A really interesting and inspiring way to wrap up 2022 and look forward to 2023 this week is with Google's Year in Search.
Each year, Google reports what has been most-searched for on their platform that year globally and by various geographical breakdowns. They started creating a video montage of that annual data in 2010. This year's video is another stellar edition (at the top of this blog).
While one Google blogger, Simon Rogers, reports that Google has been doing this for 22 years, the site only goes back to 2001.
One fun way to check out Year in Search is by entering your zip code or city and see what was most-searched for where you live or search other cities for some interesting fun. You can do that here: Google Year in Search by Zip/City
When I did that for me, I got the Houston, Texas data (I live in Pearland right outside Houston). The Houston area searched for public library near me more than anywhere else in the country. Somehow, I find that reassuring.
And the #1 and #2 searches for Houston? Gas prices near me and Cheapest gas near me. How not surprising for any city in 2022!
See what Google trends reveal about the questions we shared, the people who inspired us, and the moments that captured the world’s attention each year.
Happy New Year!
Have an amazing journey!
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