Russia World Cup tops Google's list of 2018's most searched for terms

14 December, 2018, 07:37 | Author: Jared Lewis
  • Black Panther was the highest grossing and most searched for movie of the year

Curiosity - and concern - got the best of all of us this year.

The Duchess of Sussex, Khloe Kardashian and GDPR were among the most searched topics in the United Kingdom this year, according to Google's Year In Search project.

Google's flagship feature, its search engine, is an immensely useful tool and is used by pretty much every person in the world who is on the internet. The Winter Olympic Games captured spot number two, with the Humboldt Broncos taking third. 2018 was also a year of tragedy. Hurricane Florence is the second most searched for news globally.

Meanwhile, scandals also made for heavy search volumes. The top five list includes "supermarkets near me", "gas stations near me", "cashpoint near me", and "car dealers near me".

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Among the most popular Google search terms of 2018 were Stan Lee and Black Panther (which were ranked the fourth and fifth most popular searches of the year respectively) - terms Marvel fans will easily recognize.

Top "near me" searches: Jobs near me, Nandos near me, Dischem near me, McDonalds near me, Guesthouse near me, Postnet near me, Steers near me, Spar near me, Debonairs near me, Spur near me. 1990s and grunge fashion are also still in style. Quite the difference from 2017's top how to question, which was How to make slime.

The trending events list was dominated by FIFA World Cup 2018, followed by the swearing-in of Raila Odinga as the People's President in January 2018.

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