The Top U.S. Google Searches Of 2017

The search engine just released their list of the most popular searches on the site this past year, and in the U.S., the Category 4 storm that devastated the Caribbean and hit Florida in September tops the list.

Although Matt Lauer’s sexual harassment scandal just hit a few weeks ago, enough people wanted to find out about it that his name came in second on the list, followed by rocker Tom Petty, who passed away in October.

Top Ten U.S. Google Searches of 2017 

  1. Hurricane Irma
  2. Matt Lauer
  3. Tom Petty
  4. Super Bowl
  5. Las Vegas Shooting
  6. Mayweather vs McGregor Fight
  7. Solar Eclipse
  8. Hurricane Harvey
  9. Aaron Hernandez
  10. Fidget Spinner

Google also released the top “How To” questions of the year. “How to make slime” came in at number one. This year’s solar eclipse also influenced this list, with “how to make solar eclipse glasses” and “how to watch the solar eclipse” coming in second and third, respectively.

Top Ten U.S. Google “How To” Searches of 2017

  1. How to make slime
  2. How to make solar eclipse glasses
  3. How to watch the solar eclipse
  4. How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor
  5. How to buy Bitcoin
  6. How to freeze your credit
  7. How to solve a Rubix Cube
  8. How to make a fidget spinner
  9. How to cook a turkey in the oven
  10. How to screen record

Source: USA Today

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