Google’s annual “year of search (opens in new tab)reviews give you insight into the most frequently searched terms around the world. Each year the report captures our most pressing questions, our biggest fears, and the events that caught our attention, but the 2020 edition is perhaps a little more predictable than most.
It should come as no surprise to anyone that this year’s rankings are dominated, either directly or by proxy, by the pandemic. symptoms” are ranked 7th and 8th, respectively.
Widespread nationwide lockdowns have also caused a significant surge in related searches. remote work (opens in new tab) Homeschooling, as highlighted by “Zoom” at #4 and “Google Classroom” at #10.
The impact of the pandemic can also be seen in Google’s analysis of trending topics (i.e., the terms with the highest search rates increase year-on-year).
“How to learn to code” has seen a significant increase this year as many try to use lockdowns and quarantines productively. Python course are most in demand. Meanwhile, school closures have led to more Google searches for “how to be a teacher” than ever this year, but a record high in search volume for “pranking a parent” means kids are no different. It suggests that he had in mind the plan of
2020 search trends
“The most human trait is wanting to know why,” says the narrator of Google’s Year in Search video (above). “And in his year where everyone in the world was put to the test, the ‘why’ was searched more than ever.”
This year, questions have been asked about the coronavirus, US elections, Black Lives Matter, Australian wildfires, the Jeffrey Epstein scandal, Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, and the untimely death of Maradona.
But there were also questions about lighter, less dark topics. The lyrics to Cardi B’s provocative hit WAP were (not surprisingly) the most searched for of any song, but her continued obsession with Joe Exotic, aka Tiger King, has led to an imprisoned ex-zoo. zookeeper won the top spot in his TV category.
Meanwhile, uptick in searches for ‘sourdough recipe’ and ‘how to make bread’ suggests there will be no shortage of artisan bakeries in the world once the pandemic finally subsides. doing.
Google Year in Search – Top 10
- election results
- kobe bryant
- India v New Zealand
- Coronavirus latest information
- coronavirus symptoms
- Joe Biden
- Google Classroom