Published: Wed, December 12, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

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You can also sort 2018's search trends by country.

People also wanted to be good civic stewards: In the U.S., the top "how to" searches were "how to vote" and "how to register to vote", followed by "how to play Mega Millions", and a few tech-related queries: "how to buy [the cryptocurrency] Ripple", "how to turn off automatic updates", and "how to get the old Snapchat back".

The World Cup topped a list of this year's hottest Google search topics that turned quickly to lost stars such as Avicii, Mac Miller and Stan Lee. "We also searched for how to be a good citizen, how to be a good friend, and how to be a good dancer".

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Staying with sport, November's rugby match between Ireland and New Zealand also gripped the nation, coming in at number seven.

The top term for general search as well as in a news category was "World Cup" football. Unsurprisingly, the Royal Wedding takes the number one slot in the United Kingdom news, number four in the global news category and number eight in the U.S. news section.

Under the "near me" category, people searched the most for "mobile stores near me". Akshay Kumar and Rajnikanth's 2.0 also came up on top of the overall search list queries. The movie Black Panther rounded out the global top five. Hurricane Florence is the second most searched for news globally. In terms of movies, the top searched for titles were Black Panther, Deadpool 2, Venom, Avengers: Infinity War, and Bohemian Rhapsody. Since 2018 saw a host of celebrity weddings, Meghan Markle also featured amongst the top for the most searched celebrities.

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