2013 Most Searched For Google Terms

Google has released its most common search queries for the whole of 2013 and below is a summary of the most popular:

Top trending general searches

  1. Paul Walker
  2. iPhone 5S
  3. Royal baby
  4. Cory Monteith
  5. Oscar Pistorius
  6. Nelson Mandela
  7. Grand National
  8. Universal Jobmatch
  9. Margaret Thatcher
  10. Xbox One

Top trending ‘What is?’

  1. What is twerking
  2. What is my IP
  3. What is YOLO
  4. What is a prime number
  5. What is illuminati
  6. What is my car worth
  7. What is spooning
  8. What is global warming
  9. What is zumba
  10. What is the meaning of life

Top trending politicians

  1. Boris Johnson
  2. Nick Clegg
  3. David Cameron
  4. Maria Miller
  5. Theresa May
  6. Harriet Harman
  7. George Osborne
  8. Stella Creasy
  9. William Hague
  10. Ed Balls

Most searched celebrities

  1. Kim Kardashian
  2. One Direction
  3. Miley Cyrus
  4. Justin Bieber
  5. Kate Middleton
  6. Taylor Swift
  7. Martin Lewis
  8. Beyoncé
  9. Andy Murray
  10. Harry Styles

Most searched tech gadgets

  1. iPhone 5s
  2. PS4
  3. Xbox One
  4. Samsung Galaxy S4
  5. Nexus 5
  6. iPad Mini
  7. Blackberry 10
  8. Nexus 4
  9. HTC one
  10. Nexus 7

Most searched TV shows

  1. EastEnders
  2. Breaking Bad
  3. Coronation Street
  4. Big Brother 2013
  5. Strictly Come Dancing
  6. Emmerdale
  7. Hollyoaks
  8. Daybreak
  9. Top Gear
  10. The Voice

Google Shopping Feeds Now Accepted On Amazon

Google Shopping feeds are now being accepted inside Amazon for the following Google Shopping categories:

  • Animals & Pet Supplies
  • Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instrument Accessories
  • Arts & Entertainment > Hobbies & Creative Arts > Musical Instruments
  • Camera & Optics
  • Apparel & Accessories > Jewelry > Watch Accessories
  • Apparel & Accessories > Jewelry > Watches
  • Electronics
  • Hardware
  • Home & Garden
  • Software > Video Game Software
  • Toys & Games

A screenshot and link of the information page on Amazon is shown below:


Shortlists inside Google Shopping

Shortlists is a nice little feature inside Google Shopping, which could take centre stage during Christma.

With shortlists you can compare and contrast your favourite products, share them via your various social channels and this will stay at the top of each page as you browse so you can always have easy access to it.

Trusted Stores Is Now Connected With AdWords

The seasonal times are upon us and as such it is more important than ever that online customers trust the stores they are buying from.

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Google Trusted Stores is a massive help in this area as it provides trusted businesses with a Trusted Store badge among other benefits and identification of its status.

This status has now been connected with AdWords meaning you can add reviews etc. to your AdWords text and Product Listing Ads on Google Shopping typically getting a much higher Click Through Rate for your ads.

What is Google Carousel?

Google Carousel is Googles latest edition to its search engine and you may of already seen it when typing in searches such as “James Bond Movies” as shown below:


This gives business another opportunity to show at the top of Google’s results and clicking on one of these Carousel links takes us to another Google search results page with a branded search query for the business in a particular location.

BrightEdge has created an infographic of how this has impacted search and can be seen below:


Local Google Shopping

People can easily research products using Google Shopping, including comparing items, connecting with merchants online in order to complete their purchases and much more.


Google has started rolling out new features that focus on locality. Including the ability to see the local availability of a product on desktops and smartphones.

Currently these are only available to specific retailers in the US, however it is likely to be rolled out more widely upon a successful trial period.

Web Traffic Drop During Outage At Google

All of Google services went down recently, causing a 40% drop in worldwide internet traffic according to Analytics data.


Every one of Google’s services went down during this outage which includes Search, Google Mail, YouTube etc for between one and five minutes.

At the time, the Google Apps Dashboard said:

“We’re aware of a problem with Gmail affecting a significant subset of users, The affected users are able to access Gmail, but are seeing error messages and/or other unexpected behaviour.”

Another message later read:

“Between 15:51 and 15:52 PDT, 50 to 70 percent of requests to Google received errors; service was mostly restored one minute later, and entirely restored after four minutes.”

Probably not suprisingly, Google hasn’t released a comment about why this happened.

New Google Concept Store

Google has finished building it’s concept store called Web & Mortar which uses mobile web to enhance the user shopping experience.

In this concept store users can browse a whole catalog of products, select products they are interested in and then check out with just a few more clicks. These orders can then be handled by same day delivery services.

The benefit is that these stores can fit into the size of a mobile device or scaled up to a whole shop floor.

A demo video released by Google can be seen below:

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When Is Too Late To Make Your Site Mobile Ready? Now!

You could be about to lose up to a third of the traffic to your site according to Google.


One of their latest search algorithm changes has had a major impact on how your site will appear on Google and what they look for. In fact its a big message from Google that it’s already too late to start thinking about having a mobile ready site.

A week ago Google announced that it has changed the rankings of its smartphone search results in a way to demote web pages in its organic search that do not have responsive mobile web design built in.

Google Purchases Wavii

Google recently purchased a new start-up company called Wavii for a sum of over $30 million.


Wavii is a new summarisation company, and the company said after the take over that:

You probably know us best for our app that takes the deluge of information streaming across the web and condenses it into fast, fun updates. While we won’t continue to offer this particular service, we’ll be using our natural language research at Google in ways that may be useful to millions of people around the world.

To all of our loyal Wavii users, we owe you a big thanks for all of your feedback and involvement throughout this journey. We look forward to taking our technology to the next level and delighting you with what we come up with next!

The company which is based in Seattle uses natural language processing technology to put online news articles into different topics that users are interested in in whichever area. Apparently Apple was also after the technology to use with its Siri technology and this may have made Google jump first.

The company Wavii was formed in 2009 by an ex employee of Microsoft named Adrian Aoun.