The World Cup also topped the list of news events, followed by Hurricane Florence, the Mega Millions results, the Royal Wedding, the election results, Hurricane Michael, and Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation. The search giant said that queries around Federation Internationale de Football Association interestingly topped those around the IPL events, though India commonly counts as a cricket-frenzied nation.
The top 10 most-searched people in 2018 includes Khloe Kardashian, Eminem, Cardi B, and Rick Ross.
Google searches can provide one of the more unvarnished looks into our own psyches ーand the annual compendium of what we searched for often does a better job of capturing a moment in time, or particular mood, than any poll or survey.
Lovato also landed the No. 9 spot in the top 10 overall searches.
Among the top searched names were Swedish DJ Avicii, . rapper Mac Miller, . the creator of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, celebrity chef Anthony Bordain, and theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, to name a few. Indian dancer Sapna Choudhary making it to the top three.
"From general news to news events, a wide range of topics this year reflected the zeitgeist of Search users". News topics such as Section 377, Bitcoin, the Union Budget, and Nipah virus. The fifth most popular "What is." search is "What is the Commonwealth". Unsurprisingly, the Royal Wedding takes the number one slot in the United Kingdom news, number four in the global news category and number eight in the USA news section.
Black Panther was the highest grossing and most searched for movie of the year. You can also sort 2018's search trends by country.