Yahoo Releases Top Searches Of 2009

    December 1, 2009

Yahoo has released its top 10 overall searches for 2009, based on billions of queries over the past year.

Michael Jackson garnered the most searches of 2009, after his death in June of a drug overdose. Jackson bumped Britney Spears from the top position where she had dominated for the past four years.  Spears still made it into the top 10 landing in the fifth spot on the year.

"We saw consumers escape to the Web hoping to pursue news and their guilty pleasures: vampires, political implosions, how to moonwalk – you name it, people went online to find it," said Vera Chan, a Yahoo! Search trend analyst.

"And with economic uncertainty looming, people looked for ways to find stability by searching the Web for new jobs, unemployment benefits, and ways to save through old-fashioned coupon hunting."
Here are the Top 10 Overall Searches for 2009 according to Yahoo:

1.    Michael Jackson
2.    Twilight
3.    WWE
4.    Megan Fox
5.    Britney Spears
6.    Naruto
7.    American Idol
8.    Kim Kardashian
9.    NASCAR
10.  Runescape

For comparison you can checkout Bing’s most popular trending topics of 2009 here.

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