As the year 2015 comes to an end, it is time when Google comes up with its list of the ‘Most Searched’.
Ever since Modi has come to power, there have been lots of discussions on businesses, FDI, and industrialization. Perhaps that reflects in the way Indians searched on Google too.
Here’s the list of Google’s Most Searched Companies in India in the year 2015.
NO. 10: Paytm:
Paytm began in 2010 as a company offering mobile and DTH recharge. But the company’s services were so effective that the company quickly diversified into other services such as bus travel, electricity bills, gas bills, and telephone bills. The response got much better over the years, and today, Paytm ranks among India’s largest e-retailers. Such has been Paytm’s success, that they were the sponsor for the recent India-South Africa Cricket series!
Founded in 2009 by Brian Acton and Jan Koum, who met while they were working at Yahoo!, WhatsApp is easily the world’s most popular messaging application with over 900 million subscribers. What has kept WhatsApp going, is its simplicity, efficiency, and the ability to share any sort of media. WhatsApp today has become an essential part of your smartphone, and most mobile network companies attract potential customers by providing offers on WhatsApp. The company was bought by Facebook for about US$ 16 billion, and since the company only has 55 employees, someone got very drunk that night!!
Created by Piyush Agrawal, Cricbuzz is a website devoted completely to cricket. In a nation that is completely crazy about cricket, Cricbuzz identified a huge space and capitalized on the opportunity, just when the smartphone boom happened in India. In a short span of time, Cricbuzz has become the most popular mobile app for cricket news and scores in India. If you’re stuck in work during an exciting match, Cricbuzz is the place you should go to!
7. HDFC Bank:
The fifth largest bank in India in terms of assets, HDFC Bank has in a short time, acquired the reputation for being an efficient and timely bank. While most people remember ICICI Bank being the first private bank that advertised itself on its punctuality and efficiency, HDFC Bank has, in a few years, captured the imagination of the younger and corporate sector in India. For all you know, your company probably gave you a Salary Account with HDFC Bank too!
6. Indian Railways:
Needing no introduction whatsoever, the Indian Railways is one of the largest train networks in the world, with 115,000 km of track across the breadth and width of the country. Even though there have been lots of talk about the privatization of the Railways, the government remains firm in its resolution to retain control over the giant organization, and improve its infrastructure. The fact that it still remains in the Top 10 searched companies in India, proves its relevance in today’s times too.
Started by Kunal Bahl and Rohit Bansal, Snapdeal began in the year 2010, and quickly rose in the ranks to become one of India’s top three online retailers. Funded by some of the world’s largest companies like Intel and SoftBank Corp., Snapdeal seems to be surging ahead in full speed, and it is little surprise that it ranks among the top five searched companies in India.
Founded in 1994 by Jeff Bezos, who quit his job at D.E. Shaw & Co, Amazon began as an online retailer of books. Within a decade, Amazon had metamorphosised into a gigantic multinational conglomerate that dealt with electronics, software, video games, and appliances.
Amazon launched in India in the year 2013, Amazon quickly rose up the ranks and is probably the biggest competitor to beat in the Indian e-commerce sector.
3. State Bank of India:
Founded in 1921 (as the Imperial Bank of India), State Bank of India is by far the largest banking and financial services company in India. With 13,000 branches, which include 190 foreign offices, State Bank of India has an enviable footprint in the country.
However, if you’re used to the services of private banks like ICICI and HDFC, the State Bank of India might seem like a journey through a Time Machine.
Like it or hate it, you cannot ignore IRCTC. The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) is a website that you HAVE to visit, if you wish to travel by train. Even though the UI of the website has improved remarkably over the years, you cannot deny that the website still feels laggy, especially if you compare it with the winner of the list…
It is perhaps right that a home-grown company has to rank at the No.1 position. Flipkart has been in the news all through the year, whether it is the Big Billion Sales, or its decision to go ‘App Only’. The e-commerce company that was launched in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal has been a pioneer in the Indian e-commerce scene, and rightly deserves the first place.
Did you favourite company feature in the list? Which company do YOU search for most often? Let us know in the comments section below!