Wednesday, 17 January, 2018

These top Google searches of 2017 are depressing AF

Lists are based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016 Lists are based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016
June Sullivan | 14 December, 2017, 16:13

Click through the slideshow to see the top searches of 2017 on Google...

Hurricane Ophelia, Donald Trump and Ireland V Denmark were the top three Google searches in Ireland this year.

Bollywood and cricket were the two most searched themes this year.

This year, the search engine published data concerning top celebrities searched, top searches for television shows and movies, top music celebs searched, and more.

Aside from Bitcoin, Google's search trends tell a tale of political tumult and royal romance.

The Golden Retriever was the most searched dog breed in the United States, followed by the Poodle and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi. Despacito, a catchy tune from Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee, was the most searched song in the world. It is followed by iPhone X in the second position, video game console Nintendo Switch in the third, Samsung Galaxy S8 in the fourth and Xbox One X in the fifth position.

Globally, the top search was for Hurricane Irma.

The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman".

On the plus side, millions of Britons this year earnestly asked Google "how to vote in the general election?".

"The Today Show" journalist Matt Lauer, who was recently fired for harassment allegations, took the second spot for the overall searches, and the first among the people searched.

Following close behind Lauer were rock star Tom Petty, who died in October, the Super Bowl and the Las Vegas massacre. These queries range from how to help those affected by natural disasters, local communities, and more.

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