Google has released top trending searches for the month of July 2018. The World Cup dominated the first half of July, with Kenyans tracking the quarterfinals, semifinals and the big final match between France and Croatia.
Beyond the World Cup, the second most searched item was the lunar eclipse, which took place on 27 July 2018. This was the longest total lunar eclipse in the century, lasting about one hour and 43 minutes.
Third on the list was Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović who rose to global popularity during the World Cup when she flew to Russia to cheer her national team all the way to the finals.
Kenyans also went online to search for the sexiest woman alive, making this the fourth most searched item in July. The fifth top Kenyan search was Ruth Kamande, who was sentenced to death after the High Court ruled that she deliberately stabbed her boyfriend to death in 2015.
Also on the list was pony videos 2018 and My Sweet Curse, a new telenovela that debuted July 12 on Citizen TV.
Closing the list of top ten Kenyan trending searches in July was the Thailand cave rescue which captured the world’s attention after 12 boys – all members of one football team – and their coach were trapped for two weeks in the Tham Luang Nang Non cave in the Thai province of Chiang Rai.
In the ‘Trending How to’category, the top trending search was “How to check KPLC bill” while “How to withdraw from Sportpesa” came second. The third search item was “How to buy tokens” referring to the Kenya Power electricity tokens utilised by the company’s prepaid customers.
The fourth trending search item in this category was “How to pray” while cuisine related searches “How to cook spaghetti” and “How to cook fish” took fifth and sixth positions respectively. “How to remove black spots on face” was the seventh most searched query in this category.
Google Search Trends is a publicly available tool that indicates search patterns over a period of time and shows the clusters of searches that made it to the weekly trending searches in the country.
The most popular searches
- World Cup matches
- Lunar eclipse
- Croatia president
- Sexiest woman alive
- Ruth Kamande
- Pony videos 2018
- My sweet curse
- Alex Mwakideu
- Thailand cave rescue
Trending How To:
- how to check kplc bill
- how to withdraw from sportpesa
- how to buy tokens
- how to pray
- how to cook spaghetti
- how to cook fish
- how to remove black spots on face
Courtesy, Business Today
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