The Most Popular Google Searches of 2017

14 December, 2017, 04:09 | Author: Jeannette Greene
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Google's Year in Search 2017 site also lists the top terms broken down by country, as well categories like people, news, actors, consumer tech, and more.

The internet giant has revealed the most searched for terms and questions of 2017, and the cryptocurrency takes two slots on the list of most popular "How to" searches, as well as featuring in the "What is" top ten.

Matt Lauer, who was sacked by NBC last month after he was accused of inappropriate sexual behavior, was the most searched person in the world. Super Bowl 5. Las Vegas Shooting 6. Meghan Markle made the list at No. 2 because of her engagement to Prince Harry.

When it came to "how to cook" searches, Aussies were most interested in tofu, eggplant and pasta.


Hurricane Harvey, which hit Texas in late August and caused massive flooding, was No. 8 on the list, and the fidget spinner, the top new toy of the year, was No. 10.

We redeemed ourselves somewhere in choice of movies - our favourite movie search of the year was Christopher Nolan's Second World War epic Dunkirk, despite the global hype around La La Land. The Netflix show "13 Reasons Why", which dealt with suicide, was No. 5, and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was No. 9 after he committed suicide in July.

The most-searched athlete of the year was Floyd Mayweather, which makes sense, given the hype surrounding the crossover mega-fight between him and Conor McGregor.

Last year's most searched terms included Prince, Powerball and Hillary Clinton, according to The Hollywood Reporter. It is followed by iPhone X in the second position, video game console Nintendo Switch in the third, Samsung Galaxy S8 in the fourth and Xbox One X in the fifth position.

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