The Capital Region had quite a few curious minds in 2022, and when curious minds want answers quickly, they head to the search engine, Google.

2022 has been a crazy year, leaving all of us with questions to which we need answers, and fast. Granted, the increasing popularity of such devices as the Alexa or Amazon Echo has cut down on our collective need to type a query into a search bar. That being said, Google is still one of the most popular ways for our tech-savvy population to answer our countless questions we come across.

As we near the end of the calendar year, we're taking a moment to look back, and see the topics our local population was most curious about during the last 365 days.

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Google Trends Reveals Top 25 Capital Region Search Topics

To get an idea of what the Capital Region has been searching for this calendar year, we dug into the information collected on Google's public search data webpage, Google Trends. On the site's Explore dashboard, we narrowed the range down to the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area, and began to dig into the results from there.

We noted the Capital Region's top 25 Google search queries from 2022, and put them into a list, which you can see below.

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Four sports topics cracked the Top 25 most-searched, including "yankees" / Getty Images

A few quick notes about the results our research yielded:

  • Four of the 25 top searches (16%) were related to sports (top result: #9)
  • Three of the top five results were corporations; two were general topics
  • Five of the top 25 searches (20%) were store brands that you can also visit locally.

A more general note on the results we found: most of America's largest corporations are represented in the Capital Region's top searches list. Of course, we all have our more specific searches that we execute over the course of a year, but when all of the data is compiled together, the "top dog" brands did end up on top.

Okay, without any further ado, here are the 25 most popular search queries from the Albany-Schenectady-Troy metropolitan area on Google in 2022. Which one did you search for most often?

See the Capital Region's Top 25 Google Searches in 2022

The Albany-Schenectady-Troy metro area had people with curious minds in 2022, and these were the 25 topics that were searched most on the search engine Google.

The 25 Most-Searched Topics on Google in the Capital Region in 2021

Have a problem? Need an answer? Just Google it! Here are the top 25 most searched topics on Google in the Capital Region this year.

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