Google’s “Year in Search” Reveals What We Searched Most in 2017
Google released its annual lists yesterday of the stuff we googled the most this year. As always, they broke it down into different categories.
The top five searches worldwide were Hurricane Irma, the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, Matt Lauer, and Prince Harry's new fiancée, actress Meghan Markle. Here are the top 10 search topics overall in the U.S.:
- Hurricane Irma.
- Matt Lauer.
- Tom Petty.
- The Super Bowl.
- The Las Vegas shooting.
- The Mayweather vs. McGregor fight.
- The solar eclipse.
- Hurricane Harvey.
- Aaron Hernandez.
- Fidget spinners.
The top five news-related searches were Hurricane Irma, the Vegas shooting, the solar eclipse, Hurricane Harvey, and the price of Bitcoin.
The top five tech products we searched for were the iPhone 8, the iPhone X, the Nintendo Switch, the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the new Razer phone.
The top "how to" question was "how to make slime," up from #4 in 2016. The rest of the top five were, "how to make solar eclipse glasses", "how to watch the eclipse", "how to watch Mayweather vs. McGregor", and "how to buy Bitcoin."
Read more at Google Trends.