More people than ever are searching Google for information on moving to Canada, following fears caused by Brexit and Donald Trump’s successes in the US presidential race.
Data published by The Economist has compared 12 years of Google search volumes. It reveals that the highest-ever spikes occurred on the nights of the Brexit referendum result, and when Donald Trump won seven Republican primaries in a single evening.
— The Economist (@ECONdailycharts) July 2, 2016
Moving2Canada is also experiencing an increase in traffic from Google from these countries. We collect data on the various ways people come to us (Google, Facebook, directly typing www.moving2canada.com, etc).
In 2015, 7.64pc of our total new visitors were in the US, and found us through Google. In the first week of March, this jumped to 13.89pc, coinciding with Trump’s ‘Super Tuesday’ victories.
The figure for Google in the UK was 6.1pc in 2015. In the week following the Brexit referendum on the UK’s EU membership, this figure more than tripled, and accounted for 20.36pc of our audience.