Google Year In Search: Here's What People Most Googled In 2017

Allan Goodman
December 14, 2017

Google released its annual Year in Search video, pointing out the trending events in 2017.

According to Google, South Africa's top search of 2017 was for the late Dumi Masilela, who was killed in a hijacking earlier this year.

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However, popular mobile phones, including Samsung Galaxy Note 8, HTC U11, Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 Plus, Sony Xperia XZ1, and LG G6 failed to make it to 2017's top searched words (consumer technology category). Worldwide, the second and third spots were for Bitcoin and the Las Vegas shooting. He beat producer Harvey Weinstein on the list, who came in at number three and is accused of sexually harassing at least 80 women. Markle recently announced her engagement to Prince Harry. Sundar Pichai summarizes that in 2017 people "searched "How" more than ever before".

Google Year In Search: Here's What People Most Googled In 2017

The iPhone 8 may not be Apple's ultimate flagship, but the curiosity around it ahead of its launch has put it on top of Google's most searched keywords list for this year. Meanwhile, Google has also posted the global and national list of top searches. The Netflix show "13 Reasons Why", which dealt with suicide, was No. 5, and Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington was No. 9 after he committed suicide in July.

"Dunkirk" was the most Googled movie, while spaghetti bolognese was the most searched recipe. The question was also the most searched for around the world in 2017.

In other notable search results, the iPhone 8 outperformed the iPhone X in both general search and consumer tech searches for both global and US audiences.

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