Google has released its “Year in Search” for 2017, which has over 40 top 10 lists for searches in the US and globally.  These searches terms are ranked based on the top trending searches that saw the highest spikes in traffic over the year of 2017, compared to 2016.

The number one top trending search for the US was “Hurricane Irma”.  It even ranked at number one on the trending global searches and top news searches of the year.

“Hurricane Harvey” even showed up in the top overall searches and top news searches in the US.  The “Las Vegas Shooting” and “Solar Eclipse” searches even made it on that list as well.

“Many of our trending questions centered around the tragedies and disasters that touched every corner of the world,” says Google, “In these moments and others, our collective humanity shined as we asked ‘how to help’ more than ever before.”

For The US top Searches, Google released a number of categories, which covered a slew of things, such as the top searched people, athletes, how-to searches, actors, movies, consumer tech, and even the top searched celebrity breakups of the year.

Here is a selection of Google’s year-in-search lists from the US:

Top 10 searches overall

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Matt Lauer
  3. Tom Petty
  4. Super Bowl
  5. Las Vegas Shooting
  6. Mayweather vs. McGregor Fight
  7. Solar Eclipse
  8. Hurricane Harvey
  9. Aaron Hernandez
  10. Fidget Spinner

Top 10 people searches

  1. Matt Lauer
  2. Meghan Markle
  3. Harvey Weinstein
  4. Michael Flynn
  5. Kevin Spacey
  6. Bill O’Reilly
  7. Melania Trump
  8. Kathy Griffin
  9. Milo Yiannopoulos
  10. Gal Gadot

Top 10 news searches

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Las Vegas Shooting
  3. Solar Eclipse
  4. Hurricane Harvey
  5. Bitcoin Price
  6. North Korea
  7. Hurricane Jose
  8. Hurricane Maria
  9. April the Giraffe
  10. DACA

Top 10 consumer tech searches

  1. iPhone 8
  2. iPhone X
  3. Nintendo Switch
  4. Samsung Galaxy S8
  5. Razer Phone
  6. iPhone 8 Plus
  7. Super NES Classic
  8. Google Pixel 2
  9. Apple Watch 3
  10. Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Top 10 how-to searches

  1. How to make slime
  2. How to make solar eclipse glasses
  3. How to watch the solar eclipse
  4. How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor
  5. How to buy Bitcoin
  6. How to freeze your credit
  7. How to solve a Rubix Cube
  8. How to make a fidget spinner
  9. How to cook a turkey in the oven
  10. How to screen record

Top 10 celebrity breakups in 2017

  1. Ben Higgins and Lauren Bushnell breakup
  2. Malika Haqq and Ronnie Magro breakup
  3. Dutchess and Caesar breakup
  4. Aaron Rodgers and Olivia Munn breakup
  5. Kylie Jenner and Tyga breakup
  6. Lindsey Stirling and Ryan Weed breakup
  7. Chris Pratt and Anna Faris breakup
  8. Nick Viall and Vanessa Grimaldi breakup
  9. Amy Schumer and Ben Hanisch breakup
  10. Lady Gaga and Taylor Kinney breakup

For global searches, there were 15 different categories that Google put together in regards to the top trending search terms.  There are a number that mirrored the results of the top searches in the US, with “Hurricane Irma” at the top of the global search list, as well as “Matt Lauer” leading the top searches people list

Top 10 Searches (Global)

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. iPhone 8
  3. iPhone X
  4. Matt Lauer
  5. Meghan Markle
  6. 13 Reasons Why
  7. Tom Petty
  8. Fidget Spinner
  9. Chester Bennington
  10. India National Cricket Team

Top 10 people searches (global)

  1. Matt Lauer
  2. Meghan Markle
  3. Nadia Toffa
  4. Harvey Weinstein
  5. Kevin Spacey
  6. Gal Gadot
  7. Melania Trump
  8. Floyd Mayweather
  9. Michael Flynn
  10. Philippe Coutinho

Top 10 news searches (global)

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Bitcoin
  3. Las Vegas Shooting
  4. North Korea
  5. Solar Eclipse
  6. Hurricane Harvey
  7. Manchester
  8. Hurricane Jose
  9. Hurricane Maria
  10. April the Giraffe

You can find Google’s full list of 2017’s top US searches and global searches on the Google Trends website.

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