What Terms Did New Yorkers Search Most in 2023?

Fact Checked by Pat McLoone

It won’t be long until New Yorkers gather in Times Square on New Year’s Eve for the annual rite of passage of saying farewell to the past and ringing in the new. And that made us think back on this year.

So, we decided to see what captured the minds of state residents when it came to search engines in 2023. Utilizing Google Trends, NYCasinos.com analyzed the most searched terms in the state of New York from Jan. 1, 2023, to Dec. 10, 2023. We finalized the Top 10 queries by utilizing the terms that have seen the biggest increase in search volume over the year. Here are the top three results for the Empire State from NYCasinos.com, your source for online New York casinos.

Biggest Increases in Search Volume in 2023

RankTermBiggest % Increase In Searches (2023)
2”Weather 10 Days”+700%
T-4“Israel News”+170%
T-4”Taylor Swift”+170%

AI in on NY Minds

“ChatGPT.” at +1,525% was the most searched term in the state for 2023.  All of us are trying to understand, interpret and implement this vast new technology in all our daily lives, so it’s no wonder we want to know more about it. 
Second on the list is “Weather 10 Days” at +700%. Just goes to show you the power of AI when It comes in ahead of the weather. That crucial 10-day forecast is always on one’s mind to plan. Released in July, the movie “Oppenheimer” placed third at +650%. With the ongoing war in the Middle East, “Israel News” tied with pop music star “Taylor Swift” for fourth at +170%.

The rest of the top 10: “Israel” (+140%), “Streameast” (+110%), “TeachHub” (+70%), “NYT” (short for New York Times) and “Lakers”(that NBA team on the West Coast) each tied for ninth (+60%).

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.