What Have Pakistanis Been Googling The Most in 2016?

Google processes billions of search requests every year, it’s the undisputed Khidr of the cyber world. On December 14,  the search engine giant released a report revealing the most popular search queries of 2016. The annual report brings to surface many insights into the insatiable inquisitive side of us Pakistanis. Many of the results, show the national trends, trending topics and other events that caught the public attention on the national front.

The word “trending” means that these words held particular resonance on internet in 2016 as compared to 2015. Below, check out 10 of the most searched personalities by Pakistanis in 2016. As a nation with flourishing entertainment channels, little surprise there that the search terms have been dominated by media personalities. However, the sad fact remains that quite a few of these searches were triggered posthumous.

  1. Qandeel Baloch
  2. Amjad Sabri
  3. Abdul Sattar Edhi
  4. Donald Trump
  5. Momina Mustehsan
  6. Mumtaz Qadri
  7. Pratyusha Banerjee
  8. Hillary Clinton
  9. Melania Trump
  10. DJ Bravo

Other than the personalities, the trend Pakistanis created in terms of searching phrases also gives an insight into the youthful culture of our cyber population. The searched terms are dominated by the sports niche, which at some level is a healthy sign considering the lack of sporting facilities in the country.

Top 10 search phrases by Pakistanis this year were:

  1. Cricket score
  2. PSL schedule 2016
  3. PTV Sports Live
  4. Euro 2016
  5. PAK vs ENG
  6. iPhone 7
  7. Bigg Boss 9
  8. T20 World Cup Schedule 2016
  9. Sultan
  10. Olympic Games Rio 2016

In case if you’ve missed previous year’s trending topics on Google, we bring for you the list of the most searched personalities and phrases on Google in 2015.

It is obvious that 2016 has been a definitely much more stronger year as far as sports queries were concerned.
Given below is the list of 2015’s top-trending searches and personalities on Google Pakistan.

Trending Personalities:

  1. Reham Khan
  2. Ayyan Ali
  3. Amy Jackson
  4. Karishma Tanna
  5. Mira Rajpot
  6. Mandana Karimi
  7. Alessandro Volta
  8. Gautam Gulati
  9. Qandeel Baloch
  10. Justin Trudeau

 Trending Searches:

  1. YTPak
  2. Big Boss 8
  3. Bajrangi Bhaijaan
  4. Kumkum Bhagya
  5. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
  6. PK Movie
  7. ICC World Cup 2015
  8. Fast and Furious 7
  9. meri ashiqui tumse hi
  10. Big Boss 9

Source: Google  

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