Zeitgeist, which is German for “spirit of the times” is Google’s yearly look at the billions of searches performed throughout the year. Google’s Year-End Zeitgeist uses data from multiple sources while filtering out spam and repeat queries, to build more than 1,000 fascinating top-ten lists across pop culture, sports, music, politics, news, and more. Encompassing searches from more than 70 countries, people can also check out global search trends using a new interactive data visualization.
Google released the 13th annual Year-End Zeitgeist lists of the “Trending Searches” and “Most Searched” for terms in categories ranging from pop culture to science to sports. These lists show the trending queries that had the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2013 as compared to 2012, as well as search terms that were the highest ranked search queries of the year.
To see the full list: http://www.google.com/trends/topcharts?date=2013