Charles Duhigg Tops Google’s Trending Authors List for 2012

By Jason Boog Comment

Google has released its Zeitgeist 2012 report, a look at the search terms that drew the most attention this year.

In the humanities section of the report, Google revealed some dramatic surprises about authors.

Despite all the Fifty Shades of Grey mania in 2012, searches for New York Times staff writer and The Power of Habit author Charles Duhigg generated “the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011.”

Google’s Top Ten Trending Author Searches for 2012

  1. Charles Duhigg
  2. William Landay
  3. Brian Souza
  4. ML Stedman
  5. EL James
  6. Cheryl Strayed
  7. Gillian Flynn
  8. Sylvia Day
  9. Edward Klein
  10. Edward Conard

(Via Paul Bogaards)