Social Networks Lead Ask, Google, Yahoo Search Terms For 2007
Posted in: Internet Use/New Technologies at 05/12/2007 17:16
It's December and in the news business that means one thing: lists. During the holiday season, companies, sensing easy publicity, release lists of all sorts and journalists dutifully, or perhaps lazily, reprint them. This week, the search companies, except for Microsoft, are putting out their lists of top search terms for 2007.
Google's list of fastest rising search terms in the U.S this year is as follows: 1) iPhone; 2) Webkinz; 3) TMZ; 4) Transformers; 5) YouTube; 6) Club Penguin; 7) MySpace; 8) Heroes; 9) Facebook; 10) Anna Nicole Smith.
Yahoo on Monday presented its list of top search trends in 2007. It's not really comparable to Google's list because Yahoo presents the top searches in several specific categories rather than ranking them by rising or falling volume. Yahoo's top ten tech terms are: 1) YouTube; 2) Wikipedia; 3) Facebook; 4) iTunes; 5) iPod; 6) iPhone; 7) Nintendo Wii; 8) Xbox; 9) Sony PlayStation 3; and 10) Guitar Hero.
Ask.com on Tuesday offered its own list of the most popular search terms in 2007, not to be confused with the fastest search volume growth. Ask's list includes: 1) MySpace; 2) Dictionary; 3) Google; 4) Themes; 5) Area Codes; 6) Cars; 7) Weather; 8) Games; 9) Song Lyrics; 10) Movies.
iPhone tops list of 2007 Google searches [Reuters]
Technology and entertainment topped Google's searches in 2007, with the iPhone grabbing the No. 1 slot on a list of the fastest-rising search terms in the United States, the company said on Tuesday.
"iPhone, of course, is a word very few people typed in a search box in 2006," said Marissa Mayer of Google, an Internet search engine. "It didn't exist."