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 “how to create a giant Reeses Peanut Butter Cup“…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 need 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 2014 The Most Googled Searches were For:
1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
6. Flappy Bird
7. Conchita Wurst
10. Sochi Olympics
The Most Googled Video for 2014… Mutant Giant Spider Dog of course!
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!