Robin Williams Tops 2014 Google Search Queries


Google has released it’s annual global searches list for 2014. Robin Williams was searched globally more times than World Cup and Ebola to take the top 2014 Google Search term. Malaysia Airlines and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge rounded out the top 5 for all searches. Flappy Bird, a mobile app, beat out bigger console games such as Destiny. And if there was any doubt, Frozen made the top ten list as well, beating out all other movies for the year.

The top consumer electronic device people searched for was Apple’s latest iPhone 6, with Samsung’s Galaxy S5 coming in second followed by Google’s flagship Nexus 6 device. The Xbox One was the top console searched for, Sony’s Playstation 4 (which is leading the latest generation of consoles in sales) and Nintendo’s Wii U didn’t even make the top 10 list. With quite a few wearable smartwatches released this year, the top wearable device searched for was Apple’s unreleased Apple Watch.

Ebola and ISIS searches led the Global News chart, with recent events in Ferguson garnering enough searches to round out the top 5. Jennifer Lawrence took the top People search spot over Kim Kardashian, no doubt Lawrence’s leaked selfies had something to do with that. For the sports minded, Colombian footballer James Rodríguez beat out Michael Schumacher – who suffered a coma after a skiing accident, and Ray Rice who was battered with accusations of domestic abuse.

The top search for the United States and Canada was also Robin Williams, while India searched most for Elections 2014 and World Cup topped Australian searches. No top search list was given for the UK.

Check out the top trending search lists after Google’s Year in Search video below.

2014 Top Searches – Overall

  1. Robin_Williams
    Robin Williams.

    Robin Williams

  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  6. Flappy Bird
  7. Conchita Wurst
  8. ISIS
  9. Frozen
  10. Sochi Olympics

2014 Top Searches – Consumer Electronics

  1. iPhone-6-Plus
    iPhone 6 Plus

    iPhone 6

  2. Samsung Galaxy S5
  3. Nexus 6
  4. Moto G
  5. Samsung Note 4
  6. LG G3
  7. Xbox One
  8. Apple Watch
  9. Nokia X
  10. iPad Air

2014 Top Searches – People

  1. Jennifer_Lawrence_at_the_83rd_Academy_Awards_crop
    Jennifer Lawrence

    Jennifer Lawrence

  2. Kim Kardashian
  3. Julie Gayet
  4. Tracy Morgan
  5. Renee Zellweger
  6. Jared Leto
  7. Lorde
  8. Matthew McConaughey
  9. Amal Alamuddin
  10. Donald Sterling

2014 Top Searches – Athletes

  1. James-Rodriguez
    James Rodriquez

    James Rodriguez

  2. Michael Schumacher
  3. Ray Rice
  4. Luis Suarez
  5. Neymar da Silva Santos
  6. Mario Gotze
  7. Jules Bianchi
  8. Francisco Guillermo Ochoa Magaña
  9. Michael Phelps
  10. Richard Sherman

2014 Top Searches – Global News

  1. ebola
    Ebola virus


  2. ISIS
  3. Malaysia Airlines
  4. Crimea / Ukraine
  5. Ferguson
  6. Gaza and Israel
  7. Scotish Referendum
  8. Oscar Pistorius trial

*Not sure why there’s only 8 listed here…

2014 Top Searches – Google Doodles

  1. World-Cup-2014-Google-Doodle
    World Cup 2014 Google Doodle

    World Cup 2014 – Watching the game while the boss is away

  2. 2014 Winter Olympics
  3. Rubik’s Cube
  4. Philae Robotic Lander
  5. Nelson Mandela
  6. International Women’s Day 2014
  7. Audrey Hepburn
  8. Berlin Wall
  9. Leo Tolstoy
  10. Halloween 2014

2014 Top Searches – Loss

  1. Robin_Williams
    Robin Williams.

    Robin Williams

  2. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  3. Peaches Geldof
  4. Shirley Temple
  5. Maya Angelou
  6. Joan Rivers
  7. Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  8. Lauren Bacall
  9. James Avery
  10. Harold Ramis

2014 Top Searches – World Cup Matches

  1. world-cup-2014-brazil-v-germany-preview
    World Cup 2014 Brazil vs Germany

    Brazil vs Germany

  2. Germany vs Argentina
  3. Brazil vs Chile
  4. Argentina vs Belgium
  5. Brazil vs Croatia
  6. Brazil vs Netherlands
  7. Netherlands vs Mexico
  8. Germany vs Portugal
  9. Brazil vs Mexico
  10. USA vs Germany

2014 Top Searches – YouTube Videos

  1. Mutant-Spider-Dog
    Mutant Giant Spider Dog

    Mutant Giant Spider Dog (SA Wardega)

  2. Nike Football: Winner Stays. ft. Ronaldo, Neymar Jr., Rooney, Ibrahimović, Iniesta & more
  4. The Voice IT | Serie 2 | Blind 2 | Suor Cristina Scuccia – #TEAMJ-AX
  5. iPhone 6 Plus Bend Test
  6. Bars & Melody – Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer act | Britain’s Got Talent 2014
  7. Budweiser Super Bowl XLVIII Commercial — “Puppy Love”
  8. Devil Baby Attack
  9. Goku vs Superman. Epic Rap Battles of History Season 3.
  10. 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman

It’s interesting to see these trending search lists, as Google asks “what do these searches say about us?” Do you think what people search for defines us? Any surprises? Hit the link below for other lists and breakdown by particular countries. Let us know what you think in the comments below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Last Updated on November 27, 2018.


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