Top Google searches of 2014


Top Google searches of 2014

Every year Google releases the results of the most searched things of the last 12 months. These results are always fascinating, allowing us to see what people around the world are thinking about throughout the year.

These results aren’t necessarily the most searched terms of the year overall but instead the most searched “trends”, meaning the searches that were extremely popular at certain times throughout the year.

Google breaks down these searches into many categories such as most searched people, actors, athletes, books, cars, among many others.

The top trending searches however include the most shocking and exciting news events of the years, here are the top 10 trending searches 2014:

Global Trending Searches

  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

But what Gadgets have dominated Google’s search in 2014? Most of these results aren’t surprising, obviously including tech giants such as Apple and Samsung but others are a little more surprising, and one piece of wearable technology that hasn’t even hit the market yet has made it into the top 10, which suggests it may be hugely successful when it is released in early 2015.

Here are the top 10 trending gadgets of 2014:

Global Trending Consumer Electronics

  1. iPhone 6
  2. Samsung Galaxy S5
  3. Nexus 6
  4. Moto G
  5. Samsung Note 4
  6. LG G3
  7. XBox One
  8. Apple Watch
  9. Nokia X
  10. iPad Air

Whether you enjoyed these trends or they drove you mad, it is always fun to look back over this year’s events. There are 52 other Google trending search categories that you can check out here -Google trends 2014.

Luke Stanley