Shocking deaths top Google's trending searches in 2018

Here are the most searched “How Tos” on Google India in 2018

As a result, most of the top results are big stories and events that came out of nowhere or only happen every few years.

See the top 10 searches globally based on data by users across the world. Children's shows including Baal Veer and Motu Patlu also made it to the top 10 overall list, and queries related to Rajinikanth/ Akshay blockbuster Robot 2.0 rounded up the overall list.

The next two most popular search topics concern two musicians who died suddenly at a young age: Avicii, who committed suicide in April, and Mac Miller, who died of a drug overdose in September. The top five list includes "supermarkets near me", "gas stations near me", "cashpoint near me", and "car dealers near me".

Nigeria's main opposition leader, Atiku Abubakar, the late actresses Tosyn Bucknor and Aisha Abimbola are among the most searched people. The trends cover topics like movies, news, music, songs, sports events, and even searches such as "what is", "near me", and "how to". The company also mentioned that "How to.' and "What is.' are among the most interesting searches".

Here’s what trended on Google in India
Here’s what trended on Google in India

A handout picture taken on September 15, 2017 and provided by Adidas shows the official match ball for the 2018 World Cup football tournament, named "Telstar 18", on the field of the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow.

Others who trended in Kenya were Citizen TV's Jackie Maribe who together with her boyfriend Joseph Irungu were both arrested in connection to the killing of 28-year-old Nairobi businesswoman Monica Nyawira Kimani. The top "what is" search in the USA was "what is Bitcoin".

Man using Google search.




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