Top Google Searches for 2018

What better way to summarize a year but to look into Google’s year-in-review data. Each December, Google releases the top searches called Year in Search. This data showcases all the people, events and world-changing moments that caught our attention over the course of 2018.

Here, we look into the top 10 searches in South Africa, the United Kingdom, the United States and globally.


1. World Cup
2. Avicii
3. Mac Miller
4. Stan Lee
5. Black Panther
6. Meghan Markle
7. Anthony Bourdain
8. XXXTentacion
9. Stephen Hawking
10. Kate Spade


1. World Cup fixtures
2. Load shedding
3. Global Citizen
4. Zuma
5. Winnie Mandela
6. HHP
7. Listeriosis
8. Black Panther
9. Meghan Markle
10. Mac Miller


1. World Cup
2. Meghan Markle
3. Royal Wedding
4. Black Panther
5. Roxanne Pallett
6. Fortnite
7. Demi Lovato
8. Ant McPartlin
9. A Star is Born
10. Khloe Kardashian


1. World Cup
2. Hurricane Florence
3. Mac Miller
4. Kate Spade
5. Anthony Bourdain
6. Black Panther
7. Mega Millions Results
8. Stan Lee
9. Demi Lovato
10. Election Results

It seems as though the World Cup, the Royals and Black Panther took the cake this year! Google has produced a video to show what happened in 2018. Very similar to the Youtube Rewind which didn’t seem to be as popular. Take a look for yourself!

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