Google chose World Cup, “Black Panther.”, Election Results, Meghan Markle were the top-trending searches in the world over the past 12 months depending on the terms that had the highest spikes in traffic as compared to the previous year.
As the year ends, Google’s list is more like a recap of topics and news events which were the most fascinating for hundreds of millions of Internet users worldwide.
The worldwide top trending searches list is almost entirely dominated by celebrity deaths: Mac Miller, Anthony Bourdain, Stephen Hawking, Stan Lee, Kate Spade, XXXTentacion and Avicii.
Remarkable events such as Hurricane Florence and Michael, the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings, the Mega Millions lottery drawing, the royal wedding and the government shutdown all made Google’s worldwide “news” list.
No real shock on Google’s list of most trending people searched in 2018, including Markle, Demi Lovato, Sylvester Stallone, Logan Paul, Khloe Kardashian, Stormy Daniels and Cardi B.
Films like “Black Panther,” “Deadpool 2,” “Venom,” “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” topped the search giant’s movies list, while Lovato, Cardi B, Daniel Kublbock, Travis Scott and Rick Ross were the highest trending musicians.
Google also breaks out a range of more specific trending search lists for the United States, along with Diets (dominated by Keto, Dubrow, Noom, Carnivore and Mediterranean), Fashion Brands (Fashion Nova, Louis Vuitton, Versace, Givenchy and Gucci) and GIFs (Fortnite, Default Dance, Dilly Dilly, Orange Justice and Black Panther).
In America, the top “news” list also includes “Olympic medal count.”