Google Releases Lists of the Most Googled Subjects of 2017



Top Google Searches 2017

The end of the year is fast approaching and as often is the case at this time of year, we get a lot of top 10 lists. Google, however, has released one that might be more interesting than usual.

The search engine has released a number of top 10s for categories of most-searched items. While some of these are not unexpected, there are a few surprise additions to the list. Although, strangely enough, not much about themselves, despite a busy Google news year.

In a report via the Independent, the list is broken into different areas.



Top 10 results

Not so much a case of ‘feeling lucky’ here. You can find below the top searches based on their area. So, for example Floyd Mayweather would come under sports and The Walking Dead is under television.

TOP 10 TRENDING QUERIES

Put simply, the top 10 searches which caused trending spikes. Presumably, the ranking is based on the height of the traffic spikes.
Meghan Markle
iPhone 8
Hurricane Irma
Fidget spinner
Manchester bombing
Grenfell Tower
13 Reasons Why
Tara Palmer Tomkinson
Shannon Matthews
iPhone X

TOP 10 ‘HOW TO’ GUIDES

Each one of the following (preceded by ‘How to’) ranks what we wanted to know the most this year.
Make slime?
Buy Bitcoin?
Stay young?
Watch Mayweather vs McGregor? (presumably entirely legally of course).
Watch Joshua vs Klitschko? (again, I’m sure though legal sources).
Mine Bitcoins?
Make Yorkshire pudding?
Make a fidget spinner?
Vote in the general election?
Lose belly fat fast?

TOP 10 ‘WHAT IS’ QUESTIONS

We found out what we wanted to do, so what did we want to find out about? (Remember all questions are proceeded with ‘What is’).
A hung parliament?
An exit poll?
The Confederations Cup?
Bitcoin?
The Antikythera mechanism?
A pangolin? (I just Googled this myself. It’s some kind of crazy anteater creature).
A general election?
Waterboarding? (Hopefully just for curiosity rather than application).
The DUP?
Pink’s real name?


More lists abound!

TOP 10 NEWS EVENTS

The most searched for news stories of the year.
Hurricane Irma
Manchester bombing
Grenfell Tower
North Korea (We have written a fair bit about North Korea ourselves).
London Bridge attack
General election
Harvey Weinstein
Catalan independence
Las Vegas shooting
Kevin Spacey

TOP 10 PEOPLE

Another easy one, the most searched for person/s of 2017.
Meghan Markle
Tara Palmer Tomkinson
Shannon Matthews
Charlie Gard
Jack Maynard
Donald Trump (We’ve written a lot about him as well this year).
Chester Bennington
Bruce Forsyth
Harvey Weinstein
Jodie Whittaker

TOP 10 TV SHOWS

Remember, this is Google searches. This list in no way reflects fact. That is clearly evident based on about two-thirds of this list.
13 Reasons Why
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!
Strictly Come Dancing
Celebrity Big Brother
Game of Thrones
Peaky Blinders
Three Girls
Taboo
Little Boy Blue
Love Island


And the lists go on…

TOP 10 FILMS

Again, remember. This is searched for, not fact.
Beauty and the Beast
It
Dunkirk
La La Land
Logan
Murder on the Orient Express
Justice League
Fast & Furious 8
Wonder Woman
Blade Runner 2049

TOP 10 – NUMBER 1’S

The most searched for number 1 singles. The Games of Thrones cameo making Ed Sheeran tops this one.
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Harry Styles – Sign of the Times
Dua Lipa – New Rules
Post Malone – rockstar feat. 21 Savage
Taylor Swift – Look What You Made Me Do
Clean Bandit – Symphony feat. Zara Larsson
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee – Despacito feat. Justin Bieber
Calvin Harris – Feels feat. Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry, Big Sean
Sam Smith – Too Good At Goodbyes
Camila Cabello – Havana feat. Young Thug

TOP 10 RECIPES

We have been a hungry bunch this year. Although, I do find it perhaps a little depressing that some people needed Google to find out how to make some of these. At least beans on toast didn’t make the list.
Chilli con Carne
Spaghetti Bolognese
Beef bourguignon
Beef stroganoff
Hot cross buns
Dauphinoise potatoes
Omelette
Millionaire shortbread
Bechamel sauce
Chicken thighs

TOP 10 PREMIER LEAGUE CLUBS

In a league table of their own, Google has compiled a Premier League results based on the search engine enquiries.
Manchester Utd
Liverpool
Arsenal
Chelsea
Tottenham
Everton
Manchester City
West Ham
Newcastle Utd
Leicester City
Southampton
Crystal Palace
West Brom
Stoke City
Watford
Burnley
Swansea
Huddersfield
Brighton & Hove Albion
Bournemouth


What? No Google?

Despite all that Google has done this year, they don’t get a mention themselves I’m afraid. That isn’t, of course, taking the inception style query of Googling Google on Google. It does make us think though, what we will want to know or learn about next year.

What do you think? Any surprises for you there? What did you search for? Burnley in a relegation dogfight?! – Let us know in the comments!

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