The Top 10 Google Searches in 2017

The Top 10 Google Searches in 2017

Sunday, 31 December, 2017

What kind of a year have we really had in 2017? These days, it’s easier than ever to get a global glimpse into the topics that have been preying on our collective minds.

This month, researchers at Google have released the results of their annual Google Trends analysis.

By looking at popular search terms around the world, they are able to build up a fascinating picture of what people are thinking in every corner of the globe.

In a year of deadly natural disasters, royal engagements, and political upheaval, billions of people have been turning to Google to help them understand the world around them.

Top 10 searches worldwide

Celebrities, current events and sports all made an appearance on the list, with the top spot being taken by one of the strongest Atlantic storms in recent years.

Elsewhere, gadgets were on the minds of many searchers, with both of Apple’s newest iPhones and fidget spinners among the most popular terms.

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. iPhone 8
  3. iPhone X
  4. Matt Lauer
  5. Meghan Markle
  6. 13 Reasons Why
  7. Tom Petty
  8. Fidget Spinner
  9. Chester Bennington
  10. India National Cricket

Top 10 UK searches 2017

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the new royal fiancée was the most searched for term in the UK, while concern for our neighbours across the pond put Hurricane Irma into third place.

Elsewhere, homegrown disasters were very much on our minds, as Google users sought to find out more about the tragedies that tore Manchester and London apart.

  1. Meghan Markle
  2. iPhone 8
  3. Hurricane Irma
  4. Fidget spinner
  5. Manchester bombing
  6. Grenfell Tower
  7. 13 Reasons Why
  8. Tara Palmer Tomkinson
  9. Shannon Matthews
  10. iPhone X

Top 10 people searched on Google in 2017

2017 saw plenty of people making headlines – and not always for the right reasons. So, it should come as no surprise that film producer Harvey Weinstein, news anchor Matt Lauer and acting legend Kevin Spacey, all the subject of sexual abuse allegations over the past 12 months, each make an appearance here.

Meanwhile, Google users also wanted to know more about the journalists, politicians and sportsmen who helped shaped the year.

  1. Matt Lauer
  2. Meghan Markle
  3. Nadia Toffa
  4. Harvey Weinstein
  5. Kevin Spacey
  6. Gal Gadot
  7. Melania Trump
  8. Floyd Mayweather
  9. Michael Flynn
  10. Philippe Coutinho
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Suzi Marsh is a freelance writer and blogger based in South West England.