Google has revealed its top trending searches of 2022. The puzzle game, Wordle reached both the global and the UK’s top spot, beating major events including the death of the late Queen and the war in Ukraine.

UK Top Searches
  1. Wordle
  2. World Cup
  3. Queen Elizabeth
  4. Ukraine
  5. Lateral Flow Test
Global Top Searches
  1. Wordle
  2. India vs England
  3. Ukraine
  4. Queen Elizabeth
  5. Ind vs SA

The popular world puzzle game, Wordle, was the most popular trending search on Google globally meaning it sustained a high number of searches over a prolonged period of time compared to the previous year. Many searches using this term relate to users trying to guess or find the daily 5-word puzzle’s answer within the 6 guesses. As a football-loving nation, it is no surprise that the World Cup took the second spot in the UK.

Top Google Searches 2022

The top trending searches also relate to much sadder global events including the passing of the late Queen Elizabeth II and the war in Ukraine. Searches included people trying to find out the details of the Queen's funeral, and protocol of the death of a monarch. Users also used Google to try to learn about the Ukraine-Russia conflict and the resulting war. These results show how the national and global trending products are highly influenced by the desire to find out more information about major events.

Find out more about the top Google trending searches here:

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