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Google releases search trends of April last week

May 5, 2015, 12:48 am

Search engine giant Google released search trends from April 24-30. The big news in the search engine last week was a 7.8 magnitude earthquake and demonstration in Baltimore. Searches also looked for superheroes in the ring, movie, and racehorses.

Our web is made up of 60 trillion individual pages and it is constantly growing. Google with their unique algorithms crawl these pages and delivers the best possible results to the searchers. In every second an average 38,580 searches are done in Google.

A devastating earthquake took place in Nepal last week which killed more than 6,000 people and injuring 10,000 plus people, triggered an avalanche on Mount Everest and destroyed several historical sites. People around the world came to Google to know information on how they can participate in relief efforts. Their search queries were “how to help”, “How do I volunteer in Nepal?” and “Where can I donate to Nepal?”

In the U.S people searched a different kind of topic- a death of Freddie Gray, an African-American man who died on April 19 while in police custody in Baltimore. Government authorities imposed curfew to handle protesters who came down to the streets against the police brutality. People were curious to know “Why is there a curfew in Baltimore?”, “What is the National Guard?” and how this had happened and took Google to find their answer.

The much-awaited boxing between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao last week in Las Vegas was one of the most trending searches in Google. The match being cited as the “fight of the century” where two superheroes of the ring were ready to put their gloves on and people around the world typed to get an answer of the questions like “Where can I watch the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight?” and “How much will Mayweather make from the fight?

Last week “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron” released in theatres worldwide and searchers turned their Google on to find information about their favorite superheroes and where to see them in theatres. As per Google report, more than 500,000 searches people searched for the movie on Thursday.

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