New Year’s Resolutions Heavy Among Search Trends, According to Yahoo

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New Year’s has come and gone, and it’s got to be close to time to stop talking about it, but Yahoo has put out some info about search trends related to the ever-popular resolution of losing weight, so allow me to share.

According to Yahoo, its top searched diets of the past week are:

1. Atkins diet
2. HCG diet
3. Paleo diet
4. Low Carb diet
5. Pink Method diet
6. 17 day diet
7. Dukan diet
8. Cabbage Soup diet
9. Vegan diet
10. Dr. Oz diet

Other popular diet search trends Yahoo lists include:

  • Searches on Yahoo! for “weight loss plans” are up 12749% this week
  • 73% of searches come from females this week
  • 17 day diet plan searches are up 915% on Yahoo! this week
  • Lemonade diet searches are up 856% on Yahoo! this week
  • Vegetarian diet searches are up 825% on Yahoo! this week
  • The top regions searching for “weight loss plans” this week are:

    - Charlottesville (VA)

    - Macon (GA)

    - Topeka (KS)

    - Florence-Myrtle Beach (SC)

    - Binghamton (NY)

    - Birmingham (AL)

    - Providence-New Bedford (RI)

    - La Crosse-Eau Claire (WI)

    - Baltimore (MD)

    - Santabarbra-Sanmar-Sanluob (CA)

  • Of course, losing weight isn’t the only popular resolution. Searches for “funny new year’s resolutions” are up 3188% this week on Yahoo, the company says. “New Year’s resolution humor” searches are also up 1626%. I’m not sure why everyone is looking for hilarity in their life goals, but it is what it is. Also, “stop smoking herbs” are up 53%.

    Meanwhile, there have been some spikes in certain “how to” queries that are likely related to New Year’s resolutions. “How to save money” is up 491%. “How to lose 10 pounds” is up 339%. “How to start a blog” is up 288%. “How to lower blood pressure” is up 114%. Finally, “how to lower cholesterol” is up 109%.

    What’s your new year’s resolution. Do you plan on actually sticking to it?

    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.