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What we searched for in 2019 – Google’s long list of trends

Who the hell is James Charles? Ditto, Jordyn Woods? How do we find out? Easy – Google it. Well, that’s what lots of Aussies did in 2019 with those two names along with singer Billie Eilish taking the top three as Global Figures in the 2019 Google Search stats.

Overall, Aussies heeding the warnings to stay informed about the bushfires with Fires near me topping the charts as our highest search trend. Trend is the way Google defines their rankings, using a year on year look at the search to see which searches have had the highest bump in numbers.

Elections dominated the news, while the Christchurch shooting and Brexit also made the list. Sports were dominated by the Rugby and Cricket world cups, along with the Ashes, and the Women’s World Cup which made the top 10.

Most troubling, or encouraging, depending on if you’re a glass half full or empty kinda guy was the fact that “How to Vote” searches made up five of the top ten “how to” searches.

Bunnings should be happy though, How to build a deck and how to lay pavers were big on our DIY lists in 2019.

Here’s all the lists, all the data

Searches (Trending):

  1. Fires near me
  2. Rugby World Cup
  3. Cricket World Cup
  4. Election results Australia 2019
  5. Cameron Boyce
  6. Thanos
  7. Avengers Endgame
  8. Danny Frawley
  9. The fall of the Berlin wall
  10. Christchurch shooting

News (Trending): 

  1. Election results Australia 2019
  2. Christchurch shooting
  3. NSW fires
  4. Cyclone Oma
  5. Sri Lanka 
  6. NSW election 
  7. Brexit
  8. Townsville flooding
  9. Royal baby
  10. Amazon fire

Sporting events (Trending)

  1. Rugby World Cup
  2. Cricket World Cup
  3. FIBA World Cup
  4. Cricket Australia
  5. Pakistan vs Australia
  6. Ashes score
  7. Copa America
  8. Ashes 4th test
  9. NRL grand final
  10.  Women’s World Cup

Global figures (Trending)

  1. James Charles
  2. Billie Eilish
  3. Jordyn Woods
  4. Greta Thunberg
  5. Keanu Reeves
  6. Julian Assange
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Tsitsipas
  9. Bradley Cooper
  10. Prince Andrew

Australian public figures (Trending) 

  1. Ash Barty
  2. Fraser Anning
  3. Israel Folau 
  4. Cody Simpson
  5. Scott Morrison
  6. Bill Shorten
  7. Jack Vidgen
  8. George Pell
  9. Tayla Harris
  10. Chris Lilley

Loss (Trending)

  1. Cameron Boyce
  2. Danny Frawley
  3. Luke Perry
  4. Bob Hawke
  5. Annalise Braakensiek
  6. Karl Lagerfeld
  7. Keith Flint
  8. Doris Day
  9. Mike Willesee
  10. Ben Unwin

Recipes (Trending)

  1. Plant based recipes
  2. Scones recipes
  3. Beef stroganoff recipes
  4. MKR recipes 2019
  5. Apple pie recipes
  6. Frittata recipes
  7. Fried rice recipes
  8. Risotto recipes
  9. Hello Fresh recipes
  10. Osso buco recipes

How to…? (Trending)

  1. How to vote
  2. How to watch Game of Thrones
  3. How to vote labor 2019
  4. How to vote liberal
  5. How to pronounce psalm
  6. How to vote in NSW State Election 
  7. How to vote early
  8. How to win Powerball
  9. How to opt out of my health
  10. How to solve a rubix cube

What is…? (Trending)

  1. What is area 51
  2. What is momo
  3. What is Brexit
  4. What is a VSCO girl
  5. What is a boomer
  6. What is keto diet
  7. What is an astrophysicist
  8. What is negative gearing
  9. What is Diwali
  10. What is vaping

Why is..? (Trending)

  1. Why is Madonna wearing an eye patch at Eurovision
  2. Why is the Amazon burning
  3. Why is Australia Day on the 26th
  4. Why is the Press Club closing
  5. Why is Instagram not working
  6. Why is ASAP rocky in jail
  7. Why is Hong Kong protesting
  8. Why is Halloween celebrated
  9. Why is ANZAC day commemorated on 25 April
  10. Why is Turkey invading Syria

Top related searches for “DIY” in 2019 in Australia (Most Searched)

  1. How to build a deck
  2. DIY face mask
  3. How to lay pavers
  4. DIY halloween costumes
  5. Beeswax wraps DIY
  6. DIY christmas decorations
  7. DIY balloon garland
  8. DIY garage
  9. DIY lip scrub
  10. DIY dog wash

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