Facebook is the Most Searched Item on the Internet in 2010

December 31, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Facebook has topped the lists of the top-searched terms in the internet in 2010. In 2009 also, the social networking website topped the charts. In 2010, the term Facebook accounts for 2.11 percent of all searches made on the internet and including the four variations of the term “Facebook” which were among the top 10 terms, it then accounts for an amazing 3.48 percent of searches overall.

The analysis made it clear that 4.18 percent of the top 50 searches was related to the social networking terms.

In 2009, the term “facebook login” was having the 9th spot and it has now climbed to the second spot in 2010. YouTube managed to grab the third place and it is followed by craigslist, myspace and facebook.com.

Facebook accounted for 3.48 percent of all searches in the US among the top 50 terms when the common search terms like facebook and facebook.com are combined. It marks an increase of 207% in 2010 when compared with 2009.

YouTube experienced an increase of 106% as they accounted for 1.12% in 2010. Aol search grew 22% in 2010 as they accounted for 0.34%. We can also see that the Google terms accounted for 0.63 percent, and Craigslist terms accounted for 0.62 percent.

Verizon wireless, netflix, espn, chase, pogo, tagged, wells fargo, yellow pages, poptropica, games and hulu are the new terms that managed to get a spot in the top 50 search terms for 2010.

Speaking about the top-visited websites between January and November 2010, Facebook topped the chart for the first time by accounting an 8.93% of all US visits. Google came in the second spot with 7.19 percent of visits and was followed by Yahoo! Mail (3.52 percent), Yahoo! (3.30 percent) and YouTube (2.65 percent).

Although facebook is in the first spot with8.93% while the websites are considered, the combination of Google properties accounted for 9.85 percent of all U.S. visits. Yahoo! properties accounted for 8.12 percent and are not too far behind.

It is also notable that the top 10 websites marked the 33% of all US visits during the period and it is 12% increase when compared with the last year.

Other top searches from various categories list Kim Kardashian, Oprah, Rush Limbaugh, Miley Cyrus and Glenn Beck among the top searched people in the internet.

Star Wars, Paranormal Activity 2, Avatar, Transformers 3 and the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows topped the category of most searched movies.

Lady Gaga, Justin Beiber, Eminem, Taylor Swift, and Michael Jackson were the top searched artists on the internet.

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