You would probably think that it would be easy to determine the most googled thing ever, and that it would most likely be something like “hot porn” “justin bieber” or “am I pregnant”…something that millions of people search for everyday, but as the times change, so do the searches. Events change, environmental issues arise, health scares occur, and celebs get boob jobs. Popularity rises and falls and you can keep track of the searches on a daily, monthly, or yearly basis now.
To find out the most googled words/phrases you would to check with google zeitgeist. “Zeitgeist” means “the spirit of the times”, and Google reveals this spirit through the aggregation of millions of search queries we receive every day. They have several tools that give insight into global, regional, past and present search trends. These tools are available for you to play with, explore, and learn from. Use them for everything from business research to trivia answers.
In 2010 The Most Googled Searches were For:
1. The World Cup
3. Haiti EarthQuake
4. Oil Spil
5. Ash Cloud
Fastest Rising in 2010
3. justin bieber
4. nicki minaj
7. katy perry
In 2011 The Most Googled Searches were For:
1. Rebecca Black
2. Google+ (Really says google?!?!)
3. Ryan Dunn
4. Casey Anthony
5. Battlefield 3
As for the most googled thing ever in all of search history… I am still going with “Justin Bieber” He was apparently the number one most googled name on the planet for one day so it only makes sense that he holds the title there… still!