,000
belize                               1,000,000
ethiopia                               1,000,000
fiji                               1,000,000
iraq                               1,000,000
ireland                               1,000,000
jamaica                               1,000,000
montenegro                               1,000,000
morocco                               1,000,000
myanmar                               1,000,000
oman                               1,000,000
saudi arabia                               1,000,000
senegal                               1,000,000
seychelles                               1,000,000
south africa                               1,000,000
afghanistan                                   823,000
albania                                   823,000
armenia                                   823,000
dominican republic                                   823,000
ecuador                                   823,000
haiti                                   823,000
honduras                                   823,000
netherlands                                   823,000
nicaragua                                   823,000
norway                                   823,000
poland                                   823,000
romania                                   823,000
serbia                                   823,000
sweden                                   823,000
ukraine                                   823,000
barbados                                   673,000
belarus                                   673,000
bhutan                                   673,000
bolivia                                   673,000
bulgaria                                   673,000
cambodia                                   673,000
cyprus                                   673,000
denmark                                   673,000
ghana                                   673,000
kenya                                   673,000
kuwait                                   673,000
laos                                   673,000

and for the rest of the list, here you go:

luxembourg                                   673,000
mali                                   673,000
mongolia                                   673,000
tunisia                                   673,000
uae                                   673,000
yemen                                   673,000
zimbabwe                                   673,000
andorra                                   550,000
azerbaijan                                   550,000
bahrain                                   550,000
el salvador                                   550,000
estonia                                   550,000
finland                                   550,000
hungary                                   550,000
kazakhstan                                   550,000
macedonia                                   550,000
san marino                                   550,000
slovenia                                   550,000
somalia                                   550,000
south korea                                   550,000
st lucia                                   550,000
tanzania                                   550,000
uganda                                   550,000
algeria                                   450,000
angola                                   450,000
brunei                                   450,000
congo                                   450,000
czech republic                                   450,000
eritrea                                   450,000
guyana                                   450,000
latvia                                   450,000
lebanon                                   450,000
liechtenstein                                   450,000
lithuania                                   450,000
malawi                                   450,000
mozambique                                   450,000
namibia                                   450,000
paraguay                                   450,000
rwanda                                   450,000
samoa                                   450,000
uzbekistan                                   450,000
burkina faso                                   368,000
burma                                   368,000
moldova                                   368,000
sudan                                   368,000
togo                                   368,000
vanuatu                                   368,000
botswana                                   301,000
chad                                   301,000
djibouti                                   301,000
gabon                                   301,000
gambia                                   301,000
liberia                                   301,000
niger                                   301,000
papua new guinea                                   301,000
sierra leone                                   301,000
slovakia                                   301,000
suriname                                   301,000
tonga                                   301,000
turkmenistan                                   301,000
benin                                   246,000
burundi                                   246,000
cabo verde                                   246,000
grenada                                   246,000
kyrgyzstan                                   246,000
libya                                   246,000
palau                                   246,000
swaziland                                   246,000
zambia                                   246,000
cameroon                                   201,000
guinea                                   201,000
kiribati                                   201,000
lesotho                                   201,000
nauru                                   201,000
trinidad and tobago                                   201,000
dominica                                   165,000
mauritania                                   165,000
tajikistan                                   165,000
tuvalu                                   165,000
micronesia                                   135,000
solomon islands                                   135,000
timor leste                                   135,000
viet nam                                   135,000
marshall islands                                   110,000
south sudan                                   110,000
bosnia and herzegovina                                     90,500
st kitts and nevis                                     90,500
central african republic                                     74,000
comoros                                     74,000
côte d ivoire                                     74,000
democratic republic of congo                                     74,000
equatorial guinea                                     74,000
guinea bissau                                     74,000
antigua and barbuda                                     60,500
holy see                                     49,500
sao tome and principe                                     33,100
saint vincent and the grenadines                                     18,100
state of palestine                                       8,100

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