NewsLocal News


Google reveals what Clevelanders searched for in 2019, and what spiked national interest in Cleveland

Posted at 12:20 PM, Dec 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-12 17:25:38-05

CLEVELAND — As the year comes to an end, Google is once again revealing what internet users all over the world searched for in 2019, including those in Northeast Ohio.

According to Jessica Johnson on behalf of Google, here are the top 10 trending searches in 2019 in Cleveland:

Cleveland’s 2019 Year in Search
1. Refund
2. Nipsey Hussle
3. Cameron Boyce
4. Antonio Brown
5. Captain Marvel
6. Disney Plus
7. Game of Thrones
8. Avengers Endgame
9. Myles Garrett
10. Lori Loughlin

Here are the top trending searches in the state of Ohio:

Ohio’s 2019 Year in Search
1. Browns vs Steelers
2. Disney Plus
3. Cameron Boyce
4. refund
5. Antonio Brown
6. Luke Perry
7. Hurricane Dorian
8. Nipsey Hussle
9. Avengers Endgame
10. Jussie Smollett

That’s just scratching the surface of the data made available by the internet search giant.

According to Google, here’s the interest in “Cleveland” as a search term over the last 12 months:

One spike in popularity occured during March 10 to 16, the week that Odell Beckham Jr. was signed by the Browns.

Another spike happened the week of Nov. 10 to 16. The primetime game between the Browns and the Steelers happened on Nov. 14, and in case you forgot, here’s how that ended.

Queries related to “Cleveland” as a search term reveal more interesting search habits in 2019:

Besides the interest in the Browns, “earthquake Cleveland” may be a result of the recent seismic activity in Lake County.

Looking at the rising news search queries for the Cleveland area reveals more topics that people in our area were interested in this year:

While we love all our sports teams, search interest across the U.S. in 2019 shows the Browns are the clear winner, if not always on the field, at least in the search field:

If you wanted to delve into the search habits of your fellow Northeast Ohioans yourself, head to