It may come as no surprise that Damar Hamlin was one of the most-searched people on Google this year, but what about the fact that Asheville was the only place in the US with “fishing near me” as a top trending search?
2023’s Google Year in Search is out, and its local search function provides an interesting peek into our city’s queries. Take a look at what we were searching most this year (plus, our answers to your searches — we may not be Google, but we know a thing or two about where to find pre-loved items and trinkets).
Unique local searches
- Top trending TV show | “The Last of Us” on Max
- Top trending tour | Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour
Four top trending “near me” searches in the Asheville area
- Air quality near me | We dove into burn bans placed across WNC counties this fall.
- Pawn shop near me | On a related note, check out Asheville’s flea markets, vintage, and resale shops.
- Staffing agencies near me | If you’re looking for a new gig, brush up on some of the area’s top industries and employers.
- Fishing near me | Let the experts help you reel in a catch on a guided fishing tour.
The fact that “AVLtoday” wasn’t a top local search only hurts our feelings a little bit. There’s always next year.