Search Terms for Q1 2006

  |  April 6, 2006   |  Comments

In search, the first quarter was influenced by the Winter Olympics, the Oscars and world events.

The first quarter of 2006 was influenced by the Winter Olympics, the Oscars and world events. Internet users went to the Web to look up information on those topics and more. Following, the top searches on Google's Zeitgeist; AOL; Yahoo Search; Ask.com; and Lycos Top 50.

Top Yahoo Searches, April 4, 2006
Leaders Movers
Rank Subject (Days on Chart) Move Score Rank Subject One-Move (%)
1 Shakira (1) -50 160 1 Local Time Breakout!
2 WWE (1) +33 138 2 Tim Hortons 1,006
3 Daylight Savings Time (1) -2 121 3 Miss America 944
4 Chris Brown (1) +2 116 4 Linda Evans 807
5 Internal Revenue Service (1) +3 100 5 Brigitte Bardot 738
6 NeoPets (1) -12 85 6 What Time Is It 679
7 RuneScape (1) -11 79 7 Nathan Fillion 644
8 Fall Out Boy (1) +2 78 8 Jackie Mclean 560
9 Panic! At The Disco (1) +2 74 9 Super Nanny 483
10 NASCAR (1) +22 74 10 Katherine Harris 460
11 Beyonce Knowles (1) +29 74 11 Natalie Gulbis 433
12 Pussycat Dolls (1) +2 72 12 Patrick Dempsey 429
13 Pamela Anderson (1) +2 71 13 Smoking Gun 353
14 Pink (1) +15 67 14 Overhaulin 353
15 NBA (1) +1 65 15 Atomic Clock 339
16 American Idol (1) -20 64 16 Mapletip 329
17 Hips Don't Lie (1) +6 64 17 John Leguizamo 320
18 Madonna (1) +29 62 18 West Wing 309
19 Paris Hilton (1) -6 60 19 Ellen Pompeo 309
20 Rihanna (1) +3 57 20 Wrestlemania 302
Source: Yahoo Inc., 2006
Most Popular Google Searches, February 2006
Top Google Winter Olympics Searches
1 Olympics
2 Torino games
3 Sasha Cohen
4 Shaun White
5 Michelle Kwan
Top Google News Source Searches
1 Reuters
2 Bloomberg
3 BBC news
4 SMH (Sydney Morning Herald)
5 New York Times
Top Google Video Game Searches
1 XBox 360
2 Nintendo
3 PS 3
4 PSP
5 Nintendo Revolution
Top Google Image Symbols Searches
1 Heart
2 Dragon
3 Valentine
4 Angel
5 Kiss
Source: Google, 2006

Top AOL Searches, Week of March 5, 2006
Entertainment and Celebs Movies
1 Chris Penn 1 Lonesome Dove
2 Reese Witherspoon 2 Joe Dirt
3 Crash 3 Crash
4 Dolly Parton 4 40 Days and 40 Nights
5 Matt Dillon 5 Crash movie
6 Salma Hayek 6 Hustle and Flow
7 Oscars 7 Cruel Intentions
8 Jennifer Garner 8 Million Dollar Baby
9 Joaquin Phoenix 9 Along Came Polly
10 Academy Awards 10 High Fidelity
Research and Learn Television
1 Truman Capote 1 Yes Dear tv show
2 The Constant Gardener 2 Big Brother 5
3 Fairmont State University 3 King of the Jungle
4 Salisbury University 4 Law & Order: Special...
5 Hermit crab 5 Lonesome Dove
6 Webster university 6 !Mucha Lucha!
7 Bradley University 7 West Wing tv show
8 Paradise Lost 8 Grays Anatomy
9 Samuel de Champlain 9 Pixel Perfect
10 mouse 10 E! Entertainment...
Source: America Online, Inc., 2006
Ask.com Searches, Week Ending March 24, 2006
Top Searches
1 MySpace
2 Online Dictionary
3 Music Lyrics
4 Games
5 Prom Dresses
6 American Idol
7 Poems
8 Baidu
9 Pictures
10 Jokes
Top Advancing Searches
1 Baidu
2 NCAA Tournament
3 Tom Cruise
4 Debra Lafave
5 South Park
6 Prince
7 Scientology
8 Pet names
9 IRS forms
10 Barry Manilow
11 Zac Efron
Source: Ask.com, 2006

Top Lycos Searches, week ending March 25, 2006
Rank Search Term Last Week Weeks on Chart
1 Poker
No Limit
#2 102
2 Pam Anderson
Walk of Fame
#4 340
3 Paris Hilton
Hunk Hunt
#7 121
4 Britney Spears
50s Haircut
#5 340
5 NFL
Draft Dreams
#10 52
6 Easter
Egg Hunt
#12 4
7 Taxes
Rebate Wishes
#9 37
8 Pokemon
Revolution
#11 66
9 Dragonball
Cartoon Block
#8 340
10 Neopets
Wand of Wishing
#6 54
11 Prom Hairstyles
Retro 80's
#28 2
12 March Madness
New Media
#3 4
13 WWE
J.R. Returns nc
#13 340
14 Jessica Simpson
Nick Kisses
#16 50
15 Zac Efron
Tweens in Love nc
#15 10
16 Jennifer Lopez
Dallas
#14 63
17 KaZaA
Courtroom Battle nc
#17 224
18 Anna Kournikova
Tennis Beauty
#20 19
19 Harry Potter
DVD Release
#18 295
20 The IRS
Pay Up
#19 13
21 Limewire
File Theft nc
#21 26
22 Prom Dresses
Ghetto Chic
#34 2
23 Diets
Bikini Time
#27 13
24 Shakira
Hips Don't Die
#33 2
25 St. Patrick's Day
Green Beer
#1 6
Source: Lycos Inc., 2006

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