Google has recently announced its 2017 Year in Google Search results for India. Google shared some interesting stats into the top trending How to, What is, news, songs, movies, etc throughout the year.
Top “How to” Google Searches in 2017
Top 3 trending “How to” searches of 2017 was
- How to link Aadhaar card with PAN card
- How to book Jio phone
- How to buy bitcoin in India.
Government mandate of linking Aadhaar number with bank accounts, PAN card, mobile number, as well as various schemes was the reason for the top trend of How to link Aadhaar card with PAN card. Reliance Jio also launched one of the first feature phones to come with 4G VoLTE capability and the ability to use the device via voice commands. According to Reliance Jio, over six million people from across India booked the phone in the first round of pre-bookings.
Top “What is” Google Searches in 2017
Top 3 trending “What is” searches of 2017 was
- What is GST?
- What is Jio Prime?
- What is Ransomware?
Other popular Google searches are What is Cassini and What is Lunar Eclipse. The Top “what is” Google trend is not surprising as India has received its biggest tax reform since Independence. The Indian government changed the all good and service taxes to one GST. The reason for trending “What is Ransomware” is one worst ransomware attack the world affected at least 45,000 computers spread over 74 countries, including India in May.
Overall Trending Google Search of 2017
Coming to top trending Overall queries on Google Search, Baahubali 2 grabbed the top position, followed by Indian Premier League, and Live Cricket Score. Top ten searches mostly comprised of two themes Bollywood and Cricket. Dangal, Badrinath Ki Dulhania, Half Girlfriend, Raees, etc were among the top overall queries in 2017. Top trending international tracks include Spanish hit Despacito and Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You.