What do people search for the most on Google?
“It spans everything. They’re looking for directions, they’re looking for restaurants,” “how-to” help, celebrity news, images, and other items, said Jon Wiley, lead designer for Google Search.
The top search trends for 2011? Watch Jon Wiley talk about Google’s hottest searches below:
Google’s top fastest rising query for 2011 was “Rebecca Black,” the 14-year-old singer whose song “Friday” was heard by millions on YouTube last year, and got the attention of the likes of the Jonas Brothers and Justin Bieber, Wiley said. Another hot search item: “planking.” That is where people literally drop down to the ground wherever they are — or, on top of an item of their choice, like a snowman — and lie in a prone position.
Why? We’re not sure, but watch the video above to see Jon Wiley demonstrate.