Google Releases its Top 10 Searches of 2014

It’s that time of the year again, where Google releases its top ten searches of the year. Here we’ll bring you both the American and Global ones for comparison.

Unfortunately it makes for rather depressing reading, making both lists this year are Robin Williams, Ebola, Malaysia Airlines and ISIS.

The lists are largely similar – even with respect to the positioning of the various items. The only difference is that Ukraine and Ferguson were in the US top ten, whereas globally we saw Conchita Wurst and Sochi Olympics chart instead.

 

Those charts in full:

US trending searches 2014

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. Flappy Bird
  6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  7. ISIS
  8. Ferguson
  9. Frozen
  10. Ukraine

Global trending searches 2014

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Flappy Bird
  7. Conchita Wurst
  8. ISIS
  9. Frozen
  10. Sochi Olympics

It makes you wonder what will come next year – it would be nice to see less disease and tragedy and more sports, music and entertainment.

Not only do we have the traditional end of year list from Google, but they’ve now baked this feature into the search function. Simply type “[google 2014] and you can get the trending topics from around the world.

When you’ve a spare moment head over to: https://www.google.com/trends/2014/ . Watch the video and scroll through the highlights of the year. It’s gone so quickly really, as Amit Singhal says in the blogspot post “A Year in Search: the moments that defined 2014”:

“So take a moment to appreciate what this year had to offer. It’ll be 2015 before you know it.”

Well said. We hope you had a great 2014 and here’s to 2015!

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