Google SA releases top searches of 2016
Google has announced its annual Year in Search — the top searches in South Africa in 2016. Previously called Google Zeitgeist, the Year in Search provides a snapshot of the trends, people and happenings that captured the nation’s interest during the year. It has also announced the top ten ‘what is’ and ‘how to’ questions for the year.
Whereas last year’s top searches — loadshedding and xenophobia — were distinctly local issues, this year’s top searches show South African eyes are turned to the world at large, not just at home. The top trending searches for SA for 2016 include Pokemon Go, Euro 2016, Olympic Games Rio 2016 and Donald Trump. Local news only gets a look in at number five on the list — Election Results — and that could refer to the local or the US elections.
Jacob Zuma and Public Protector topped the top trending South African politicians and prominent figures list. Mandoza and Gugu Zulu, both of whom passed away this year, topped the top trending South African celebrities lists.
Top trending overall searches
Olympic Games Rio 2016
Mall of Africa
US Elections 2016
Top trending South African politicians and prominent figures
Top trending South African celebrities
Top trending South African TV shows
Bigg Boss 9
The Voice South Africa
Antara Nur Dan Dia
Top trending ‘how tos’
How to download pokemon go
How to build a strong business relationship
How to lose belly fat
How to heat up cosmetic oil for production
How to remove bookmarks
How to make slime
How to tie a doek
How to deal with poor confidence
How to cope with being alone
How to prepare battered jackfruit
Top trending ‘what is’ searches
What is Pokemon Go?
What is Java?
What is globalisation?
What is a blesser?
What is Brexit?
What is the weather today?
What is meant by restorative justice?
What is research?
What is a dependent variable?
What is biome?