Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Top Google searches in Massachusetts in 2014

Google recently released their Year in Search, detailing all kinds of search data from around the world. But what about Massachusetts specifically?

Searching with Google

The most searched topic in 2014 for Mass users was Robin Williams, just as the rest of the world searched.

Remember the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on your Facebook news feed every single day for a couple months straight? ALS comes in at #10, although it was #5 globally. The challenge started right here in Massachusetts, but the rest of the world was more curious about it as it went viral.

Top 10 searches in Massachusetts in 2014
1. Robin Williams
2. World Cup
3. Ebola
4. Joan Rivers
5. Phillip Seymour Hoffman
6. Boston Marathon
7. Malaysia Airlines
8. Ray Rice
9. Jennifer Lawrence
10. ALS

Here's something interesting. Of all the "How to" search queries, juggling was the top search this year. Is juggling taking off? Well, in soccer you can juggle (i.e. dribble and kick in the air), and there is also the juggling of work and family, among other things. But people in Mass are curious about throwing balls in the air too!

juggling balls

Top 10 "How to" searches in Massachusetts in 2014
1. How to juggle
2. How to focus
3. How to shave
4. How to tinder
5. How to sing
6. How to draw
7. How to save
8. How to detox
9. How to declutter
10. How to annotate

Top 10 "What is" searches in Massachusetts in 2014
1. What is Ebola?
2. What is ALS?
3. What is accounting?
4. What is socialism?
5. What is imagery?
6. What is maltose?
7. What is mononucleosis?
8. What is stress?
9. What is alimony?
10. What is diabetes?

Top 10 news searches in Massachusetts in 2014
1. World Cup
2. Ebola
3. Boston Marathon
4. Malaysia Airlines
5. ALS
6. Ferguson
7. Olympics
8. Easter 2014
9. Super Bowl 2014
10. ISIS


  1. I was surprised by the Top 10 "What is" searches in Massachusetts in 2014 about maltose!

  2. I love these types of lists. So interesting. It makes sense about famous deceased people making the list. Also, How To Tinder? I'll have to look that up because I don't know what it is. lol Thanks for the cool post!

  3. The Malaysia Airlines. Is it another strange mystery?


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