Google Inc. provided this list of the top trending searches in all of South Carolina during 2014.
To determine the results, the company uses an algorithm that compares the percentage increase in searches for a specific term over the specified time period, in this case 2014 over the previous year, Google representative Emma Ogiemwanye said. There also is a "minimum threshold" to limit searches with very small search volume from appearing on the list. For example, without a minimum threshold, a term searched for once in 2013 and ten times in 2014 would show up as having a 1000% increase over 2014. While mathematically accurate, it does not indicate a significant trend.