Google launches 2014 Zeitgeist video

Robin Williams, the comic actor who took his own life in August, was the most popular Google search in 2014, according to data released by the search engine.

Google: unveils 2014's top searches
Google: unveils 2014's top searches

Google today released its Year In Search list, which tracks the most searched-for terms of the year.

The most popular searches across the world after Williams were: the World Cup; Ebola; Malaysian Airlines; ALS Ice Bucket challenge; Flappy Bird; Conchita Wurst; Isis; Frozen; Sochi Olympics.

In the UK, the most searched for news items were: the Malaysian Airlines disaster; Luis Suarez biting another football player during a match; the Scottish referendum on independence. Globally, Ebola was the most searched-for news item, followed by Isis.

R/GA London created the site for the search engine, and also produced a video highlighting some of the year’s most significant events and popular people.

In 2013, Adam & Eve/DDB created the Zeitgeist videos for Google.