Google reveals top SA searches over the past 15 years


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As Google Trends turns 15 on Wednesday, it posted the top search engine topics during that time period in South Africa.

A review of the list reveals that, among other things, South Africans use the Internet to find answers to pressing questions, stay informed on hot topics, connect to government services, follow their favorite public figures, and search for work. , food, entertainment and health related information.

Google Trends has shed light on some of the top Google searches in South Africa over the past 15 years.

The five most searched questions are: where to stay, how to make a quick buck, how to have sex, what is love and what is my IP address.

The top five news searches are: Shedding, Coronavirus South Africa, National Treasury, Election Results and Heritage Day.

The five most wanted South Africans are: Cassper Nyovest, followed by Cyril Ramaphosa, then Julius Malema, Jacob Zuma and Bonang Matheba.

The five most wanted international celebrities are: Kim Kardashian, Chris Brown, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne and Christiano Ronaldo.

The top five sporting events and tournament searches are: La Liga, Champions League, English Premier League, PSL Ranking and Rugby World Cup.

The top five job searches are: DPSA vacancies, Career Junction, Job Mail, Gumtree Jobs and Eskom vacancies.

The top five most sought-after government departments are: Home Affairs, Ministry of Labor, Ministry of Education, Electronic Filing, and Ministry of Interior.

The five most popular educational services are: My Unisa, Google Scholar, UP portal, Puff and pass and University of Pretoria.

The first five searched “words” are: All of me Words, Alleluia words, those of Adele Hello Words, Despacito lyrics and Thinking out loud Words.

The top five food searches are: Romans Pizza, KFC menu, Nandos menu, Debonairs pizza, and Ocean Basket.

The top five health-related researches are: banting diet, signs of pregnancy, apple cider vinegar, NHLS connection, and coronavirus symptoms.

Google said it processes more than 40,000 search queries every second. This translates to over a billion searches per day and 1,200 billion searches per year worldwide.

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