What Are People Searching for Online During COVID-19?

by | Last updated Jun 21, 2022 | Digital Marketing

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Summary: TL;DR: With the COVID-19 pandemic keeping people indoors, online searches have surged for new streaming content, home improvement tips, daily routine ideas, and ways to help others. Popular searches include Netflix shows like "Ozark" and "Tiger King," home projects, home workouts, and ways to volunteer or donate. People are also looking for ways to keep kids busy, work from home, and order food and alcohol delivery. Check out Google Trends for the latest search trends and stay informed on what's popular during this time of change and adaptation.

Life as we know it has changed a lot over the last couple weeks. With most of the country staying at home and practicing social distancing due to COVID-19, some unique online searches have spiked in volume as a result. What are people searching for online right now? Here are some of the most searched terms from Google Trends over the last few weeks broken down by user intent.

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Looking for Something New to Stream

With people spending more time at home and less time out and about, it’s no surprise that people are interested in TV shows, movies, documentaries, and other streaming entertainment. Interestingly, many of the trending searches are centered on Netflix content. Here are the terms they’re looking for…

Ozark Season 3

Tiger King

Netflix Shows to Watch

Seeking Tips for Home Improvement

Of course, household project searches are coming up with more people staying at home, as homeowners and renters alike are looking for ways to tidy up, declutter, redesign rooms of their homes, and more. Here are the terms they’re looking for…

Home Projects

Home Organization

Is Goodwill Open?

Finding Ideas for Daily Routines at Home

Since people aren’t able to embrace their normal day-to-day routines, they’re looking for ways to maintain those routines at home. That’s why we’re seeing searches for things people would be doing outside of their homes with “at home” variations beginning to spike. Here are the terms they’re looking for…

Home Workouts

Cards Against Humanity Online

Video Chat

How to Cut Your Own Hair

Online Poker

How to Work from Home

How to Keep Kids Busy

Food Delivery

Alcohol Delivery

Identifying Ways to Help Others

Though there’s a lot to get used to with how much our lives have changed during COVID-19, people are now searching more for ways to do good and help others. Here are the terms they’re looking for…

How to Help Others

Volunteer from Home

Want to see what else is trending in search right now? Check out Google Trends for yourself.

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