google-logo-874x288Even though it’s not surprising in the least, it’s still interesting when you hear about the total number of searches done on a single search engine, especially when it’s one of the top search engines around, in this case, like Google.  Out of the trillions of searches performed on Google in 2014, it’s interesting to find out what impacted searchers the most over the year.  For 2014, it was the suicide of Robin Williams, as he was the top trending search in the U.S., as well as globally.

To continue the trend of checking out top ten lists in search for 2014, Google has released numerous “Top Ten” lists for the most popular searches on a national and global scale.  Here are some top tens that will hopefully sate your appetite for top tens of 2014.

Google’s Top Ten U.S. Trending Searches

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. Flappy Bird
  6. ALS Bucket Challenge
  7. ISIS
  8. Ferguson
  9. Frozen
  10. Ukraine

Google’s Top Ten Global Trending Searches

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Flappby Bird
  7. Conchita Wurst
  8. ISIS
  9. Frozen
  10. Sochi Olympics

Google’s Top Ten Trending “What is…?” Searches

  1. What is Ebola?
  2. What is ALS?
  3. What is ISIS?
  4. What is Bitcoin?
  5. What is Asphyxia?
  6. What is Gmaergate?
  7. What is WhatsApp?
  8. What is MERS?
  9. What is Hamas?
  10. What is Airdrop?

Google’s Top Ten “How to…?” Searches

  1. How to Airdrop
  2. How to Contour
  3. How to Vote
  4. How to Kiss
  5. How to Craft
  6. How to Colorblock
  7. How to Wakeboard
  8. How to Refurbish
  9. How to Delegate
  10. How to DIY

Google Maps Most Searched Places in 2014

  1. Walmart
  2. Starbucks
  3. Target
  4. McDonald’s
  5. Home Depot
  6. Bank of America
  7. Walgreens
  8. CVS
  9. Wells Fargo
  10. Costco

Check out this video that Google created to summarize its year in search.  You can find its full list collections of lists here: Google’s Year in Search for 2014.

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