iPhone Tops Yahoo’s 2011 Most Searched List

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First we looked at Bing’s 2011 round-up of top searches. Then it was Ask and AOL. Now it’s Yahoo’s turn.

It was the iPhone that apparently captured the hearts of most Yahoo searchers. Even more so than Kim Kardashian.

“For 10 years, Yahoo! has analyzed its aggregate Search data to gauge the top stories, compelling newsmakers, and viral fads,” a Yahoo spokesperson said in an email. “Yahoo!’s Year In Review drills down to uncover several themes that provide a snapshot of the year.”

“The top search term of 2011 didn't go to a person or a news event, but a technological marvel,” she added. “The iPhone led the 2011 search queries, bypassing a reality TV divorcee, a notorious criminal defendant, and America's most wanted terrorist.”

And here are the lists:

Top Searches on Yahoo! in 2011
1. iPhone
2. Casey Anthony
3. Kim Kardashian
4. Katy Perry
5. Jennifer Lopez
6. Lindsay Lohan
7. American Idol
8. Jennifer Aniston
9. Japan Earthquake
10. Osama Bin Laden

Top Gadget/Tech Toy Searches on Yahoo! in 2011
1. iPhone
2. Blackberry
3. Xbox
4. PlayStation 3
5. Wii
6. iPod
7. Android
8. iPad
9. Kindle
10. Playbook (Blackberry)

Look Back: Top Searches on Yahoo! Over the Past 10 Years

. 2011: iPhone
. 2010: BP Oil Spill
. 2009: Michael Jackson
· 2008: Britney Spears
· 2007: Britney Spears
· 2006: Britney Spears
· 2005: Britney Spears
· 2004: American Idol
· 2003: KaZaA
· 2002: PlayStation 2

Top Mobile Searches on Yahoo in 2011

1. iPhone 5
2. Powerball
3. MLB
4. Scrabble cheat
5. Casey Anthony
6. Hurricane Irene 2011
7. Kim Kardashian
8. Translator
9. Amy Winehouse
10. May 21, 2011 Rapture

Top Searched Obsessions on Yahoo! in 2011

1. Charlie Sheen
2. The Rapture
3. “Friday” (Rebecca Black)
4. Mortgage Rates
5. Extreme Couponing
6. Angry Birds
7. Planking
8. Game of Thrones
9. Government Shutdown
10. Tiger Mom

I guess that leaves Google’s list. When that comes out, we can see what the true majority of people have been searching for.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.