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Google's Top Searches of 2018

Wondering what was on everyone’s mind last year? Well, according to Google it was the World Cup. 

The search engine just released their list of the most popular  searches on the site this past year, and the World Cup soccer  championship in Russia, which was won by France, topped the list.

Last year Hurricane Irma was the most Google searched term, and this  year another hurricane lands in second place, Hurricane Florence,  followed by rapper Mac Miller, who died in September of a drug overdose. Other tragic deaths also landed on the list, with Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, who both committed suicide this year, rounding out the Top Five

Top Ten U.S. Google Searches of 2018


  1. World Cup
  2. Hurricane Florence
  3. Mac Miller
  4. Kate Spade
  5. Anthony Bourdain
  6. Black Panther
  7. Mega Millions Results
  8. Stan Lee
  9. Demi Lovato
  10. Election Results


Google also released the top “How To” questions of the year, and it  seems the midterm elections influenced the top question, “how to vote,”  with “how to register to vote” coming in second. And it seems a lot of  folks were dreaming of striking it rich, with "how to play Mega  Millions" coming in third.

Top Ten U.S. Google “How To” Searches of 2018

  1. How to vote
  2. How to register to vote
  3. How to play Mega Millions
  4. How to buy Ripple
  5. How to turn off automatic updates
  6. How to get the old Snapple back
  7. How to play Powerball
  8. How to buy Bitcoin
  9. How to screen record
  10. How to get boogie down emote

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