Last Week in Google Search: What Were People Looking Up For (Nov 27-Dec 3)
Every week, Google reveals data on search trends – highlighting the five most popularly searched for subjects from around the world. This gives us a good look into the latest trends and what people are interested in. Here’s a look at what people were looking up for using Google Search last week.
Last week’s Google Search trends were dominated by the royal wedding announcement, Matt Lauer and the allegations against him, Giving Tuesday, Flu Vaccines and Bitcoins! Here’s a detailed look at the searches:
The Royal Wedding
Prince Harry is all set to marry Meghan Markle and we’re all, once again, obsessed with the royal wedding. The previous royal wedding too, was quite a head turner, with millions of people around the world watching it – it is expected to be even bigger this time around! Here’s what people were searching for on Google Search:
- “Who introduced Prince Harry to Meghan?”
- “Will we get a day off when Prince Harry gets married?”
- Searches around engagement ring of the couple too, were hitting an all-time high.
While searches last week were dominated by food and the spirit of thanksgiving, it’s all about the ‘giving’ now as Giving Tuesday was observed this week! Here’s what people were looking up for on Google Search:
- “where to donate clothes”
- “how to start a nonprofit”
- “how to start a GoFundMe page”
The top searched charity organizations were: Habitat for Humanity, Goodwill and Salvation Army.
Talk show host and news anchor Matt Lauer, who was recently fired over allegations of sexual misconduct has been one of the most searched personalities on Google Search. Here’s what people were looking for:
- Who accused Matt Lauer
- Matt Lauer net worth
- Details on the accusation against Matt Lauer
- Katie Couric
- Savannah Guthrie
Search interest around flu vaccines also shot up after recent reports of Australia’s flu vaccine being only 10% effective came about.
- “How effective is the 2017 flu vaccine?”
- “What are the ingredients in a flu shot?”
- “How much is the flu shot at CVS?”
- “Flu Shot”
- “Flu Symptoms”
The latest trend in the markets – Bitcoins have taken the world by frenzy! Be it investors or be it those who have heard about it recently, Bitcoins have become a topic of conversation of late. With the massive hike in its price, Bitcoins are now evaluated at over $11,500. This led to a spike in Bitcoin related searches:
- “What is bitcoin?”
- “How to buy Bitcoin”
- “How to invest in Bitcoin.“