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Google Year in Search 2021: top trending search queries across India and world in 2021

Google Year in Search 2021 is here. While Google discontinued the YouTube Rewind this year, the company is still following its yearly trends. Last month we saw Google Play’s Best of 2021, and following its end-of-year traditions, Google just released its “Google Year in Search 2021”, and it showcases the top searches 2021.

Also Read: Google Play’s Best of 2021: check out the list of best apps and games in 2021

For those who don’t know, Google’s Year in Search features all the popular searches on the search engine in a particular year. It showcases popular trends on Google and what keywords people have used the most in a particular year. Here are all Indian and global search trends during the year 2021.

What is Google’s Year in Search 2021?

Google, being a multi-domain company runs several end-of-the-year trends. It includes rating apps and games on Google Play Store, highlighting the searches in a year with “Google’s Year in Search ” and a bunch of other year-end trends. In a nutshell, Google’s Year in Search is a recap of the top searches in a particular year. For 2021, Google has announced what topics are being searched on Google. The list includes searches across news, sports, entertainment, movies and other subsections on the internet. You can check out all the categories and the top searches in 2021 below.

Google Year in Search 2021: Top queries in India

Google is undoubted the biggest search engine on the internet. On average, over 2 million searches are being performed every two minutes on Google. A lot of times, people are searching for the same over and over again. For Indian audiences, here are the most searched keywords for 2021. 

  • Indian Premier League
  • ICC T20 World Cup
  • Euro Cup
  • Copa America
  • Tokyo Olympics
  • CoWIN
  • Covid Vaccine

Google Year in Search 2021: Top ‘Near Me’ queries in India

In the last two years, COVID-19 have disrupted the economy and healthcare. The Google searches were also shifted from restaurants near me to online food deliveries. The “Near Me” searches also included Covid hospitals, tiffin services and more. Here is a list of the most searched “Near Me” keywords in 2021. 

  • Covid Vaccine
  • Covid tests, Covid hospital,
  • Oxygen cylinders
  • CT scans
  • food deliveries
  • tiffin services
  • takeout restaurants

Google Year in Search 2021: Top ‘How To’ queries in India

The “How To” is a popular search on Google and other search engines. In the state of the COVID-19 pandemic, people have searched for all sorts of things and the size of “How To” searches have increased exponentially. Here is a list of most “How To” searches on Google in 2021. 

  • How to register for Covid vaccine
  • how to download vaccine certification
  • how to increase oxygen level

Google Year in Search 2021: Top ‘What is’ queries in India

Following the “How To” searches, the ‘What is’ keyword was also used by people in 2021. Though this is one of the most used search keywords on Google, the number of people who’ve searched for this keyword has increased in 2021. Here is a list of ‘What is’ searches in the Google Year in Search 2021. 

  • What is Black Fungus
  • What is Taliban
  • What is remdesivir
  • What is the factorial of hundred

Google Year in Search 2021: Top ‘movie’ queries in India

Since quarantine became the new normal, people have been watching movies and TV series intensely. From Salman Khan’s Radhe to Marvel Studios’ Eternals, here are the most searched movies on Google in 2021. 

  • Shershaah
  • Radhe
  • Bell Bottom
  • Godzilla vs Kong
  • Eternals

Google Year in Search 2021: Top ‘Recipe’ queries in India

Cooking is the best way to relieve stress. By making food dishes at home, one can simply leave out all the negative feelings and enjoy a lighthearted time at home. During 2020 and 2021, people have tried making several cuisines and these are the top recipe queries on Google in these last 12 months. 

  • Enoki Mushrooms
  • Porn Star Martini
  • Lasagna
  • Modak
  • Cookies
  • Methi Matar Malai
  • Palak
  • Kada

Google Year in Search 2021: Top ‘News’ queries in India

Perhaps, the most searched of 2021 is the Top News. So much have happened in the last few months that people have searched for almost every event that happened between 2020-2021. Here is a quick look at what people have been searching on Google in 2021.

  • Tokyo Olympics
  • Black Fungus
  • Afghanistan
  • West Bengal elections

Google’s Year in Search 2021: Top global trends

Apart from the Indian searches, Google has revealed the global search as well. It includes some of the most interesting topics and keywords. Here is a list of the top global trends on Google in 2021.

  • Australia vs India
  • India vs England
  • IPL
  • NBA
  • Euro 2021

Google’s Year in Search 2021: Top ‘Global News’ search queries

Here are the top global news searches on Google in 2021. From the rise of cryptocurrencies such as Dogecoin to GameStop stocks, global News searches are here for 2021. 

  • Afghanistan
  • AMC Shock
  • COVID Vaccine
  • Dogecoin
  • GME Stock

Google’s Year in Search 2021: Top global ‘Video Game’ search queries

During the last two years, the gaming industry has boomed, and people have played more video games than ever before. Here is a list of all the top video searches in 2021. 

  • PopCat
  • FIFA 2022
  • Battlefield 2042
  • Monster Hunter Rise
  • Resident Evil Village

Google’s Year in Search 2021: Top global ‘Movies’ search queries 

With the rise of OTT platforms and online streaming, movie fans have searched for almost every movie they can watch at home. Among those, these are the most searched movies on Google in 2021.

  • Eternals
  • Black Widow
  • Dune
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • Red Notice

Google’s Year in Search 2021: Top global ‘TV Shows’ search queries 

The era of Netflix and online streaming has changed the way we perceive entertainment forever. In 2021, people have switched from movies to TV shows. Likewise, the total searches for web series and TV shows have increased tenfold. Here is a list of the top TV shows on Google in 2021.  

  • Squid Game
  • Bridgerton
  • WandaVision
  • Cobra Kai
  • Loki
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Ashish Khaitan

Ashish Khaitan is a Delhi University graduate with 2+ years of experience in tech writing. He has written troubleshooting guides for hardware and software products, and has previously worked for publications like AnimeIndia and OTAKUSMART. Ashish covers deals, gaming and features on Pricebaba. He enjoys reading comics and is a big fan of Japanese anime.