Google revealed the Most Searched Terms in 2012


Euro 2012 which is officially the most searched term of 2012

Google finally released its Zeitgeist report on the top search terms of the year. Apparently, 2012 will be remembered with a lot of sports events, the new James Bond film and the Korean song ‘Gangnam Style’.

This year we witnessed some huge championships in the world of sports. One of them is Euro 2012 which is officially the most searched term of 2012. Right after that come the London Olympics which were one of the trendies search topics in the world. A curious fact that Google found was the people typed “Olympic tickets” more often than “Olympics” in the most popular search engine. In addition, some of the most Googled athletes were actually Olympians. Among them are Jamaican Usain Bolt, and U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps.

But tennis certainly interested sport fans the most. In the top 10 of the most searched Olympians are also tennis players Roger Federer, Venus Williams, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Also, the trendiest British athlete who participated in the London Olympics is another tennis legend – Andy Murray. But despite Euro 2012 and the Olympic Games, the most searched sport this year was synchronized swimming. Interesting, isn’t it?

Google’s report also contains facts about the trendiest celebrities over the past 12 month. The most search person in 2012 is singer Whitney Houston. Even though, Houston passed away at the beginning of the year, her popularity on the search engine remained strong for a few months after that. As a result, the singer’s name is the third trendiest term on Google. The Bodyguard actress is also the most searched person of 2012. Right after her is The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. This year she attracted the public’s attention with her stylish outfits, nude photos and lately with her pregnancy.

The newest James Bond movie, Skyfall, was also quite popular in 2012. Despite the fact, that Skyfall hit the theatres this fall, it still managed to become the most searched film of the year. Moreover, the song from its official soundtrack of the same name was one of the trendiest tracks in 2012. Maybe that is because it is Adele who sang the song. Last year, the British hit-maker and record-breaker was one of the most searched terms and celebrities on Google.

Other popular music songs over the past 12 month were Carly Rae Jepsen’s Kiss Me Maybe and, of course, the YouTube sensation Gangnam Style. The main person responsible for the Gangnam phenomenon, Psy, is one of the most popular music artists in 2012. The Korean performer even surpassed boy band One Direction.

According to Google’s Zeitgeist report, Brazil is the most searched travel destination and more specifically Rio de Janeiro. The second spot is occupied by the cradle of the civilization Greece. Right after Brazil and Greece comes the City of Gold – Dubai.