Most Searched Questions in South Africa in 2018

Most Searched Questions in South Africa in 2018

What would we do without Google? For most people, its hard to remember a time without Google. Any question, any concern, any event, we can just turn to out trusty search engine. “Google it” has even become a legitimate term. Google now processes over 40,000 search queries every second on average which translates to over 3.5 billion searches per day and 1.2 trillion searches per year worldwide. Google recently celebrated its 20-year anniversary. In honour of its anniversary, let’s take a look at the most Google searched terms in South Africa in 2017.

These were the most searched things in South Africa in 2017:

10: “How old is Megan Markle?”

Actress turned Princess Megan Markle took the world by storm when she began dating and eventually married Prince Harry. People became completely fascinated by her and their life together.  Answer to the question: she is 37.

9: “What happened to HHP?”

South African musician HHP passed away this year, and there were many questions around his sudden passing.

8: “What time is the royal wedding?”

The Royal Wedding was he event of the year. Millions of people around the world tuned in to witness Prince Harry and Megan Markle wed.

7: “How to get pregnant?”

Many South Africans seem to have been reading up on their fertility in 2018.

6: “how much are Global Citizen tickets?”

The Global Citizen festival took place in Johannesburg, South Africa, and brought international acts such as Beyonce, Jay-Z and Pharrell to name a few. While the majority of tickets had to be earned by taking action, many wanted to know how they could rather purchase the tickets.

5: “How old is Prince Harry?”

Just as people wanted to know Megan Marke’s age, people wanted to know Prince Harry‘s age. Answer: he is 34.

4: “What is black data?”

Mobile network Cell C began offering new low-cost prepaid data bundles that allowed users to stream movies, series, music, sport and more, without incurring any data costs – from its new Black video-on-demand platform. This prompted many questions on what black data actually meant.

3: “What is listeriosis?”

There was a breakout of the Listeriosis disease in 2018, traced to Tiger Brands’ Enterprise polony factory.

2: “How old is Pharrell Williams?”

Pharrell Williams is one of those celebrities that look much younger than they actually are. South Africans really wanted to know his actual age.

1: “How did Avicii die?”

DJ and producer Avicii passed away this year, prompting many questions about what led to his death.

Did you search any of these things? Let us know in the comments below!

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