Myburgh 2022 Time series difference plots of Google Trends API data with LOESS
Recent changes to the Google Trends API resulted in potential changes to the way data from this resource is interpreted. Here we present 12 630 time series of the differences observed in values extracted from the Google Trends API before and after the said change was implemented. LOESS was applied to aid in the visual inspection of potential changes. Data was extracted for 421 search terms in thirty countries on 9-12 June 2022 (before) and 22 July 2022 (after).