A year in Google searches

By Jay Jay

Towards the end of a tumultuous year, what if we could analyze our little love affairs with Google- those few minutes during lunches, to control a few yawns during meetings, when the boss isn’t around, on the way to work, then on the way back home and finally lulling ourselves to sleep?

An analysis by Google has done exactly that- summing up our little curiosities, grounded passions and quiet flirtations with sport, glitterati, celebrities, food and the social media.

The Football World Cup and the iPhone 6 led the top trending searches, while Ebola and the ALS dominated news searches.

Users were most curious about graphiti artist Banksy and ‘Frenchy’ Angelique Morgan, the Ebola, how to draw and the wonder kiss. In a year of celebrity deaths, Peaches Geldof, Robin Williams and Rik Mayall were the most searched. Most users wondered where Honduras and Uruguay were, while no makeup selfies and monkey selfies drew more attention than Kim Kardashian’s selfies.

Beyonce, Jennifer Lawrence, Ed Sheeran and Jay Zee were the most searched stars on Google, beating the likes of Pharrell Williams, Benedict Cumberbach, Emma Watson and George Clooney by a sizable margin.

Among movies, Transformers 4 and the American Hustle were the most searched in the UK. Here’s the list:

Top Trending:

World Cup 2014

iPhone 6

Peaches Geldof

Robin Williams

Rik Mayall

Flappy Bird

Ebola

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Grand National 2014

Jennifer Lawrence

Top News Stories

ALS Malaysia Airlines

Luis Suarez Bite

Scottish Independence

Cliff Richard

Celebrity Photo Hack

Oscar Pistorius

Michael Shumacher

Frank Maloney  

‘Who’

Who is Banksy

Who is Frenchy

Who is Dappy

Who is Hamas

Who is Sia

Who is Ultron

Who is Isis

Who is R5

Who is Twiggy

Who is Lohanthony    

‘What’

What is Ebola

What is ALS

What is love

What is fracking

What is autism

What is gluten

What is lupus

What is anxiety

What is gout

What is twerking

How to...

How to draw

How to kiss

How to crochet

How to meditate

How to knit

How to twerk

How to squat

How to shuffle

How to revise

How to screenshot  

‘Where’

Where is Honduras

Where is Uruguay

Where is Sochi

Where is Gleneagles

Where is Estonia

Where is Algeria

Where is Broadmoor

Where is Brazil

Where is Ecuador

Where is Palestine  

Selfie

Selfie

Selfie stick

No makeup selfie

Selfie song

Oscar selfie

Monkey selfie

Danny Dyer selfie

Yolo selfie

Queen selfie

Kim Kardashian selfie  

Losses

Peaches Geldof

Robin Williams

Rik Mayall

Philip Seymour Hoffman

Joan Rivers

Lynda Bellingham

Richard Attenborough

Bob Hoskins

Maya Angelou

Stephen Sutton  

Female Stars

Beyonce

Jennifer Lawrence

Katy Perry

Ariana Grande

Taylor Swift

Katie Price

Nicki Minaj

Selena Gomez

Mary Berry

Emma Watson   

Rising Females

Ariana Grande

Kylie Minogue

Kim Kardashian

Zoella

Sia

Kylie Jenner

Mary Berry

Pixie Lott

Mel B

Lorde    

Male Stars

Ed Sheeran

Jay Z

Harry Styles

Benedict Cumberbatch

David Beckham

Pharrell Williams

Zac Efron

Robbie Williams

Justin Timberlake

George Clooney    

Rising Male Stars

Pharrell Williams

Benedict Cumberbatch

George Clooney

Jay Z

Nigel Farage

Zac Efron

Rory Mcilroy

Jon Snow

Brooklyn Beckham

Tom Hiddleston  

Businesses

Rightmove

Gumtree

Next

Tesco

Asda

John Lewis

Natwest

Halifax

Santander

Marks and Spencer  

Fashion Brands  

New Look

Warehouse

River Island

Topshop

Zara

Coast

H&M

Ted Baker

Mango

Ralph Lauren  

Movies  

Transformers 4

American Hustle

The Lego Movie

22 Jump Street

Dallas Buyers Club

Inbetweeners 2

Gone Girl

Captain Phillips

The Hunger Games

Despicable Me

Recipes

Burgers

Shortbread

Gingerbread

Flapjacks

Lasagna

Pancakes

Carbonara

Daag

Scones

Tiramisu  

Premier League Teams

Liverpool

Manchester United

Arsenal

Hull

Chelsea

Sunderland

Burnley

Southampton

Manchester City

Everton    

How to by city

And for the first time, Google has broken down the most popular searches by city. It has collected the 'How to...?' questions that each place is most interested in:  

London

How to kiss

?How to draw?

How to meditate  

Edinburgh

How to kiss?

How to Skype?

How to study  

Cardiff

How to draw?

How to watch   

?How to plank  

Belfast

How to shuffle?

How to hypnotize?

How to animate                

Manchester

How to crochet

?How to draw?

How to knit  

Leeds

How to kiss

?How to study

?How to Skype  

Glasgow

How to kiss

?How to draw?

How to hypnotize  

Birmingham

How to draw

?How to kiss

?How to sleep  

Newcastle

How to kiss?

How to draw?

How to wallpaper  

Liverpool

How to draw?

How to kiss?

How to plaster  

Bristol 

How to squat    

?How to hack

?How to sleep     

Brighton

How to kiss

?How to draw?

How to plank     

Nottingham

How to kiss?

How to hypnotize

?How to spell  

Cambridge

How to massage?

How to shuffle?

How to decorate  

Oxford

How to paraphrase

?How to draw?

How to crochet

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