As the year comes to an end, Google releases another list of most searched keywords or would you rather say trends around the Globe.

google zeitgeist trends for 2013

What would amaze you about this years list is that notable deaths took the top position for searches made around the globe. Below is the list of top 10 searches made in 2013 in general around the world.

  1. Nelson Mandela
  2. Paul Walker
  3. iPhone 5S
  4. Cory Monteith
  5. Harlem Shake
  6. Boston Marathon
  7. Royal Baby
  8. Samsung Galaxy S4
  9. PlayStation 4
  10. North Korea

Going to regional searches made, here are the most search keywords in the US for 2013 below.

  1. Boston Marathon
  2. Government Shutdown
  3. VMAs
  4. Tornado in Moore, Okla.
  5. Royal Baby
  6. Zimmerman Trial
  7. Typhoon Haiyan
  8. New Pope
  9. Syria Conflict
  10. Mayweather versus Canelo

I’ll give a list of top 5 most searched terms in different categories in Nigeria.

5 Most Searched People In 2013 Nigeria

  • Goldie Harvey
  • Pope Francis
  • Gonzalo Higuain
  • Paul Walker
  • Damoche

5 Most Searched Gadgets In Nigeria 2013

  • iPhone 5
  • Blackberry Z10
  • Tecno N3
  • Samsung Galaxy s4
  • HTC One

5 Top Trending Terms

  • ASUU Strike
  • JAMB 2013
  • Goldie Harvey Dead
  • Confederation Cups
  • Anambra Elections

You can get a complete chart of most searched keyboards from the Nigerian Populace by Clicking Here.

The list includes categories such as most searched car brands, most searched musicians and actors and it shows what they are mostly on the net for.


  1. Paul Walker and Mndela got rapid ranking in very short time as both were celebrities. Especially Mandela was the great leader therefore everyone want to know about his life and Paul Walker was very famous actor from famous movie series and his sudden death make millions of people sad therefore people searched about the facts of his accident. Your post is very informative to know about the search trends of 2014.

  2. Yes Samsung and iphone oriented post really brought some organic traffic to my site this year as they are searched often. What a suprise how did Anambra cup enter here really I don’t think I’ve heard about that except the election that happened recently.


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