Modern technology gives us many things.

Take a look at our top Google searches for 2017


Google Australia has released its annual Year in Search results with the top trending searches for 2017 which included everything from fidget spinners and sport to natural disasters and politics.

The things we search for reflected what was most popular in our minds and in 2017 these included the stress ball replacement – the fidget spinner – which was one of the biggest toy crazes of the year.

People also figured in our Google searches and in 2017 these included Sophie Monk who found true love on The Bachelorette and musician Ed Sheeran’s while we said goodbye to Playboy founder Hugh Hefner.

We are also interested in sport with the Australian Open, Wimbledon and the Melbourne Cup the most popular searches.

The same-sex marriage vote was something we wanted to know more about along with the debate over changing the date of Australia Day.

We were hungry for information around big news stories including natural disasters like Cyclone Debbie, Hurricane Irma and the Bali volcano.

And we also showed our support after terror attacks in London, Las Vegas and Manchester.

We also wanted more information on serious topics including North Korea and wanted to understand what Bitcoin is.

Here were the top trending terms of the year:


  1. Australian Open 2017
  2. Melbourne Cup 2017
  3. Wimbledon 2017
  4. Fidget spinner
  5. Cyclone Debbie
  6. iPhone 8
  7. North Korea
  8. Chris Cornell
  9. iPhone X
  10. Amazon Australia site


  1. Cyclone Debbie
  2. North Korea
  3. Amazon Australia site
  4. Hurricane Irma
  5. Bali volcano
  6. London
  7. Las Vegas
  8. Manchester
  9. UK election
  10. Schapelle Corby

Global people

  1. Harvey Weinstein
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Kevin Spacey
  4. Gal Gadot
  5. Floyd Mayweather
  6. Jake Paul
  7. Post Malone
  8. Pippa Middleton
  9. Boy George
  10. Macklemore


  1. Sophie Monk
  2. Kate Fischer
  3. Schapelle Corby
  4. Ben McCormack
  5. Dustin Martin
  6. Cassie Sainsbury
  7. Lisa Wilkinson
  8. Paul Hogan
  9. Katherine Langford
  10. Amber Sherlock


  1. Chris Cornell
  2. Hugh Hefner
  3. Chester Bennington
  4. Tom Petty
  5. Bill Paxton
  6. David Cassidy
  7. Nicky Hayden
  8. John Clarke
  9. Rich Piana
  10. Malcolm Young

Sporting Events

  1. Australian Open 2017
  2. Melbourne Cup 2017
  3. Wimbledon 2017
  4. Mayweather McGregor fight
  5. AFL Grand Final 2017
  6. US Open 2017 Tennis
  7. Mundine vs Green 2
  8. ICC Champions Trophy 2017
  9. AFL Fixtures 2017
  10. Rugby League World Cup 2017

How to….?

  1. How to make slime
  2. How to make a fidget spinner
  3. How to make fluffy slime
  4. How to watch Mayweather vs McGregor
  5. How to buy Bitcoin
  6. How to make slime without borax
  7. How to use Snapchat map
  8. How to unblock people on Instagram
  9. How to make slime without glue
  10. How to vote for gay marriage

What is…?

  1. What is MSG
  2. What is Bitcoin
  3. What is kimchi
  4. What is a publican
  5. What is covfefe
  6. What is a fidget spinner
  7. What is MSG and why is it bad
  8. What is Sharia law
  9. What is DACA
  10. What is good friday

Why is…?

  1. Why is Pandora shutting down
  2. Why is Club Penguin shutting down
  3. Why is Australia Day on 26 January
  4. Why is it called Good Friday
  5. Why is Nathan Lyon Garry
  6. Why is my poop green
  7. Why is Messenger crashing
  8. Why is Snapchat down
  9. Why is two up illegal
  10. Why is my internet so slow


  1. Beef Stroganoff
  2. Hot cross bun
  3. Hollandaise sauce
  4. Chilli con carne
  5. Chicken Cacciatore
  6. Bechamel sauce
  7. Chicken parmigiana
  8. Shepherd’s pie
  9. Beef Bourguignon
  10. Quiche Lorraine

How to cook…?

  1. How to cook tofu
  2. How to cook eggplant
  3. How to cook pasta
  4. How to cook rice in microwave
  5. How to cook smoked cod
  6. How to cook silverside
  7. How to cook lentils
  8. How to cook salmon fillets
  9. How to cook fennel
  10. How to cook rhubarb