Top Searches Of 2011

In another portrayal of Facebook’s grip on the internet and those who surf its many waves, it has come out as the most searched term according to Experian Hitwise.

The social network giant has once again been on the forefront of people’s minds when they visit their local search engine. It baffles me to understand why these people don’t bookmark sites they use regularly but then I guess that makes me old school. Who needs bookmarks any more when you have a search engines like Google optimising your search results based on what you have previously looked at?

Top 10 Most-Searched Terms UK

2010 2011
1. Facebook 1. Facebook
2. Youtube 2. Youtube
3. Facebook Login 3. Ebay
4. Ebay 4. Facebook Login
5. Argos 5. Amazon
6. Amazon 6. Argos
7. Ebay UK 7. BBC
8. BBC 8. Fb
9. You tube 9. Google
10. BBC iPlayer 10. BBC News

The obvious thing that stands out there is dominance of Facebook. If we were to look at the top 10 for the US you would see Facebook in the top 10 two more times. That nearly makes Facebook 50% of the top 10 searched for terms. Clearly people are having a productive afternoon in the office…

Another interesting thing to note about the top 10 of this year is that three spots are occupied by online shops. It looks like that in these darkened conservative powered recession times (also know as Hell), people are turning to online shops to pick up bargain buys. With websites like hotukdeals popping up all over the place the internet is proving once again it is the place to buy everything you could possibly want.

There is one more thing I have to point out about the top 10. That is the 9th entry in the above table for 2011. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU PEOPLE DOING!? DON’T YOU KNOW THAT SEARCHING GOOGLE IN GOOGLE BREAKS THE INTERNET?!

Erhm, anyway on to some more statistics. The most searched public figures are as follows;

  1. Justin Bieber (92)
  2. Casey Anthony (178)
  3. Kim Kardashian (193)
  4. Nicki Minaj (210)
  5. Selena Gomez (244)

I’m not going to talk about this list too much as my disappointment in humanity will ultimately lead me to saying something ‘bad’ about the above people, and the last thing I want is angry letters from Bieber fans explaining why they think their God is worthy of first place on the list and all the amazing work he has done. Oh and the numbers next to the names represent where they came in the overall search ranking, e.g. Justin Bieber was the 92nd most searched term.

Top Movie Titles searched for;

  1. Star Wars
  2. Transformers 3
  3. Twilight: Breaking Dawn
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  5. Fast Five

Well played internet, after 34 years the almighty Star Wars reigns supreme as the most searched for movie title. You can ignore the rest of the list as it goes downhill from there ending up with something I’ve never heard of.

So how many of those search terms did you search for? Did you help the Biebernator by searching for him or do you want to own up as one of the people who searched Google in Google? Leave your comments below.

  • Frankenjam

    You should watch Fast Five. It has Vin Diesel and The Rock punching each other and jumping off things. Sometimes they even jump off things WHILE punching each other.

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