Google Reveals Top 2012 Searches

Google has announced its annual Zeitgeist, offering a unique perspective on 2012's major events and hottest trends based on searches conducted in Kenya, Ghana, Senegal, Uganda, South Africa, Nigeria, and Egypt.
  • Senegal:  President Sall Tops Country's Search Terms, 21 December 2012

    Macky Sall won the presidency of Senegal in April 2012, after a tumulutous time in country, when Abdoulaye Wade official approval to run for a controversial third and last term was ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  What are Nigeria's Top Google Searches?, 21 December 2012

    Jamb - the Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board - is the most-searched term in Nigeria, according to Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist list. read more »

  • South Africa:  Free Ads and Semenya Top Google Searches, 21 December 2012

    Free classified advertisement is what South Africans were interested in this year, if Google's Zeitgeist list is anything to go by - as OLX topped the most-searched category. South ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Top Google Searches Reveal Tech Focus, 21 December 2012

    Apple and Samsung gadgets have been the talk of the year 2012 and it wasn't a surprise when Google released their Year-End Zeitgeist and found the two company products amongst the ... read more »

  • Ghana:  Fashion, Football and Physics Top Googles Searches for 2012, 21 December 2012

    As 2012 nears its end, Google shares its Year-End Zeitgeist by revisiting the year's top searches around the world. Zeitgeist is a German word which means "the spirit of the ... read more »

  • Kenya:  TV Soap Fans Dominate Kenya's Google Search

    Capital FM, 13 December 2012

    Google has released the Zeitgeist list for the top searches in 2012, revealing insightful and interesting results for Kenya. Leading the list for overall trending Kenyan searches ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Kenyans Want to Know About Sex, Seduction and Abortion

    The Star, 14 December 2012

    Many Kenyans want to find out how to carry out an abortion. This year's "how to" trending searches in Google reveals that Kenyans are also curious about sex, conceiving, seduction ... read more »

  • Kenya:  A Year in Kenya Search - Google's Top Searches of 2012

    CIO East Africa, 13 December 2012

    Google announced its annual Zeitgeist, a look at 2012 through the collective eyes of the world on the web, offering a unique perspective on the year's major events and hottest ... read more »