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Today, Google released data around the most popular questions, trends, and topics searched for by Australians during 2022.
Google has revealed what Australians searched for the most in 2022.

Today, Google released data around the most popular questions, trends, and topics searched for by Australians during 2022.

Here are the searches that saw the biggest jumps in traffic compared to last year.

1. Wordle

The online word game that garnered global popularity in 2022 was the top trend. The New York Times bought the game from creator, Josh Wardle, in January.

2. Australian Open

This year’s tennis tournament saw Ash Barty win her first Australian Open (before her retirement just months later), while Nick Kyrgios and Thanasi Kokkinakis took out the Men’s Doubles.

3. World Cup

The Qatar FIFA World Cup kicked off last month, with Australia winning a record number of games at the tournament.

4. Shane Warne

Legendary Australian cricketer Shane Warne passed away in March while in Thailand. A state memorial service was staged at the Melbourne Cricket Ground to honour Warne’s life.

5. Ukraine

Russia invaded Ukraine in February, causing the deaths of thousands of people and the forced migration of millions.

6. Novak Djokovic

Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic dominated national headlines at the start of the year when he was deported by the Federal Government ahead of the Australian Open due to his COVID-19 vaccination status.

7. Ashes

Australia dominated England on home turf during the 2021/22 Ashes Series. They won four of the five matches, and drew the other.

8. Ash Barty

Australian tennis star Ash Barty won her first Australian Open title in January. In March, she announced her retirement from the game.

9. Olivia Newton-John

Australian actress Olivia Newton-John passed away in August after a long battle with cancer. Her family accepted an offer for a state funeral from the Victorian Government.

10. Betty White

Legendary actress and comedian Betty White passed away on New Year’s Eve last year. She died less than three weeks before her 100th birthday.

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