Monday, December 3, 2012

12/03/2012 12:57:00 PM
Today, Yahoo has released news about Yahoo searches in 2012. These searches come from three different kingdoms: politics, tech, and pop culture. I think no one should surprise that Yahoo users were most curiosity in the Elections, the iPhone 5, and Kim Kardashian (in that order). This is third time that a “news” event got number one search volume slot. The other two were later events, Michael Jackson’s death in 2009 and the BP oil spill in 2010.

Here is the TOP Ten Yahoo Searches list of 2012.

Yahoo 2012 Year In Review - Top Searches

Top Searches: #1 Elections

Top Searches #1 - USA Election 2012


Top Searches: #2 iPhone 5

Top Searches #2 iPhone 5

Top Searches: #3 Kim Kardashian 

Top Searches #3 Kim Kardashian


Top Searches: #4 Kate Upton 

Top Searches #4 Kate Upton


Top Searches: #5 Kate Middleton 

Top Searches #5 Kate Middleton


Top Searches: #6 Whitney Houston 

Top Searches #6 Whitney Houston


Top Searches: #7 Olympics 

Top Searches #7 Olympics


Top Searches: #8 Political Polls 

Top Searches: #8 Political Polls


Top Searches: #9 Lindsay Lohan 

Top Searches: #9 Lindsay Lohan


Top Searches: #10 Jennifer Lopez 

Top Searches: #10 Jennifer Lopez


Top Searches On Yahoo Mobile In 2012

1. iphone 5
2. scrabble word finder
3. fantasy football
4. olympics
5. hurricane sandy
6. american idol
7. kim kardashian
8. nfl scores
9. sf giants
10. mega millions

Top Searched For Gadgets On Yahoo

1. iphone 5
2. 2 ipad 3
3. ipad mini
4. samsung galaxy s3
5. kindle fire
6. iphone 4
7. nook
8. ipod touch
9. samsung galaxy tab
10. samsung galaxy note

Top‐Searched About News Topics on Yahoo

1. election 2012
2. death of whitney houston
3. hurricane sandy
4. gas prices
5. trayvon martin case
6. colorado shooting
7. jerry sandusky trial
8. joran van der sloot
9. miami cannibal attack 10. facebook IPO

Top ‘What Is’ Searches On Yahoo In 2012:

1. what is SOPA
2. what is love
3. what is the hunger games about
4. what is KONY
5. what is a zip line
6. what is obama care
7. what is scientology
8. what is a blue moon
9. what is tapenade
10. what is the electoral college

Top ‘How To’ Searches On Yahoo In 2012

1. how to make a diaper cake
2. how to buy facebook stock
3. how to build a deck
4. how to boil an egg
5. how to cook corn on the cob
6. how to cook swiss chard
7. how to make salsa
8. how to get rid of bags under the eyes
9. how to make cake pops
10. how to cook pumpkin seeds

Top Searched International Affairs On Yahoo In 2012

1. kony 2012
2. pussy riot punk band
3. costa concordia
4. innocence of muslims
5. north korea
6. libya
7. malala yousafzai
8. julian assange
9. syria
10. bo xilai

Top Obsessions On Yahoo 2012 (Top Searched + Top Gainers)

1. iphone 5
2. political polls
3. mega millions
4. the hunger games
5. honey boo boo
6. fifty shades of grey
7. one direction
8. call me maybe
9. gangnam style
10. titanic

Top Searched Financial Terms On Yahoo in 2012

1. facebook ipo
2. coupons
3. jobs
4. gas prices
5. fafsa
6. resumes and cover letters
7. gold prices
8. mortgage rates
9. student loans
10. oil prices

Top Searches About Females/Women Related Issues on Yahoo

1. sandra fluke
2. elizabeth warren
3. planned parenthood
4. abortion
5. air force sex scandal
6. susan g. komen
7. darla moore
8. sheryl sandberg
9. todd akin
10. time breastfeeding cover

