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Google has revealed its top searches for 2019

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The end of 2019 is almost upon us and Google has revealed the top searches made by Australian users for everything from rugby and politics to bushfires and plant-based diets.

Google searches vary from people wanting to find information, catch up on news, sport or instructions on how to do something or why something happened.

Of the combined results, the top searches were for fires near me, Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup followed by the Election Results Australia 2019.

Searches (Trending)

  1. Fires near me
  2. Rugby World Cup
  3. Cricket World Cup
  4. Election results Australia 2019
  5. Cameron Boyce
  6. Thanos
  7. Avengers Endgame
  8. Danny Frawley
  9. The fall of the Berlin wall
  10. Christchurch shooting

Here are the main areas we explored:

NATURAL DISASTERS

2019 was the year we had it all – bushfires, flood and cyclones.

One of the most popular searches was NSW fires followed by Cyclone Oma and Townsville flooding.

MAJOR NEWS EVENTS

Google was where people turned to make sense of atrocities, mass shootings and terrorist attacks.

These included the Christchurch mosque shootings as well as violence in Sri Lanks and why there were protests in Hong Kong.

News (Trending)

  1. Election results Australia 2019
  2. Christchurch shooting
  3. NSW fires
  4. Cyclone Oma
  5. Sri Lanka
  6. NSW election
  7. Brexit
  8. Townsville flooding
  9. Royal baby
  10. Amazon fire

Australian public figures (Trending)

  1. Ash Barty
  2. Fraser Anning
  3. Israel Folau
  4. Cody Simpson
  5. Scott Morrison
  6. Bill Shorten
  7. Jack Vidgen
  8. George Pell
  9. Tayla Harris
  10. Chris Lilley

Global figures (Trending)

  1. James Charles
  2. Billie Eilish
  3. Jordyn Woods
  4. Greta Thunberg
  5. Keanu Reeves
  6. Julian Assange
  7. Lady Gaga
  8. Tsitsipas
  9. Bradley Cooper
  10. Prince Andrew

SPORT
Australians love sport so it’s no wonder it figured in a major way in our Google searches.

What topped the list this year was the Rugby World Cup in Japan.

Also of interest we’re our female sport stars including tennis superstar Ash Barty and football player Tayla Harris.

Sporting events (Trending)

  1. Rugby World Cup
  2. Cricket World Cup
  3. FIBA World Cup
  4. Cricket Australia
  5. Pakistan vs Australia
  6. Ashes score
  7. Copa America
  8. Ashes 4th test
  9. NRL grand final
  10. Women’s World Cup

HOW TO

There were a lot of projects big and small we took on in 2019 with Google’s help including how to make beeswax, how to vote and how to watch Game of Thrones.

On the larger project side, we googled how to build a deck and even how to win Powerball.

How to…? (Trending)

  1. How to vote
  2. How to watch Game of Thrones
  3. How to vote labor 2019
  4. How to vote liberal
  5. How to pronounce psalm
  6. How to vote in NSW State Election
  7. How to vote early
  8. How to win Powerball
  9. How to opt out of my health
  10. How to solve a Rubik’s cube

Why is..? (Trending)

  1. Why is Madonna wearing an eye patch at Eurovision
  2. Why is the Amazon burning
  3. Why is Australia Day on the 26th
  4. Why is the Press Club closing
  5. Why is Instagram not working
  6. Why is ASAP rocky in jail
  7. Why is Hong Kong protesting
  8. Why is Halloween celebrated
  9. Why is ANZAC day commemorated on 25 April
  10. Why is Turkey invading Syria


What is…? (Trending)

  1. What is area 51
  2. What is momo
  3. What is Brexit
  4. What is a VSCO girl
  5. What is a boomer
  6. What is keto diet
  7. What is an astrophysicist
  8. What is negative gearing
  9. What is Diwali
  10. What is vaping

Top related searches for “DIY” in 2019 in Australia (Most Searched)

  1. How to build a deck
  2. DIY face mask
  3. How to lay pavers
  4. DIY halloween costumes
  5. Beeswax wraps DIY
  6. DIY Christmas decorations
  7. DIY balloon garland
  8. DIY garage
  9. DIY lip scrub
  10. DIY dog wash

RECIPES

Google is one of the biggest online cookbooks and 2019 was no different.

And while there were the usual searches for scone recipes, beef stroganoff and osso buco, the biggest search this year was plant-based recipes.

We also searches for more information on keto diets.

Recipes (Trending)

  1. Plant based recipes
  2. Scones recipes
  3. Beef stroganoff recipes
  4. MKR recipes 2019
  5. Apple pie recipes
  6. Frittata recipes
  7. Fried rice recipes
  8. Risotto recipes
  9. Hello Fresh recipes
  10. Osso buco recipes

BIRTHS AND DEATHS

The biggest search was for the birth of Harry and Meghan’s son Archie but that was overtaken by the deaths of prominent celebrities and politicians including Bob Hawke, Doris Day, Luke Perry, Mike Willesee and Karl Lagerfeld.

Loss (Trending)

  1. Cameron Boyce
  2. Danny Frawley
  3. Luke Perry
  4. Bob Hawke
  5. Annalise Braakensiek
  6. Karl Lagerfeld
  7. Keith Flint
  8. Doris Day
  9. Mike Willesee
  10. Ben Unwin