Google released their annual Year in Search report, revealing what was most searched in Seattle. What topped the list? How to compost, twerk and snapchat. Apparently Seattle’s population is an environmentally minded group of social media friendly dancers.  Or something.

The personalities of Pacific Northwest and Seattle metropolitan residents were captured in a variety of categories such as trending people, music artists, sports teams, and events. Starbucks and Costco placed in the top ten most searched places on Google maps.

The Super Bowl once again reached top-10 status, placing as high as second in national search results and third in Seattle.

On the national list, the Seahawks topped first place in both trending sports teams and NFL teams, while the Mariners were fifth in trending MLB teams. Seahawks players Richard Sherman and Russell Wilson placed third and eighth on the trending athletes list nationwide.

In Seattle, many searches capture ongoing local policy changes and issues. For Seattleites, the top trending how-to question was about composting while ISIS and Ebola topped the list of what residents wanted to know about.


Top-10 How To… Questions for Seattle in 2014

  1. How to compost
  2. How to snapchat
  3. How to twerk
  4. How to dance
  5. How to vote
  6. How to pass
  7. How to blog
  8. How to factor
  9. How to regram
  10. How to whistle


Top-10 What is… Questions for Seattle in 2014

  1. What is Isis?
  2. What is ebola?
  3. What is stress?
  4. What is sedition?
  5. What is Uber?
  6. What is jicama?
  7. What is rotation?
  8. What is Squarespace?
  9. What is communism?
  10. What is tamari?


Top-10 News and Events for Seattle in 2014

  1. World Cup
  2. Super Bowl 2014
  3. Ebola
  4. Malaysia Airlines
  5. Easter 2014
  6. NFL Draft
  7. Seahawks Parade
  8. Memorial Day 2014
  9. Oscars 2014
  10. March Madness 2014


Top trending people in Seattle in 2014

  1. Robin Williams
  2. Philip Seymour Hoffman
  3. Joan Rivers
  4. Jennifer Lawrence
  5. Tracy Morgan
  6. Ray Rice
  7. Iggy Azalea
  8. Donald Sterling
  9. Percy Harvin
  10. Adrian Peterson