Since The New York Times bought Wordle
at the end of January of 2022, cheating has been at an all-time high among Wordle
users. Last December, search interest for the question “today’s wordle” on Google was so low it registered a “0”
for search popularity, but by February 14, searches for Wordle answers
reached peak popularity (registering 100 on Google’s scale from 0–100). Here are some of our findings from a Google Trends exploration of Wordle
Methodology and Limitations
We analyzed Google Trends data over the past three months to see how often Wordle players cheated by looking up answers online.