Google Reveals Top Search for 2016

    Google Trends has released a variety of its top search trends for 2016 which it ranked everything from top global searches to the most searched people, movies, technology, sporting events and global news stories.

    The term “trending” means that these words and phrases held the highest spike in traffic over a period of time for 2016. See below to check out the full list of search queries that made it into Google’s top 10 trending list.

    The most popular search on Google in 2016 was Pokémon Go, followed by iPhone 7 and Donald Trump.

    See below to check out the full list of search queries that made it into Google’s top 10 trending list.

    Searches

    1. Pokemon Go
    2. iPhone 7
    3. Donald Trump
    4. Prince
    5. Powerball
    6. David Bowie
    7. Deadpool
    8. Olympics
    9. Slither.io
    10. Suicide Squad

    Global News

    1. US Election
    2. Olympics
    3. Brexit
    4. Orlando Shooting
    5. Zika Virus
    6. Panama Papers
    7. Nice
    8. Brussels
    9. Dallas Shooting
    10. Kumamoto Earthquake

    People

    1. Donald Trump
    2. Hillary Clinton
    3. Michael Phelps
    4. Melanie Trump
    5. Simone Biles
    6. Bernie Sanders
    7. Steven Avery
    8. Celine Dion
    9. Ryan Lochte
    10. Tom Hiddleston

    Consumer Tech

    1. iPhone 7
    2. Freedom 251
    3. iPhone SE
    4. iPhone 6S
    5. Google Pixel
    6. Samsung Galaxy S7
    7. iPhone 7 Plus
    8. Note 7
    9. Nintendo Switch
    10. Samsung J7

    Global Sporting Events

    1. Rio Olympics
    2. World Series
    3. Tour de France
    4. Wimbledon
    5. Australian Open
    6. EK 2016
    7. T20 World Cup
    8. Copa America
    9. Royal Rumble
    10. Ryder Cup

    Losses

    1. Prince
    2. David Bowie
    3. Christina Grimmie
    4. Alan Rickman
    5. Muhammad Ali
    6. Leonard Cohen
    7. Juan Gabriel
    8. Kimbo Slice
    9. Gene Wilder
    10. Jose Fernandez

    Movies

    1. Deadpool
    2. Suicide Squad
    3. The Revenant
    4. Captain America Civil War
    5. Batman v Superman
    6. Doctor Strange
    7. Finding Dory
    8. Zootopia
    9. The Conjuring 2
    10. Hacksaw Ridge

    Musicians

    1. Celine Dion
    2. Kesha
    3. Michael Buble
    4. Creed
    5. Dean Fujioka
    6. Kehlani
    7. Teyana Taylor
    8. Grace Vanderwaal
    9. Ozuna
    10. Luka Graham

    TV Shows 

    1. Stranger Things
    2. Westworld
    3. Luke Cage
    4. Game of Thrones
    5. Black Mirror
    6. Fuller House
    7. The Crown
    8. The Night of
    9. Descendant of the Sun
    10. Soy Luna

    To compile the rankings above, Google studied trillions of searches according to their stats the internet giant released on December 14, 2016. The company used an algorithm comparing the percentage increase in searches for a term over a specified time period.

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