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Monday, January 1, 2007

Where We’ve Come From: Top Online Trends From 2006

Posted by @ 6:32 pm

There is something about starting a New Year afresh, looking to the future and aspiring to live this new year better than the one before! There is also something to be said for nostalgia and reminiscing about the past, how last year ‘flew’ by and maybe in hindsight, it was the best year ever! So let’s have a flying look back into one aspect of our lives…our online searches from 2006!

The Big Ones: Google & Yahoo!

Google Zeitgeist
Top Overall
1. bebo
2. myspace
3. world cup
4. metacafe
5. radioblog
6. wikipedia
7. video
8. rebelde
9. mininova
10. wiki
Yahoo! Buzz
Top Overall
1. Britney Spears
2. WWE
3. Shakira
4. Jessica Simpson
5. Paris Hilton
6. American Idol
7. Beyonce Knowles
8. Chris Brown
9. Pamela Anderson
10. Lindsay Lohan
Google News
1. paris Hilton
2. orlando bloom
3. cancer
4. podcasting
5. hurricane Katrina
6. bankruptcy
7. martina hinges
8. autism
9. 2006 nfl draft
10. celebrity big brother 2006
Yahoo! News
1. Steve Irwin death
2. Anna Nicole’s son dies
3. Iraq
4. Israel and Lebanon
5. U.S. elections
6. Fidel Castro stroke
7. North Korea nuke
8. JonBenet confession
9. Saddam Hussein trial
10. Danish cartoon
How to…
1. how to refinance
2. wiki how to
3. how to drift
4. how to podcast
5. how to scream
6. how to levitate
7. how to tattoo
8. how to blog
9. how to kickflip
10. how to draw
Top 10 Blog/Blogger Searches
1. Perez Hilton
2. The Superficial
3. Pink Is the New Blog
4. Huffington Post
6. Daily Kos
7. Jossip
8. A Socialite’s Life
9. Little Green Footballs
10. Gawker

What’s fascinating, besides the absolute random, sometimes outright bizarre things we search, is the polar differences between Google and Yahoo’s top 10! There’s obviously been some tweaking (naughty phrases scrapped) but it’s quite clear Google and Yahoo! have taken very different tacks with their final analysis!
There! Past revisited and now the future to predict, but I shall leave that hypothesizing to another of my colleagues. May you all continue to find what you’re searching for!

ineedhits Team You can click on any of the circles to get more information about the business they represent, essentially giving many more local businesses first page exposure on Google maps. It should be noted that the top 10 listings will still appear as pins on the left hand side of the map.

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Discussion (1 - comment)

Very interesting indeed, im sure that there was some “tweaking” of naughty words. Keep up the good work and shall Paris Hilton forever go down the list!

By Anonymous - January 1, 2007

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