Year Going By: Top 10 Trending Searches on Google in 2014

As the year 2014 bids us goodbye, Google sums up the top trending searches throughout the year. The search results reflect people’s quest for hope, happiness, and greatness in the midst of crisis, conflicts, loss and mystery. Have a look over what the world stood for and searched most.

Top 10 Global Trending Searches in 2014

  1. Robin Williams Left Behind a Huge Legacy

    Robin Williams left the world on August 11 with his huge legacy in movies, comedy and kindness. He was the highest searched person in 2014. The Oscar winning actor also gifted the world millions of dollars in charity.

  2. FIFA World Cup Record Breaking Search

    The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil was the highest searched sporting event in history. The unprecedented highest-scoring semifinal lead to 7-1 victory to Germany that also became the highest world cup victory.

  3. Ebola Virus Terrified the World

    The Ebola Virus gathered news and momentum as reports of the epidemic fatalities spread. People began frantic searches about the Virus, its symptoms and its transmission factors. The Ebola outbreak that began in Guinea in March finally got a cure in ‘ZEBOV’ vaccine.

  4. MH370 Lost Contact and Remained a Mystery

    The Malaysian Airlines MH370’s shocking disappearance on March 8, 2014 was one of the biggest devastating news globally. The extensive search proved futile and the mystery still remains unsolved, even as families of 239 people aboard; are trying to make sense of the ill-fated flight from Kuala Lumpur.

  5. The Ice Bucket Challenge Broke the Ice for ALS

    The Ice Bucket Challenge gave the disease ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) its due attention, and millions of videos got shared to encourage donations for the little-known disorder. The campaign started by Chris Kennedy received global support for a good cause.

  6. Flappy Bird Revolutionized the World of Gaming

    Flappy Bird became the highest searched gaming release in 2014. It topped the most expensive games list in history. It brought independent developers in the spotlight and crowned the search charts for weeks.

  7. Conchita Wurst Won Eurovision Song Contest 2014

    Conchita Wurst stole the show of Eurovision Song Contest 2014 with her song Rise Like a Phoenix. She won Austria highest votes and spellbound the record 195 million television viewers.

  8. ISIS Humanitarian Crisis

    People battled across the globe with conflicts, and breach of humanity caused by political crisis and anti-social elements. Millions of people suffered as Boko Haram activity in Nigeria, Gaza ceasefire and conflicts in Crimea came forward.

  9. Frozen heralded a Record Year for Cinema

    The movie won three Oscars, owing to which this year’s ceremony became the most searched one till date. This remake of The Snow Queen was the most searched movie of 201, making it the highest-grossing animated movie in history.

  10. Sochi Winter Olympic Games Captured Global Attention

    Sochi XXII winter Olympic Games became the second most searched sporting event in 2014 after FIFA. The games captured world’s imagination as new heroes emerged on the podium. The host nation, Russia topped the medal quest with 33 gold medals.

These were the top ten trending Google searches in 2014 globally. You can search for more trending topics simply by putting "google 2014" directly in the search box. Alternatively, you can explore about each topic in Google trends for 2014.

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Sangeeta Kumar

Sangeeta Kumar is the Vice President of Web Marketing for GMR Web Team, a global online marketing, strategy, development and maintenance agency. Sangeeta is a jack-of-all-trades kinda person in the world of Internet marketing, excelling in market research to come up with a strategy based on the latest trends to get a website on page 1. She knows her stuff and enjoys a good discussion on SEO anywhere, anytime.