Australia’s top Google search terms of 2019 are revealed – and the top result makes for chilling reading
- The term ‘fires near me’ was the most searched Google phrase in 2019
- Australia’s latest bushfire season has been the most damaging in decades
- The second and third spots were the Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup
‘Fires near me’ was the most searched Google phrase for Australians in 2019.
Australia’s latest bushfire season has been the most damaging in decades, already burning through more than 2.1 million hectares of land and killing thousands of animals.
Six people have also died in the blazes across the east coast so far.
While the top result offers an insight into the bushfire crisis at the moment, other key search terms in the top 10 are far less serious.
The second and third spots were the Rugby World Cup and Cricket World Cup respectively.
Firefighters battling the Three Mile blaze north of Sydney discuss tactics as the inferno threatens homes near Mangrove Mountain
The Rugby World Cup (pictured during a game between South Africa and England) was the second highest search term
Australian election results were also widely Googled, as was Disney star Cameron Boyce after his death.
When looking at results more specifically tailored to news stories for the year, the election topped the list again.
It was closely followed by the Christchurch shooting and the fires in New South Wales.
Sri Lanka, the Amazon fires, Brexit and Cyclone Oma also made the list.
Globally, Youtuber James Charles finished the year as the most searched person.
Youtuber James Charles (pictured) was the most searched name globally in the Google results poll
Disney star Cameron Boyce (pictured) was featured on the list after his tragic death in 2019
AUSTRALIAN SEARCH TERM RESULTS
1. Fires near me
2. Rugby World Cup
3. Cricket World Cup
4. Election results Australia 2019
5. Cameron Boyce
7. Avengers Endgame
8. Danny Frawley
9. The fall of the Berlin wall
10. Christchurch shooting
1. How to vote
2. How to watch Game of Thrones
3. How to vote Labor 2019
4. How to vote Liberal
5. How to pronounce psalm
6. How to vote in NSW State Election
7. How to vote early
8. How to win Powerball
9. How to opt-out of my health
10. How to solve a Rubix cube
1. Election results Australia 2019
2. Christchurch shooting
3. NSW fires
4. Cyclone Oma
5. Sri Lanka
6. NSW election
8. Townsville flooding
9. Royal baby
10. Amazon fire
1. What is area 51
2. What is momo
3. What is Brexit
4. What is a VSCO girl
5. What is a boomer
6. What is keto diet
7. What is an astrophysicist
8. What is negative gearing
9. What is Diwali
10. What is vaping