The Year According to Google – Find Out What the Top Trending Search Term was in 2014!


TopGoogle21014Google just released its annual report A Year in Search: the moments that defined 2014 and you may be surprised at some of the terms that made the worldwide top 10 list:

1. Robin Williams

2. World Cup

3. Ebola

4. Malaysia Airlines

5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

6. Flappy Bird

7. Conchita Wurst


9. Frozen

10. Sochi Olympics

You can really explore the top stories and drill down into the analytics of the year’s top trends at

“Robin Williams” being the top trend of the year worldwide shocked me, and I had to Google “Flappy Bird” and “Conchita Wurst” because I had never even heard of them!

Google asks, “What do these searches say about us?” What do you think – what terms surprised you by their presence or absence on the list? Join the discussion at the bottom of the page.


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