It really is astounding to see the impact the killing of Osama bin Laden has had not only on the country and the world, but on the web. As previously noted, Osama-related searches have been dominating Google Trends – accounting for the entire top 20 list that Google shares. Even about two hours later, this still appears to be the case.
WebProNews received an email from Yahoo with some more interesting Osama search trend nuggets. I’ll simply post them as they were presented to us:
- On Yahoo! searches for Osama Bin Laden spiked 98,550% Sunday
- Searches for September 11th spiked 1009% Sunday on Yahoo!
- President Bush searches are spiking 302% on Yahoo!
- People are very curious for details from Pakistan. Searches for “Pakistan Map” are spiking 2594% and “Pakistan News” are spiking 610% on Yahoo!.
People want to see the newspaper covers in Pakistan, searches for “Pakistan newspapers” are up 160%
- There is interest on Yahoo! in how this news will impact President Obama’s approval rating. Searches are up 119%
- Searches that are *off the charts on Yahoo! (Sunday data):
– 911 Attack
– 911 Conspiracy
– Obama Speech/Address
- 25% of searches on Yahoo! for “Osama Bin Laden” are coming from those under 24. We are also seeing searches spike for “who was Osama Bin Laden” on Yahoo!
Questions that are being searched on Yahoo!:
Yahoo says it sifts through billions of searches to uncover these trends.
“Yahoo! has been extremely successful in sifting through searches for trend-spotting, historical insight, forecasting projections, and big-picture analysis,” Yahoo Search Trends Program Lead Carolyn Clark tells us.