As the year draws to a close, it’s always fun to stop and take a look back.
Columbus never fails to keep me guessing and this year was no exception, especially when you look at what we Googled. Each year, Google releases data showcasing which searches were popular in that area, and some of the searches on our list really left me wondering.
Things like the air quality, food pantries, and remote jobs all made the cut, and to be honest, they are fairly predictable when you look back at the year we’ve had.
Our top googled tours included the likes of Taylor Swift, Beyonce, and Drake. Our top television shows Googled include Shrinking, The Golden Bachelor, and The Last of Us.
But the most surprising trending topic on this list, without a doubt, is our “versus” category. You’d assume here in Columbus it would be Ohio State related, but you’d be wrong.
Our number 1 trending “versus” search was for PSG vs Al Nassr, a soccer match from July in which the final score was 0-0.
The Columbus area was the only place in the U.S. with Cincinnati vs Inter Miami as a top trending search, as soccer fans scrambled to get their eyes on Lionel Messi after his transfer to Miami over the summer.
To check out the full list of trending topics for the area, please click here. I don’t know about you all, but I can’t wait to see what we search for in 2024!