Google’s most popular search terms for 2013

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Google’s most popular search terms for 2013

Google has once again published its top ten searches of 2013, and this year the number one search term was Nelson Mandela.

Check out the top 10 global searches of 2013: 

1. Nelson Mandela

2. Paul Walker

3. iPhone 5S

4. Cory Monteith

5. Harlem Shake

6. Boston Marathon

7. Royal Baby

8. Samsung Galaxy s4

9. PlayStation 4

10. North Korea

Unsurprisingly the number 1 trending search term was for the former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. Google stated the global search interest for Nelson Mandela was already high but after his passing millions turned to Google to learn more about him.

Tragedies like the Boston Marathon and the passing of Paul Walker and Cory Monteith also captured the world’s attention.

Technology once again made it into the top 10 with the iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 and the PlayStation 4 making the list.

The popular Harlem Shake made it to number 5. The first Harlem Shake video was uploaded to YouTube in February and quickly went viral. Now over 1.7 million videos of different versions of the Harlem Shake have been uploaded to YouTube.

Along with the top global searches, Google has also released their annual Year-End Zeitgeist page which lists the top 100 trending searches of 2013 and the most popular searches for people, events, movies, songs, etc.  

Luke Stanley