Here are two lists that list the top keywords for Goole and Yahoo for 2007. The list of Google indicates the fastest growing terms in U.S. The tendency is that more and more internet and social media terms are being included. Numbers 2, 5, 6, 7 and 9 are all websites which belong to the categories of online game, video sharing and social media websites. This demonstrates the growing importance of the Web 2.0 concept. The internet now is like a big game, and everyone could get stake.
As for Yahoo’s top keywords for 2007, the trends are very clear. Pop stars, surprisingly, do really well. The other listings appear to be either cartoons or sports programs or games. This illustrates that entertainment remains an important part in our daily life after all.
Here are the lists:
Google fastest rising U.S. search terms for 2007:
1. iPhone: iPhone, the Apple mobile phone with music and video player and web browsing features tops the Google top searches 2007 list.
2. Webkinz: Webkinz is a stuffed animal that customers can register and play with online.
3. TMZ: A telepictures production and America Online joint venture that provides an inside look at the latest celebrity scandals.
4. Transformer toys: Transformers are highly flexible toys that shift shape, and became wildly popular from the 2007 hit movie transformers
5. YouTube: online video-sharing site
6. Club Penguin: Networking site for children
7. MySpace: Social networking site
8. Heroes: Heroes is an American science fiction serial drama television series created by Tim Kring on NBC.
9. Facebook: Social/business networking site
10. Anna Nicole Smith: Anna Nicole Smith was an American sex symbol, model, actress, celebrity, and spokeswoman.
Yahoo Top 10 Searches for 2007:
1. Britney Spears: An American pop music singer, songwriter, dancer actress and author.
2. WWE: World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) is a publicly traded, privately controlled integrated media (focusing in television, Internet, and live events), and sports entertainment company dealing primarily in the professional wrestling industry, with major revenue sources also coming from film, music, product licensing, and direct product sales.
3. Paris Hilton: An American celebutante, businesswoman, singer, model, actress, author, and television personality.
4. Naruto: Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masashi Kishimotoanime adaptation. The main character, Naruto Uzumaki, is a loud, hyperactive, unpredictable adolescent ninja who constantly searches for recognition and aspires to become a Hokage, the ninja in the village acknowledged as the leader and the strongest of all.
5. Beyonce: An American R&B singer, songwriter, record producer, music video director, actress, dancer, and fashion designer, the creative force and lead singer of the R&B girl group Destiny’s Child, the world’s best-selling female group of all time.
6. Lindsay Lohan: An American actress and pop music singer.
7. Rune Scape: The massive online adventure game by Jagex Ltd
8. Fantasy Football: A fantasy sports game in which participants (called “owners”) are arranged into a league.
9. Fergie: An American pop, hip hop, and R&B singer, songwriter, and actress.
10. Jessica Alba: An American actress, whose TV and film credits include Dark Angel, Honey, Sin City, Fantastic Four, Into the Blue, Idle Hands and 2007’s Good Luck Chuck.