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'Jobs near me', 'Priya Prakash Varrier'- and other things Indians asked Google this year

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New Delhi, Dec 13: The search-engine giant announced the results of its 2018 Year in Search on Wednesday to reveal the year's major moments and top trends based on what Indians were searching for.

Malayalam actor Priya Prakash Varrier, actor Priyanka Chopra and her spouse Nick Jonas were among the top most searched personalities featured in Google India's 'Year in Search' results, recapping the top search trends of 2018 in India.

Jobs near me, Priya Prakash Varrier- and other things Indians asked Google this year

Google is also the place to search for all the 'How to..', and 'What is' queries and for 2018, terms such as 'What is the kiki challenge' and 'How to solve a Rubik's cube' were trending all time high throughout the year. The list of 'Near me' queries came up mostly for mobile stores, supermarkets, gas stations, and cash points. People also searched for jobs near them on Google considerably.

The Google searches for the 'jobs near me' have also steadily risen over the past four-and-a-half years in India, with search interest surging in the last two years.

A graph of the interest in the search phrase "jobs near me" between January 2004 and December 2018 (as of 36 hours before Wednesday) on Google shows that interest in the phrase remained largely flat between January 2004 and May 2014 - with a few blips during the period. Then, it started crawling upwards.

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Google's new tool has alsso helped in tracking the results and while announcing about another new tool, the Google said, as reported by The Indian Express, "in Q4 of 2017, we saw a jump of more than 45 per cent in jobs search queries compared to the previous year. More than 50 per cent of job-related queries originates from mobile which is unsurprising for India where the majority of Internet users are getting online from their smartphones. And these mobile-based queries are up nearly 90 per cent year on year."

Let us find the Top Google searches for 2018:

Top 'near me' searches

  1. Mobile stores near me
  2. Supermarkets near me
  3. Gas stations near me
  4. Cashpoint near me
  5. Car dealers near me
  6. Massage near me
  7. Pharmacies near me
  8. Gynaecologist near me
  9. Convenience stores near me
  10. Jobs near

Top 'Movie' searches

  1. Robot 2.0
  2. Baaghi 2
  3. Race 3
  4. Avengers Infinity War
  5. Tiger Zinda Hai
  6. Sanju
  7. Padmavati
  8. Black Panther
  9. Dhadak
  10. Deadpool 2

Top-trending India searches

  1. FIFA World Cup 2018
  2. Live score
  3. IPL 2018
  4. Karnataka election results
  5. Baal Veer
  6. Bigg Boss
  7. Robot 2.0
  8. Asia Cup 2018
  9. Motu Patlu
  10. Asian Games 2018

Trending personalities

  1. Priya Prakash Varrier
  2. Nick Jonas
  3. Sapna Choudhary
  4. Priyanka Chopra
  5. Anand Ahuja
  6. Sara Ali Khan
  7. Salman Khan
  8. Meghan Markle
  9. Anup Jalota
  10. Boney Kapoor

Top questions asked

What is...

  1. What is section 377
  2. What is happening in Syria
  3. What is kiki challenge
  4. What is me too campaign
  5. What is ball tampering
  6. What is Nipah virus
  7. What is cardiac arrest
  8. What is lunar eclipse
  9. What is no confidence motion
  10. What is SC ST act

How to...

  1. How to send stickers on Whatsapp
  2. How to link Aadhaar with mobile number
  3. How to make rangoli
  4. How to port mobile number
  5. How to invest in bitcoin
  6. Ayushman Bharat Yojana how to apply
  7. How to remove holi colour from face
  8. How to check 10th result 2018
  9. How to solve Rubik's cube
  10. How to check name in NRC Assam

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