It’s the time of the year when Google reveals who managed to garner maximum attention on the Internet, via its Year in search list. We Indians love Bollywood and we do love cricket, but surprisingly this year a politician – Hon’ble PM Narendra Modi Ji managed to rank higher by remaining in spotlight throughout 2014 (though he still ranks below iPhone 6 in the list).
Google Year in Search Lok Sabha elections in India ranked top most among trending search topics, followed by FIFA 2014 and iPhone 6. Sunny Leone and Narendra Modi were the highest searched personalities across all categories, followed by other bollywood personalities likes Salman Khan, Katrina kaif and Deepika Padukone.
Aactress Sunny Leonne has had a great year. Not only is she the top ranking person of interest, but her movie Ragini MMS 2 is the most searched Bollywood movie this year, followed by Kick, Jai ho and Happy New Year.
Talking of Sports, IPL 2014 and FIFA world cup were the most searched sporting events this year. In cricket, Virat Kohli’s popularity soared above eminent personalities like Sachin Tendulkar (Cricketing Legend remains quite popular even after his retirement) and MS Dhoni.
In Music, Bang Bang’s title track, Honey Singh’s Blue Eyes and ‘SUNNY SUNNY’ from Yaariyan topped the charts this year. Top news moments which caught most attention this year include Narendra Modi’s huge victory in Lok Sabha elections, Sunanda Pushkars death and missing Malaysian airlines.
Rajan Anandan, Managing Director, Google India, said, “The findings of Google’s Year in Search is a clear testimony of India’s growing interest in issues of national importance. The 2014 Lok Sabha elections pointed to the power of digital media and also to the unprecedented demand for information. These elections were fought as much on India’s dusty plains as it was on digital platforms, including social media such as Google Hangouts and YouTube. We’ve seen an exponential increase in the number of Internet searches this year, not just on desktops but also smartphones, a trend that is reflective of India’s growing digital emergence as the next billion Indians begin to embrace the power of the Internet.”
Railway enquiries, cricket news, online shopping were among top searches on hand held devices. We have listed a few ‘Top Five’ below. You can watch all surging trends of 2014 by visiting google.com/2014
|India’s Top Searches (Across categories)
||India’s Top Trending searches
|India’s Top Personalities (All categories)
|India’s Top Trending Movies
||India’s Top Searched Bollywood Actors Male – 2014
||India’s Top Searched Bollywood Actors Female – 2014