Dogecoin (DOGE) outstripped Bitcoin (BTC) in Google searches in the week between May 2 and May 8, according to Google Trends data.
Dogecoin has been actively climbing up in terms of search volume and popularity with internet users actively looking for more information about Doge over the seven-day period leading up to Elon Musk’s Saturday Night Live segment.
The latest period has demonstrated that Dogecoin is able to outstrip Bitcoin in terms of pure search volume.
Interest in the currency is understandable as Elon Musk hosted a SNL show and was dubbed the “Dogefather”, a joke referring to Musk’s frequent endorsement of the currency, which even caught the eye of regulators.
DOGE lost some of its value during Musk’s segment and has fallen further as of this week. As of the time of writing, the currency is trading at $0.047.
Nevertheless, the currency showed resilience in terms of web traffic all throughout last week.
While interest in Dogecoin has soared according to Google Trends, that same data showed that the key interest in Dogecoin was in the US.
The US Virgin Islands were the jurisdiction with the second greatest search traffic for the currency, followed by Turkey in third place.
Some analysts, including Blockstream’s Adam Back have been skeptical of the currency, arguing that its lack of an inherent value has turned the currency into a “casino” with investors only looking to “pump and dump” the asset in a bid to turn a quick profit.