Technology: Google Reveals Top Searches for 2018

Google’s top searches for 2018 have been announced, with the World Cup as the year’s most searched term.

The football league emerged as the list-topper for global search on the search engine, while Swedish DJ Avicii and American rapper Mac Miller took the second and third spots. Meghan Markle came in at number six after marrying Britain’s Prince Harry in May.

Marvel’s superhero flick Black Panther was the year’s most searched movie, followed by Deadpool 2 and Venom.

Barnaby Joyce became Australia’s most searched person following his office affair and his subsequent resignation as the leader of the National Party. Joyce’s partner, Vikki Campion also made the top 10 list at number six. Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton completed the top three most searched persons’ list at number two and three respectively.

In the news category, the Royal wedding topped the search trends, ahead of the Thai cave rescue and the Wentworth by-election.

Most Searched Persons, Australia

  1. Barnaby Joyce
  2. Scott Morrison
  3. Peter Dutton
  4. Billy Slater
  5. Craig McLachlan
  6. Vikki Campion
  7. David Warner
  8. Chopper Read
  9. Nick Cummins
  10. Andrew Gaff


Most Searched News Items, Australia

  1. Royal Wedding
  2. Thai cave rescue
  3. Wentworth by-election
  4. My Health Record
  5. Beaumont children
  6. Hawaii volcano
  7. California fires
  8. Listeria
  9. US midterm elections
  10. Blood moon


Most Searched Movies, Global

  1. Black Panther
  2. Deadpool 2
  3. Venom
  4. Avengers: Infinity War
  5. Bohemian Rhapsody
  6. A Star Is Born
  7. Incredibles 2
  8. The Nun
  9. A Quiet Place
  10. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom


Top Search Terms, Global

  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