Top Searched Politicians on Yahoo! in 2012

1. barack obama
2. mitt romney
3. sarah palin
4. ron paul
5. hillary clinton
6. rick santorum
7. john edwards
8. paul ryan
9. elizabeth warren
10. arnold schwarzenegger

Top Searched Memes On Yahoo In 2012

1. kony 2012
2. binders full of women
3. hurricane sandy fake storm photos
4. ridiculously photogenic guy
5. big bird
6. dogshaming
7. stingray photobomb
8. eastwooding
9. etch‐a‐sketch
10. makayla maroney is not impressed

Top Travel Cities On Yahoo in 2012

1. las vegas
2. chicago
3. london
4. new york
5. washington d.c.
6. san francisco
7. san diego
8. dubai
9. new orleans
10. hong kong

Top Spiking Financial Terms on Yahoo in 2012

1. stamp prices
2. stocks to buy
3. mortgage deal
4. 30 year mortgage rate
5. 1040 instructions
6. stimulus payment schedule
7. 10 best mutual funds
8. new home sales
9. top 10 stocks
10. free tax filing

Top Job Searches on Yahoo in 2012

1. work from home jobs
2. kaiser permanente jobs
3. government/federal jobs
4. part time jobs
5. wal‐mart jobs
6. truck driving jobs
7. target jobs
8. fedex jobs
9. costco jobs
10. home depot jobs

Top ‘Who Is’ Searches On Yahoo In 2012

1. who is the girl with the dragon tattoo
2. who is elizabeth smart
3. who is joseph kony
4. who is aviva drescher
5. who is leaving grey’s anatomy
6. who is uncle drew
7. who is james holmes
8. who is paul ryan
9. who is honey boo boo
10. who is ann coulter

Top Searched Scandals on Yahoo in 2012

1. kate middleton photo scandal
2. jackson family fight
3. lance armstrong doping
4. general david petraeus affair
5. new orleans saints’ bountygate
6. bobby petrino affair
7. secret service scandal
8. savile sex scandal
9. air force sex scandal
10. j.p. morgan/london whale loss

Top Weather Related Searches on Yahoo in 2012

1. hurricane sandy
2. colorado wildfires
3. texas tornadoes
4. hurricane isaac
5. FEMA
6. texas hail
7. blizzard
8. hurricane leslie
9. drought
10. heatwave

Top‐Searches For Jean Brands on Yahoo In 2012

1. levi’s
2. true religion
3. miss me
4. wrangler
5. lucky brand
6. lee jeans
7. ymi
8. not your daughter’s jeans
9. silver jeans
10. apple bottom

Top Searches For Coupons/Deals On Yahoo in 2012

1. dick’s sporting goods coupons
2. kohl’s coupons
3. grocery coupons
4. jcpenney coupons
5. hobby lobby coupons
6. lowe’s coupons
7. michael’s coupons
8. pizza hut coupons
9. zappos coupons
10. chuck e. cheese coupons

Top Searches Astronomical Wonders on Yahoo in 2012

1. mars rover
2. nasa
3. solar eclipse
4. meteor showers
5. space jump
6. space shuttles
7. neil armstrong
8. spacex
9. transit of venus
10. blue moon

Top Questions Asked On Yahoo In 2012

1. how to cook pumpkin seeds
2. where do i vote
3. what is the electoral college
4. who is winning the presidential race
5. what is a blue moon
6. when is father’s day
7. how to boil eggs
8. when is sweetest day
9. what time is it in london
10. how to cook pork tenderloin

Top ‘Where Is’ Searches on Yahoo in 2012

1. where is the super bowl 2012
2. where is monica lewinsky
3. where is bora bora
4. where is ecuador
5. where is amy robach going
6. where is chuck norris
7. where is croatia
8. where is tunisia
9. where is annie dookhan from
10. where is notre dame

Top “definition of” Searches on Yahoo in 2012

1. define reductive
2. define secede
3. define truancy
4. define optimal
5. define vetted
6. define bioviate
7. define austerity
8. define concede
9. define narcissism
10. define renege