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Top Searches of 2002

  |  December 18, 2002   |  Comments

What were Internet users looking for? Google, Yahoo!, and TerraLycos compile the highest ranking search terms for 2002.

What were Internet users looking for? Google, Yahoo, and TerraLycos compile the highest ranking search terms for 2002.

Top 20 Gaining Queries Worldwide
1 spiderman
2 shakira
3 winter olympics
4 world cup
5 avril lavigne
6 star wars
7 eminem
8 american idol
9 morrowind
10 warcraft 3
11 natalie portman
12 dungeon siege
13 trillian
14 las ketchup
15 neverwinter nights
16 battlefield 1942
17 pink
18 gareth gates
19 loft story 2
20 ikea
Source: Google


Yahoo U.S. Buzz 2002 Leaders
1 PlayStation 2
2 Britney Spears
3 Dragon Ball Z
4 KaAaA
5 Eminem
6 WWE
7 Morpheus
8 Internal Revenue Service
9 Jennifer Lopez
10 Harry Potter
11 Nelly
12 NFL
13 Spider-Man
14 NASCAR
15 Lord of the Rings
16 Shakira
17 2002 World Cup
18 Ja Rule
19 NBA
20 Neopets
Source: Yahoo

U.S. Web's Most Wanted 2002
2002 Rank Term 2001 Rank
1 Dragonball 1
2 KaZaA 64
3 Tattoos 4
4 Britney Spears 2
5 Morpheus 21
6 NFL 16
7 IRS 6
8 Halloween 20
9 Christmas 17
10 Pamela Anderson 11
11 Las Vegas 12
12 Anna Kournikova 26
13 Harry Potter 14
14 Taxes 24
15 Lord of the Rings 50
16 Final Fantasy 13
17 Winter Olympics -
18 WWE 10
19 Grand Theft Auto 3 / Vice City -
20 Chu Mei-Feng -
21 The Bible 18
22 Marijuana 23
23 NASCAR 22
24 Jennifer Lopez 15
25 Spider-Man -
26 Playstation 2 32
27 Star Wars 59
28 Baseball 30
29 Eminem 34
30 World Trade Center 8
31 Shakira -
32 Yu-Gi-Oh! -
33 September 11 -
34 Brooke Burke 90
35 Golf 19
36 The Sims 35
37 NBA 42
38 New York City 27
39 Prom Dresses 75
40 Anorexia -
41 Pokemon 7
42 Halloween Costumes 56
43 Skateboarding 29
44 World War II 49
45 Nelly -
46 Survivor 31
47 Valentine's Day 51
48 College Basketball -
49 Napster 3
50 Super Bowl -
51 Civil War -
52 Greek Mythology 78
53 Xbox 99
54 Martha Stewart 79
55 Christina Aguilera 61
56 Buffy the Vampire Slayer 63
57 WinMX -
58 Mortgage Rates 44
59 The Simpsons 33
60 Osama bin Laden 5
61 Chicago -
62 Powerball 76
63 Star Trek 40
64 Tupac Shakur 55
65 William Shakespeare 57
66 Martin Luther King, Jr 94
67 Barbie 84
68 Linkin Park -
69 Diabetes -
70 Oprah Winfrey 93
71 Cloning -
72 Paris 65
73 Easter 66
74 Audiogalaxy 53
75 Prom Hairstyles -
76 Atkins Diet -
77 NASA 41
78 Neopets 70
79 London 67
80 Aaliyah 93
81 Halle Berry -
82 Avril Lavigne -
83 Resident Evil -
84 Diablo II 38
85 Pink -
86 Ja Rule -
87 Diets 43
88 Enron -
89 Orlando Bloom -
90 Carmen Electra 45
91 Elvis Presley -
92 Kylie Minogue -
93 Half-Life Counter-Strike 46
94 Soccer 83
95 Weight Watchers -
96 Big Brother 25
97 California Lottery -
98 College Football -
99 Ashanti -
100 West Nile Virus -
Source: TerraLycos

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