What were the most Googled words in 2022? Wordle, the Queen, and… Dahmer
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(Pocket-lint) – Every year Google publishes an online dashboard revealing the words, people, events and trends that have been most “googled” – or searched for – on its site in the previous 12 months .
Titled ‘Year in Search’, the 2022 dashboard features not only top searches, but also the following search types: news, people, actors, athletes, sports matches, movies, deaths, recipes, songs and TV shows. television. You can even filter them to show results globally or in a specific country, like the US or the UK.
What are the most “googled” words?
It probably won’t surprise you, but “Wordle” was the most popular search in the world in 2022. Queen Elizabeth and Jeffrey Dahmer are also in the top 10 searches. You probably thought you would never read those two names in the same sentence, right? We assume they were wanted because the Queen died and Netflix released a hit series about Dahmer, an American cannibalistic serial killer who preyed on minority men in the 80s and 90s.
Here are the most searched words worldwide on Google over the past year:
- India v England
- Queen Elizabeth
- India vs SA
- World Cup
- India vs West Indies
- iPhone 14
- Jeffrey Dahmer
- Indian Prime Minister
How to find all top searches
Check out Google’s 2022 Dashboard to see the top searches performed during the year, whether globally or in your country.
Want to know the search trends in your area?
This year, Google also launched a local hub that showcases interesting trends across the United States. For example, the Burlington, Vermont area is the only place in the United States where the term “climbing gym” is among the top “near me” search trends. The most wanted animal in the region in 2022? Crayfish. The Anchorage, Alaska, and Des Moines, Iowa areas are the only two places in the United States where the term “quilt shops” is among the top searches in the “near me” category.
To see top searches in your city, go here and type in your zip code or city name.
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Written by Maggie Tillman.