Google Celebrates 20 Years: Royal Wedding, Team Canada Hockey Among Most Popular Searches

Google is celebrating 20 years of search engine supremacy with some seriously interesting facts.

Two major moments captured the imagination of Canadians in the past two decades, as Google Trends expert Nicole Bell highlighted to ET Canada.

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“William and Kate’s wedding was and continues to be hugely popular in Canada,” ET Canada learned. “This was the first major Royal Wedding since the wedding of Charles and Diana in 1981.”

What is even more interesting, however, is that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s wedding continues to be a talking point. “Even during the week of Harry and Meghan’s wedding, Canadians went back to Google to search for info about Will and Kate’s wedding!” the statement explained.

And, of course, Canada’s love for hockey generated a lot of clicks. Particularly, the movie-like outcome of Team Canada’s men’s gold medal game versus Team U.S. at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

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“This was THE hockey moment of the past decade. Sidney Crosby scored the goal in overtime against the USA to win the gold medal, and it was the most-watched hockey game of the past 30 years in Canada,” the statement continued. Search results were high in the days following the game and eight years later the historic moment still leads people to Google.

Google was founded Sept. 4, 1998 in Menlo Park, Calif.



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