Google, Yahoo, AOL Top Searches for 2008

Google, Yahoo, AOL Top Searches for 2008

What a year? It’s been a busy year. Reminisce about the biggest news stories, blunders, gossip and drama of 2008 with the year’s top searches on different search engines. As the year ends, its time to tell what internet users has been searching all year long.

Yahoo’s Top Searches for 2008
Olympian highs and politics as unusual, to celebrity hopefuls and market meltdowns: Through millions of searches and thousands of stories each day, people sought to make sense of the world around them. Take a look back at what captivated our imagination and fueled our passions in 2008, a very historic year indeed.

Top Searches for 2008

1. Britney Spears
2. WWE
3. Barack Obama
4. Miley Cyrus
5. RuneScape
6. Jessica Alba
7. Naruto
8. Lindsay Lohan
9. Angelina Jolie
10. American Idol

AOL’s Top Searches for 2008
The presidential elections dominated user searches this year, according to AOL’s annual lists of top Web, mobile and video searches across more than 40 categories for 2008. But celebrities continued to be hot topics for searchers as well. The rankings are based on the people, places and topics that received the largest volume of Web and mobile search queries on AOL Search and on Truveo, AOL’s leading video search engine.

Top Searches for 2008

‘American Idol’ – Top TV & Movies
NASCAR – Top Sports
Britney Spears – Top Celebrity
Flat Belly Diet – Top Health
iPhone – Top Shopping
Jonas Brothers – Top Musician
Presidential Election – Top News

Google’s Top Searches for 2008
To kick off the month of December we wanted to whet your appetite for our year-end Zeitgeist with this sneak peek of the fastest-rising search terms in the U.S. for 2008. We combed through billions of anonymous, aggregated search queries to bring you this snapshot of what’s been top-of-mind for Americans in the past 11 months.

Google’s Top Rising Searches for 2008

1. obama
2. facebook
3. att
4. iphone
5. youtube
6. fox news
7. palin
8. beijing 2008
9. david cook
10. surf the channel

Amazingly the three biggest search engines suggest almost same thing, as we wrapped up t those keywords, its suggest the biggest happenings for this year, toping is the controversial U.S. Elections, the Olympics, newsmaker in entertainment and geeky gadgets that’s captured the attentions of the masses.

I’ll be keeping you updated when the 2008 Zeitgeist release next week.

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