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What Was the Most Searched Term on Google in 2014?

Google has released its look at the most-searched terms in 2014. Think you know what topped the list?

This year, Robin Williams led the way in the US. His suicide in August shocked the world and led people to look him up in droves (as well as discuss on social media).

Google’s Most Popular Search Terms in 2014

  1. Robin Williams
  2. World Cup
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. Flappy Bird
  6. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
  7. ISIS
  8. Ferguson
  9. Frozen
  10. Ukraine

Ebola may have been the third-most popular search term, but asking what it is was the go-to question on Google this year, even ahead of ALS, which grabbed boatloads of headlines, thanks to the Ice Bucket Challenge.

Most Popular “What Is…?” Questions on Google in 2014

  1. What is Ebola?
  2. What is ALS?
  3. What is ISIS?
  4. What is Bitcoin?
  5. What is Asphyxia?
  6. What is Gamergate?
  7. What is WhatsApp?
  8. What is MERS?
  9. What is Hamas?
  10. What is Airdrop?

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