Google was the most popular brand online in 2014, ranking first for the second year in a row, according to a recent report from Infegy.

The report was based on data from billions of online conversations that occurred last year about 800 top brands. The top 50 brands were then ranked based on a combination of popularity (volume of conversations) and sentiment (how positive the conversations were).

Google claimed the top spot thanks to the high volume of conversations about the brand (718 million posts) as well as the generally positive sentiment of those interactions (69% were positive). Twitter ranked second, followed by Facebook.

Online chatter about Apple (No. 4) spiked in September and October, during the launch of the iPhone 6. However, total conversations about the brand were down 32% from 2013.

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Ayaz Nanji is a digital strategist and a co-founder of ICW Media, a marketing agency specializing in content and social media services for tech firms. He is also a research writer for MarketingProfs. He has worked for Google/YouTube, the Travel Channel, AOL, and the New York Times.

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