New year search traffic has focused on resolutions, the shooting at French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and events in the year ahead, according to Google.
Amid the inevitable rush for dieting, weight loss and fitness advice, many sought tickets to the music festival Coachella 2015, while the 80th birthday of Elvis Presley on January 8 saw many revisit his back catalogue.
Jenise Araujo, communications associate at Google, said: "The Dash Diet made it onto the trends charts after it took the number one spot on The U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the best diets."
"Created by physicians to help treat high blood pressure, DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) emphasises fruits, veggies, whole grains and low sodium. So long, carbs; it was nice knowing you."