These are Atlanta’s 10 most-Googled topics of 2017


These are Atlanta’s 10 most-Googled topics of 2017

Google on Wednesday unveiled its mega list of 2017’s top search trends. Across the globe, people asked Google about subjects such as Hurricane Irma, April the Giraffe, the solar eclipse and much more.

In October, the search engine giant found evidence of Russian influence in the 2016 presidential election on YouTube, Gmail and in its own search results.

As the Verge reported, “Google essentially holds a monopoly on truth because it’s by far the dominant search engine on the web. It’s more important than ever for Google to manage the integrity of its search result rankings.”

Google’s Year in Search 2017 lists are based on search terms that “had a high spike in traffic in 2017 as compared to 2016,” the company said.

So, what did Atlantans search for in 2017?

According to Atlanta communications agency Jackson Spalding, which works with a multitude of companies, including Google, many of Atlanta’s top search results mirrored the nation’s trends.

Compared to the rest of the U.S., however, Atlanta wasn’t as interested in Matt Lauer, the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight or in Hurricane Harvey.

But Hurricane Irma, which battered Florida and led to intense property damage, flooding and power outages along the coast and throughout the state of Georgia, was the top-searched in Atlanta.

Here are Atlanta’s top 10 most-Googled topics in 2017:

1. Hurricane Irma

2. Irma path

3. Tom Petty

4. Super Bowl

5. Aaron Hernandez

6. Atlanta Falcons

7. Solar eclipse

8. Las Vegas shooting

9. Charlie Murphy

10. Fidget spinner

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