The year 2013 in Google

In a press release issued today, Google announced its annual year-end Zeitgeist, showing the top searches from specific countries and around the world.

South Africa is among the countries listed in Google Zeitgeist, and a South African icon, former president Nelson Mandela, also topped Google’s global rankings.

These lists are of interest to search marketers following on from Google now ‘not providing’ keywords that people use on their search engine to find web sites.

See below for abridged versions of Google’s lists of the top searches and fads for 2013.