Google Releases List Of Most Popular Searches Of 2016

Google publishes a list of most searched terms every year. This year the trends revolved around different interests of internet users.

Google released this report on Wednesday and according to it, the most searched item of the year was Nintendo’s Pokemon GO.

iPhone 7 took the second spot in the list while Donald Trump took the third spot in the top most searched terms on the searched engine.

The fourth place was taken by Prince, the rock icon who passed away in April.

In the U.S, users took on Google to read about the Powerball lottery. In January, the lottery released a record-breaking prize of $1.6 billion.

Here are the top searched terms from different categories and interest collected from around the world in 2016.

Most-searched people

  1. Donald Trump
  2. Hilary Clinton
  3. Michael Phelps (Olympic Swimmer)
  4. Melania Trump
  5. Simone Biles (gold medal gymnast)

News items

  1. US Election
  2. Olympic Games
  3. Brexit
  4. Orlando nightclub shooting
  5. Zika Virus

Death of celebrities

  1. Prince
  2. David Bowie
  3. Christina Grimmie
  4. Alan Rickman
  5. Muhammad Ali


  1. Pokemon GO
  2. iPhone 7
  3. Freedom 251 ($4 Smartphone from India)


  1. Olympics
  2. Baseball world series
  3. Tour de France
  4. Wimbledon
  5. Australian Open tennis tournament


  1. Deadpool
  2. Suicide Squad
  3. The Revenant
  4. Captain America 3: Civil War
  5. Batman v Superman