Google’s Top 10 Searches of 2013

7 Feb 2014 | written by Ashley R. Cummings for the Advertising, Fun Stuff, Uncategorized section(s)


Now that we’re well into 2014, let’s take a look back at what the rest of the world was busy searching for in 2013.

Top 10 Searches

According to Google, here are the top 10 searches of 2013:

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Paul Walker
  3. iPhone 5s
  4. Cory Monteith
  5. Harlem Shake
  6. Boston Marathon
  7. Royal Baby
  8. Samsung Galaxy s4
  9. PlayStation 4
  10. North Korea

If you’re interested in extending your knowledge about trending search in 2013, you can find the top 100 global trends from Google’s Zeitgeist 2013.  Not only is this a great way to stay entertained, but it’s also a great way to find out what piques the interest of me, you, and 400 gazillion (yes, it’s a number) other searchers. Try not to cry while watching that introduction video. You can use the Zeitgeist to discover the top 100 searches, view #my2013gallery, and explore global trends.

Using Google Trends

Not only does researching trends provide lots of entertainment, it also provides information that can be useful in a search marketing campaign. By learning what triggers the interest of global searchers, you can start to understand what themes may be useful in a paid search or content marketing campaign.

For more information about search marketing, contact us at OrangeSoda today.

Ashley R. Cummings
Ashley recently graduated with her Master of Arts from Brigham Young University, and now works as a content writer at OrangeSoda. When she is not clacking away at the keyboard, you can find her tearing up the ski slopes, writing poetry, and traveling to and from Russia. And, no, she is not a spy (so far as we know).

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