2014 has been a memorable year in many ways, and as usual Google has compiled a compilation of the most important searches of the year, not only because of the number of people who entered the search engine with the same search word or phrase. but because of the impact or the story behind the search.
The criteria of the most important searches have been categorized by: sports, headlines, celebrities, science and technology, losses, lifestyle, internet and entertainment. In each of these categories, Google tells us the story behind the most important searches; You can explore the search trends of 2014 in the following link.
Top 10 searches on Google in 2014
1The death of Robin Williams
Robin Williams left a great legacy thanks to his films, his comedies and his kindness. Searches for her most memorable character, Mrs. Doubtfire, reached the top. He won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor for In search of destiny, performed a monologue in front of more than 100,000 American soldiers and raised millions of dollars for charity.
2Soccer World Cup 2014
The highest-scoring semifinal finished 7-1 in favor of Germany, just shy of the record margin of nine goals set by Hungary in 1954 and 1982 and by Yugoslavia in 1974. After 64 games, 171 goals and more than 2.2 billion In searches, “2014 world cup” was the third highest peak in searches and the most searched sporting event in history.
3The Ebola virus
The Ebola outbreak began in Guinea and spread to neighboring countries, with isolated cases in Spain and the United States. Three of the top ten searches for “Ebola” were in Japan, a country with no evidence of contact with the virus. People around the world sought to inform themselves as the news gained importance.
4The disappearance of the Malaysia Airlines MH370
Flight MH370, carrying 239 people, departed Kuala Lumpur on March 7. Five hours after contact was lost, the plane was reported missing. While growing search efforts were yielding no results, the hopes of family members of the crew and passengers began to fade, and the search peak for “malaysia airlines” ranked ninth worldwide this year.
5The ice bucket challenge for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
With Chris Kennedy pioneering, the campaign encouraged people to film themselves throwing ice water on their heads, make a donation and nominate their friends to do the same within 24 hours. There are now more than 90 million search results for “cold water bucket challenge,” making a little-known disease a topic of global debate.
6The Flappy Bird game
Today, games are easier to access and develop, as independent programmers overtake large studios. After seven years of development, Destiny set a sales record at the time of its launch. Although it was the most expensive game in history, it was outbid in searches by 2048 Y Flappy bird; both games created by one person in no more than three days.
7Conchita Wurst’s super fast hit
The 59th Eurovision Song Contest, held in Copenhagen in May, attracted a new record of 195 million viewers and more than 120 million searches. 37 countries from all over Europe participated, but Austria took the victory after Conchita Wurst stole the show with her song Rise Like A Phoenix.
8Conflicts in the Islamic State (ISIS)
The Islamic State, also called IS, ISIS, or ISIL, got many searches this year. The group made headlines after a series of attacks on civilians, forcing thousands of people to flee their homes.
9The super blockbuster movie Frozen
This lovely new version of The Snow Queen is the highest grossing animated film of all time and also the most sought after film of 2014.
10Sochi 2014 olympic games
The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics cost a good USD 51 billion and turned out to be the second most sought after sporting event of 2014. Host nation Russia topped the table with an impressive 33 medal mark, but there’s always something else behind. from an Olympic history… new heroes were discovered, dark sports captured the imagination and fair play won.
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