Top Searches of 2003

What were Internet users looking for? Mostly information about celebrities, sports, movies and music. Google, Yahoo, and Lycos compiled the highest ranking search terms for 2003, and found a lot in common.


Top 10 Most Popular Queries from Google
Rank Term
1 britney spears
2 harry potter
3 matrix
4 shakira
5 david beckham
6 50 cent
7 iraq
8 lord of the rings
9 kobe Bryant
10 tour de france
Source: Google


Yahoo Top Searches for 2003
Rank Term
1 KaZaA
2 Harry Potter
3 American Idol
4 Britney Spears
5 50 Cent
6 Eminem
7 WWE
8 Paris Hilton
9 NASCAR
10 Christina Aguilera
Source: Yahoo


The Lycos 50 Most Popular Search Terms of 2003
2003 Rank Term 2002 Rank
1 KaZaA 2
2 Britney Spears 4
3 Dragonball 1
4 Paris Hilton
5 IRS 7
6 Kobe Bryant
7 Christmas 9
8 NFL 6
9 Pamela Anderson 10
10 Brooke Burke 34
Source: Lycos

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