Published: Sat, December 16, 2017
Industry | By Faith Ward

Watch Google's moving 'Year In Search' recap of 2017

Watch Google's moving 'Year In Search' recap of 2017

Google's 2017 trend lists are based on search terms that had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016.

In other categories, Dunkirk was the most searched for movie while when it came to recipes, Spaghetti Bolognese topped the list. Among the global elections section, French Election topped the list followed by German federal election, United Kingdom election, Uttar Pradesh election, Georgia special election and more. The storm killed dozens of people.

On a lighter note, the Super Bowl placed fourth, the solar eclipse came in seventh, and fidget spinners, the handheld toy with a cult-like following said to relieve stress, ranked No. 10. The October shooting in Las Vegas that ended in 59 deaths was the No. 5 search. Former NBC anchor Matt Lauer hit No. 2 overall and was the top person search in general.

Other people on the top global list include Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Gal Gadot and Melania Trump. Markle recently announced her engagement to Prince Harry. Last year, people mourned Prince, got lottery fever and, not surprisingly, searched all about the U.S. election. The disgraced producer was sacked from the company he founded and the NYPD confirmed it was investigating a rape claim made against him.

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The top search term was for a disaster.

Google is the world's largest search engine and one of the most iconic sites on the internet. The most searched television shows included "13 Reasons Why", "Game of Thrones" and "This Is Us".

Apple had the strongest showing in Consumer Tech, with the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone 8 Plus and Apple Watch 3 scoring spots one, two, six and nine.

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