Here’s What People Searched On Google In 2018

google's 2018 year in search


How many times do you tell a friend to “just Google it” when in need of some info? Yeah, we’re right there with you. So when Google’s 2018 Year in Search was released, we couldn’t wait to see what people have been Googling this past year. Here are a few categories that we found particularly interesting as they relate to food, health and wellness, adulting and more.


  1. Keto diet
  2. Dubrow diet
  3. Noom diet
  4. Carnivore diet
  5. Mediterranean diet
  6. Optavia diet
  7. Dr. Gendry diet
  8. Fasting diet
  9. Fodmap diet
  10. The Shepherd’s Diet

We can’t say we’re surprised that the keto diet was the No. 1 most searched diet topic in 2018. Whole Foods even predicts that it’ll be an influential factor in 2019 food trends, with more high-fat, moderate-protein and low-carb snacks expected to hit shelves in the new year. Plus, we’ve seen how a keto diet can impact your brain in healthy ways, as well as its amazing effects on your skin.


unicorn cake

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  1. Unicorn cake
  2. Romaine lettuce
  3. CBD gummies
  4. Keto pancakes
  5. Keto cheesecake
  6. Necco wafers
  7. Keto cookies
  8. Keto chili
  9. Keto brownies
  10. Gochujang sauce

We saw the unicorn food trend take off in 2017, so we’re not surprised actual unicorn cakes became the most popular food search in 2018. And unless you were living under a rock, you probably also Googled romaine lettuce just to clarify whether it was safe to eat or not these past few months (E. coli is scary). CBD gummies came in third as the most search food item, and we’ve been big fans for a while now. The benefits of CBD oil can really be game-changing when it comes to insomnia, chronic pain and anxiety.

How To

  1. How to vote
  2. How to register to vote
  3. How to play Mega Millions
  4. How to buy Ripple
  5. How to turn off automatic updates
  6. How to get the old Snapple back
  7. How to play Powerball
  8. How to buy Bitcoin
  9. How to screen record
  10. How to get boogie down emote

With the midterm elections this past November, it’s not surprising that people searched “how to vote” and “how to register to vote” on Google this year. Along with the election, 2018 saw the second-largest jackpot ever, as well as the largest jackpot won by a single ticket ever. We assume many people Googled “how to play Mega Millions” right before that drawing in October this year.


world cup

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  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

The World Cup took the world by storm this summer, with football fever spreading quickly across continents. A simple Google search for “World Cup” allowed many people to tune in from their phone or computer, as streaming the games was a popular trend for millions. “Hurricane Florence” searches most likely were made between August and September, when the tropical storm leaked havoc across the Carolinas.

Google’s 2018 Year in Search is an interesting display of topics that have engaged millions in the past year. Of course, with just over two weeks left in 2018, there’s a chance that other topics rise to the top of these lists. Regardless, it’s amazing how simple Google searches can become the common thread between diverse groups of people across the world.


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