The Most Googled Searches of 2017

Posted on: Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It’s that time of year again – as the days pass by, we are getting closer and closer to the end of another year. Many notable occurrences took place in the year 2017, and Google made sure to take note. As one of the most popular search engines, it receives millions of search results and data associated with searches. So what exactly were people Googling this year? Let’s take a look at some of the biggest hits.

Natural Phenomenons:

Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. Harvey took place in late August and touched down in the United States, the first major hurricane there since 2005. Just weeks later, in September, Irma touched down in the Leeward Islands (where the Caribbean Sea meets the Atlantic Ocean) and moved up and across to the Florida Keys. The August Solar Eclipse was also a hot searched topic.


The Super Bowl took place in early February and the world saw the Patriots win to the Falcons 34-28. Another much anticipated event was the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight, where Mayweather won and achieved a new record of 50-0 undefeated victory streak. His guaranteed disclosed paycheck from the fight was 100 million dollars.


Musical Legend Tom Petty passed away this year and was widely searched after his death. He died from cardiac arrest on October 2nd at the age of 66, not too long after performing in Ottawa at the RBC Bluesfest. Former NBC Today Show host Matt Lauer was searched all over the world after being fired from the media group.


The Las Vegas shooting that occurred during a country music festival was the most deadly in US history, leaving 59 people dead and over 500 others injured. As the year comes to a close, there have been quite a few new stories regarding celebrities engaging in sexual misconduct, most notably Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Kevin Spacey, and Louis C.K.


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