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BREAKING NEWS: Google South Africa – Top searches in 2017


Google has revealed the results of its 2017 Year in Search, offering an overview of the year’s major moments and top trends.
“This year’s trending searches show growing interest in local celebrities and events, with seven of the top 10 trending search terms being local,” said Google.
The results are detailed below.

The top 10 questions searched for in South Africa were:
1. What is dineo?
2. What is bitcoin?
3. Who won the money fight?
4. What role can the private sector play in poverty alleviation?
5. How to lose belly fat?
6. How old is Simphiwe Ngema?
7. What is happening in Zimbabwe?
8. How to make slime?
9. What is junk status?
10. How to manage xenophobia?
The top 10 global searches were about:
1. Hurricane Irma
2. iPhone 8
3. iPhone X
4. Matt Lauer
5. Meghan Markle
6. 13 Reasons Why
7. Tom Petty
8. Fidget Spinner
9. Chester Bennington
10. India National Cricket Team
The top trending searches in South Africa were:
1. Dumi Masilela
2. Zimbabwe
3. Cyclone Dineo
4. Joe Mafela
5. Karabo Mokoena
6. Joost van der Westhuizen
7. Black Friday
8. Mayweather vs McGregor fight
9. Fast & Furious 8
10. Hurricane Irma
South African personalities that were searched for included:
1. Dumi Masilela
2. Joe Mafela
3. Joost van der Westhuizen
4. Zodwa Wabantu
5. Mandla Hlatshwayo
6. Lundi Tyamara
7. Simphiwe Ngema
8. Grace Mugabe
9. Hugh Hefner
10. Chester Bennington
South Africa’s top “near me” searches were for:
1. Pharmacy near me
2. Dentist near me
3. KFC near me
4. Jobs hiring near me
5. Hardware store near me
6. Gynaecologist near me
7. Printing shops near me
8. Steers near me
9. Sushi near me
10. Doctors near me
South Africa’s top TV show searches were:
1. 13 reasons why
2. Game of Thrones
3. Isibaya
4. Uzalo
5. Big Brother Naija
6. American Gods
7. Idols SA
8. Sex in the City
9. Big Little Lies
10. Riverdale
And the most sought-after recipes from South Africa were:
1. Oxtail recipes
2. Sweet potato recipes
3. Beef stew recipes
4. Vegan recipes
5. Creamed spinach recipes
6. Halaal recipes
7. Prawn recipes
8. Spaghetti recipes
9. Cauliflower recipes
10. Bread recipes
Watch Google’s Year in Search 2017 video:

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