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Things that were Searched Most for on Google in 2015

With the advent of the search engine major, Google people use it to track news updates, collect information and also to upgrade their knowledge about various things. Every year since its inception Google recapitulates its year in search i.e., it looks back and analyzes what people around the globe who used the search engine searched over the previous twelve months.

Today in this fast moving world people keep themselves updated with every developing story and so no doubt the gruesome Paris attack dominated the search last month. Nearly, 897 million searches were logged by the users as the entire world monitored the events that were developing in Paris via the internet. In fact, the Paris attack day noticed the highest search history for Paris in the history of Google. The important questions that were posed included “What happened in Paris?” and this was followed by “Why did ISIS attack Paris?” and lastly, “Is it safe to travel to Paris?”

If we delve a little deeper then Google has already created another brand new microsite to showcase these top searches. The top ten global searches of 2015 are as follows:

  • Lama Odom
  • Charlie Hebdo
  • Agar.io
  • Jurassic World
  • Paris
  • Furious 7
  • Fallout 4
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Caitlyn Jenner
  • American Snipper

In the sphere of technology, the top searches of 2015 include:

  • iPhone 6S
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Apple Watch
  • iPad Pro
  • LG G4
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy J5
  • HTC One M9
  • Nexus 6P
  • Surface Pro 4

The most searched news items globally in 2015 are as follows:

  • Charlie Hebdo
  • Paris
  • Hurricane Patricia
  • ISIS
  • Nepal
  • El Chapo
  • Greece
  • Baltimore Riots
  • San Bernardino
  • Hurricane Joaquin

The questions or the queries that the users posed to the search engine are very enlightening. Many of the common “How to??? questions were related to technology. The “What is” questions can be really amusing as well as interesting like “What is 0 divided by 0?” and “What is Ebola?” If the search data released by Google is evaluated and analyzed closely then it reveals two sides of human nature. The one side is interested in trivial things like celebrities, movies, and others. Another side is eager to have a better understanding about news after reading or viewing it and this is certainly encouraging for Google.

Author: Soumya Banerjee

Soumya Banerjee is the General Manager of Sketch Web Solutions, a mobile & web development company based in India. He has been adeptly handling this role for over five years now and has advised his professionals on many advanced and complicated IT projects. You can follow Mr. Banerjee on Facebook or LinkedIn.

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