The Year in Review: Top 20 Search Trends of 2021

As 2021 draws to a close, we thought we’d take a moment to cast a glance back at the course of events that has carried us, the global community, from January to the present.

Like it or not, in our digital age, it is hard to think of a more accurate or democratic resource for determining which of the year’s events count as the defining ones than the clear and indifferent mirror that is the record of internet search trends. True, there are numerous search engine providers whose records add up to form the complete picture of global and regional search trends, but with a dizzying 91.4 percent of all search queries being conducted through Google as of November of this year, it’s safe to say that the trends published by Google provide an accurate representation of the whole.

Here are Google Trends’ 2021 year-end graphs for search trends in Germany and worldwide. Have a look, reminisce, reflect on the year, and get excited for 2022.



About the Author Kevin Wiesehahn

Kevin Wiesehahn is a New York expat living in Munich. He studied Literature and Philosophy at the University of Massachussetts, Amherst,
and earned a master’s degree in Anglistik from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München.
Kevin is one of the newest members of the Blue Global Relocation family, where he works as Immigration Team Assistant and Social Media Content Developer.
In his spare time, he enjoys reading German philosophy, riding BMX and cooking.

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