What We Searched for in 2017 According to Google

Google recently released reports on the top trending searches of 2017. Check out the results below!


The results based upon the highest spikes in searches for terms compared to the number of times they were searched for the year prior includes everything from devastating natural disasters and horrific tragedies to once in a lifetime opportunities and even a giraffe! Check out the list below!

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Las Vegas Shooting
  3. Solar Eclipse
  4. Hurricane Harvey
  5. Bitcoin Price
  6. North Korea
  7. Hurricane Jose
  8. Hurricane Maria
  9. April the Giraffe
  10. DACA

The top 10 searches of the entire year included some of the same stories with a few others in the mix including the death of an icon, an epic fight, and one of the hottest toy trends we’ve seen in a while! Check out the list below!

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Matt Lauer
  3. Tom Petty
  4. Super Bowl
  5. Las Vegas Shooting
  6. Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
  7. Solar Eclipse
  8. Hurricane Harvey
  9. Aaron Hernandez
  10. Fidget Spinner


When it comes to who people were searching for the list includes some A-list celebrities, TV hosts and individuals accused in the recent celebrity sexual harassment scandal. Check out the full list below!

  1. Matt Lauer
  2. Meghan Markle
  3. Harvey Weinstein
  4. Michael Flynn
  5. Kevin Spacey
  6. Bill O’Reilly
  7. Melania Trump
  8. Kathy Griffin
  9. Milo Yiannopoulos
  10. Gal Gadot

Ever wonder what people want to know “how-to” do? If so check out the top ten list below of the most searched “how-to” phrases many of which coincide with the searches above!

  1. How to make slime
  2. How to make solar eclipse glasses
  3. How to watch the solar eclipse
  4. How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor
  5. How to buy Bitcoin
  6. How to freeze your credit
  7. How to solve a Rubix Cube
  8. How to make a fidget spinner
  9. How to cook a turkey in the oven
  10. How to screen record

What are your thoughts about the most trendy searches of 2017? Do you recall searching for one or all of these terms throughout the year? What do you think will be the most searched in 2018? Let us know in the comments below!

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