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Australia’s top Google searches of 2017 revealed

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Australia's obsession with sport dominated Google searches in 2017. Photo: Getty
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Australia’s love of sport and its fascination with fidget spinners and The Bachelorette have dominated our year in internet searches, Google’s top 2017 search list reveals.

Data released by search engine on Wednesday revealed the weird and wonderful bunch of searched topics in Australia, with the Australian Open 2017 scoring the most ‘Googled’ term this year.

Other sporting events, the Melbourne Cup 2017 and Wimbledon 2017 rounded out the top three spots, while the fidget spinner craze earned it a fourth-place ranking.

Disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein was the most searched person of the year, for obvious reasons, followed by singer Ed Sheeran, former House of Cards actor Kevin Spacey and Wonder Woman’s Gal Gadot.

US President Donald Trump was a surprising omission from the list.

The year’s severe Tropical Cyclone Debbie was the most searched news event, with North Korea, Amazon’s Australian website and Hurricane Irma among Australia’s top news searches.

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Sophie Monk beat out Brownlow medalist Dustin Martin and Kate Fischer to earn the honour of most-searched Australian. Photo: AAP

Sophie Monk was the most searched-for Aussie, according to the trends data, while Kate Fischer (now known as Tziporah Malkah), Schapelle Corby and Richmond Tigers star Dustin Martin were also high on the list.

Former Soundgarden lead vocalist Chris Cornell beat Playboy founder Hugh Hefner for the most searched deceased celebrity.

Read Australia’s top 10 Google searches in 2017 below.

Top web searches 2017

  1. Australian Open 2017
  2. Melbourne Cup 2017
  3. Wimbledon 2017
  4. Fidget spinner
  5. Cyclone Debbie
  6. iPhone 8
  7. North Korea
  8. Chris Cornell
  9. iPhone X
  10. Amazon Australia site

Top news searches

  1. Cyclone Debbie
  2. North Korea
  3. Amazon Australia site
  4. Hurricane Irma
  5. Bali volcano
  6. London
  7. Las Vegas
  8. Manchester
  9. UK election
  10. Schapelle Corby

Most searched celebrities

  1. Harvey Weinstein
  2. Ed Sheeran
  3. Kevin Spacey
  4. Gal Gadot
  5. Floyd Mayweather
  6. Jake Paul
  7. Post Malone
  8. Pippa Middleton
  9. Boy George
  10. Macklemore

Top Australians

  1. Sophie Monk
  2. Kate Fischer
  3. Schapelle Corby
  4. Ben McCormack
  5. Dustin Martin
  6. Cassie Sainsbury
  7. Lisa Wilkinson
  8. Paul Hogan
  9. Katherine Langford (13 Reasons Why actress)
  10. Amber Sherlock

Deceased celebrities

  1. Chris Cornell
  2. Hugh Hefner
  3. Chester Bennington
  4. Tom Petty
  5. Bill Paxton
  6. David Cassidy
  7. Nicky Hayden
  8. John Clarke
  9. Rich Piana (US body-builder)
  10. Malcolm Young

Top sporting events

  1. Australian Open 2017
  2. Melbourne Cup 2017
  3. Wimbledon 2017
  4. Mayweather McGregor fight
  5. AFL Grand Final 2017
  6. US Open 2017 Tennis
  7. Mundine vs Green 2
  8. ICC Champions Trophy 2017
  9. AFL Fixtures 2017
  10. Rugby League World Cup 2017

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