Published: Thu, December 14, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Google Shares "Year In Search 2017"

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Hurricane Ophelia, Donald Trump and Ireland V Denmark were the top three Google searches in Ireland this year.

The Golden Retriever was the most searched dog breed in the United States, followed by the Poodle and the Pembroke Welsh Corgi.

Each year, in December, Google releases its top Year in Search to give people a glimpse of what they most searched for throughout the year.

Lauer topped the most searched person of the year.

In global news, people searched most on Hurricane Irma, Bitcoin, Las Vegas Shooting, North Korea, Solar Eclipse, Hurricane Harvey, Manchester, Hurricane Jose, Hurricane Maria, and April the Giraffe. In the "What is...?" section, bitcoin takes the fourth spot of the top five searches.

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Google Shares "Year In Search 2017"

While the iPhone 8 appears to beat out the iPhone X, numerous searches for the iPhone 8 were likely for the iPhone X as the media was referring to Apple's flagship as the iPhone 8 until shortly before its unveiling.

In terms of TV shows, the most searched for, in order, were Stranger Things, 13 Reasons Why, Big Brother Brasil, Game of Thrones, and Iron Fist.

Google complies the lists based on search terms that had high spikes in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016.

This year, people searching on wanted to know "how", so the number of questions and types of questions rose to an astounding rate. Sundar Pichai summarizes that in 2017 people "searched "How" more than ever before".

"We used data from Google Trends and filtered out spam and repeat queries to build lists that best reflect the spirit of 2017", the company said.

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