The Most Searched Topics For 2023 Revealed by Google

Google’s search engine this year has gone through a roller coaster of 2023 top searches. Google's search includes conflicts & entertainment.

Google’s search engine this year has gone through a roller coaster of 2023 top searches. Google’s 2023 year in search includes the Israel-Palestinian conflict, Hogwarts Legacy, The Last of Us, and many other disasters and entertainment sections. 

These are a handful of the most striking top 5 2023 top searches. 

The first category that we are going to explore together is News.


On the 6th of February, a devastating earthquake hit Turkey, followed by other natural disasters like Hurricane Hilary and Idalia. Let us not forget human tech disasters like the Titanic submarine and the Israeli attacks/ Gaza war. Remarkably, there are no indications of the ongoing conflict in Ukraine. The order of the Google search goes as follows:

1. Israel attacks/Gaza war

2. Titanic submarine

3. Turkey earthquake

4. Hurricane Hilary

5. Hurricane Idalia

The second category in 2023 top searches is games. 


Even though The Last of Us won’t actually release a new game in 2023, this is still more successful for the series. It was surpassed in sales by the Harry Potter film Hogwarts Legacy, which made headlines for its contentious remarks about transgender issues in addition to being a massive commercial success.

1. Hogwarts Legacy

2. The Last of Us

3. Connections

4. Battlegrounds Mobile India

5. Starfield

The third category in 2023 top searches is Google Maps searches. 

Google Maps: Top Museums 

The tech world this year had multiple incidents with Google Maps that led to the death of people. The team behind Google Maps had no clear answer to the updates that were supposed to take place. Yet, people used it for tourism and entertainment purposes. 

1. Louvre Museum, Paris, France

2. The British Museum, London, United Kingdom

3. Musée d’Orsay, Paris, France

4. Natural History Museum, London, United Kingdom

5. teamLab Planets, Tokyo, Japan

More lists, including a breakdown by nation, are available on Google’s Year in 2023 top searches page. Let us hope that Google trends for 2024 will be full of tech achievements for humanity. 

My last words to Google’s search engine would be ‘May the Force be with you’.

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