Trending 2019: What Dominated Google Searches this Year

With elections, floods, the Springboks winning the Rugby World Cup, the slow collapse of SAA, and the return of load shedding: 2019 has been a jam-packed year.  Here are some of the top search terms that consumers typed into Google this year.

The top 10 trending searches

  1. Load shedding
  2. Election results
  3. Thanos
  4. IEC
  5. Fiona Viotti
  6. Black Friday Specials
  7. Gavin Watson
  8. Mark Batchelor
  9. Teacher’s Day
  10. Hoerskool Driehoek

An interesting list that’s not too surprising. Load shedding and Eskom are likely to remain in top of the search polls as long as Eskom continues to implement rolling blackouts, while election results and the IEC fall in nicely with all the election events of early 2019.

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Top trending questions

  1. Why were cornflakes invented?
  2. What time is the rugby world cup final?
  3. How many votes for a seat in parliament?
  4. How did Cameron Boyce die?
  5. How long is a rugby match?
  6. What is Bosasa
  7. What time do voting stations open?
  8. Who won the election in South Africa?
  9. What is media?
  10. What is teenage pregnancy?

The global results

South Africa even featured in the global search results, appearing as part of the most popular search globally! The global searches represented some of the shows and movies that have been dominating pop culture over the past 12 months, sporting interests, celebrity happenings and world events.

Top trending searches

  1. India vs South Africa
  2. Cameron Boyce
  3. Copa America
  4. Bangladesh vs India
  5. iPhone 11
  6. Game of Thrones
  7. Avengers: Endgame
  8. Joker
  9. Notre Dame
  10. ICC Cricket World Cup

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