What we search for says a lot about us. Telling the story of 2014 through the searches made around the world. In 2014 we searched trillions of times. What do these searches say about us? Explore the Year in Search http://www.google.com/2014 and follow the conversation on #YearInSearch
This year people searched for everything under the sun and beyond, from distant comets to tiny burritos. And they asked Google important questions like, “where do we come from?” and “should I get married?”
The new year is almost upon us, and that means that it’s time for Google’s quantified look back at the most searched people, trends, and events of 2014. Formerly referred to as “Zeitgeist,” the collection has been rebranded as the “Year in Search” this time around, and it offers great insight into how people around the world use the most popular search engine. The top global trending search of 2014 was the story of Robin Williams’ death, followed by the World Cup and Ebola.
More of the year’s biggest global searches included supremely viral hits — like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Flappy Bird — as well as the biggest global news stories, like the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the Winter Olympics in Sochi.