Google on Wednesday announced the results of its 2018 year in search, offering an insight into the year’s major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria.
Mr Taiwo Kola-Ogunlade, Google’s Communications and Public Affairs Manager, Anglophone West Africa, made the
announcement in a dispatch to the News Agency of Nigeria in Lagos.
NAN reports that Google Search, also referred to as Google Web Search or simply Google, is a web search engine developed by Google LLC.
It is the most used search engine on the World Wide Web across all platforms, with 92.74% market share as of October 2018, handling more than three billion searches each day.
Google Trends which was launched in May 2006, allows one to see how popular, search terms and its demography have been over time on the search engine.
According to him, the Osun elections, Alexis Sanchez, Black Panther searches top the 2018 trending list.
Kola-Ogunlade said that the trend had to do with what people, places, and things were trending around the globe, the top trending news moment of the last 12 months and which new music and movies trended and grabbed people’s attention.
“This year’s most searched news event was the Osun elections, which gripped national attention in September due to alleged incidents of voter intimidation and interference.
“Manchester United footballer Alexis Sanchez was both the most searched person and the most searched sportsperson of 2018.
“Black Panther took number one in the trending movies list, while Fever by Wizkid was the top trending song,” he said.
Aside Osun elections, Koka-Ogunlade said that other top trending news searches for the year were, Ekiti elections, PDP Presidential Primaries, ASUU Strike, NLC Strike/Minimum Wage, Offa Robbery, Kaduna Crisis, Lagos APC primaries, Royal Wedding and Atiku Running Mate.
Top trending people
Top trending questions
“How to check Jamb result
How to write a Business Plan
Who is leading in Osun Election?
How to check BVN
Who is Prince Harry?
Who is the richest musician in Nigeria?
How to write a CV
How to dance Shaku Shaku
Who is Atiku’s running mate?
Who is the president of Croatia?
Top trending songs
Assurance – Davido,
Science Student – Olamide,
Motigbana – Olamide,
Nwa Baby –Davido,
One Ticket – Kiss Daniel ft Davido,
Gbona – Burna Boy,
Manya – Wizkid,
Soco – Wizkid,
Fia – Davido.
Top trending movies
Avengers Infinity War,
King of Boys,
Wedding Party 2,
Top trending sports people