Google’s most popular search terms 2015


Google’s most popular search terms 2015

Google is the world’s largest search engine and controls around 91% of the UKs search market which just shows us how vital Google is for search. Now, Google has released its annual list of the most popular search terms from around the world.

So what have we been most interested in this year? Here are the top 10 trending search terms of 2015:

  1. Lamar Odom
  2. Jurassic World
  3. American Sniper
  4. Caitlyn Jenner
  5. Ronda Rousey
  6. Paris
  7. Agario
  8. Chris Kyle
  9. Fallout 4
  10. Straight Outta Compton

These are the top “trending searches” which refers to queries which were searched most over a certain amount of time. Unfortunately, Google hasn’t released the exact number for how many times each trend was searched for; instead they have just released certain statistics for some of the year’s biggest moments, people or topics.

Topping the list this year was ex-NBA star and reality TV star Lamar Odom, who was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel this October.

Unsurprisingly, the deadly attacks in Paris last month were one of the most searched events this year with over 897 million searches on Google.

According to Google, this day saw the highest search for Paris since the search engine was launched with questions such as “Is it safe to travel to Paris?”, “what happened in Paris?” and “why did ISIS attack Paris?” being asked.

Google has broken down their most popular topics into 45 categories, including most searched people, movies, athletes, beers, cocktails, diets, cars and more. You can find the full list of trends here

Luke Stanley