December 20, 2011 By Stacy
Today we released our annual most-popular searched terms for our flagship metasearch engine, Dogpile. Based on an analysis of hundreds of millions of the most searched queries submitted on Dogpile.com, we were able to gauge the interests of American Internet users. We found that 2011was filled with celebrity curiosities, high-profile trials, sex scandals and economic anxieties. Following are the top ten favorite fetches, or top searches, on Dogpile.com for 2011.
For the second year in a row, Facebook appeared on the top of our list of the most-searched terms. Although navigational searches can account for many of those searches, Facebook had such strong numbers in comparison to other terms, that we couldn’t discount it for its popularity, the numerous site updates, and its impact on Americans’ lives.
Unlike 2010, when news events saturated most of last year’s lists, two people made it to the top ten this year. Reality TV show queen, Kim Kardashian, and pop/R&B teen sensation, Justin Bieber, showed that their celebrity status piqued almost every online users’ interests this year.
Dogpile users also seemed to use the Internet more often this year as an outlet for entertainment aside from celebrity intrigue. Searches for online games, dating sites and tech gadget reviews made noticeably high appearances throughout the years.
The economy was ever-present in Dogpile search queries through more unemployment related themes, such as job listings, resume templates and cover letter samples. Based on an increasingly high number of searches like coupons, credit unions, minimum wage, Sallie Mae, and lottery results, it seemed that Internet users were finding more money making tips and savings strategies online.
Whether Internet users search on Dogpile.com for news and navigation, or reviews and resources, it’s clear that Dogpile, with its renewed partnerships with Bing, Google and Yahoo! this year, provided the most comprehensive search results again in 2011.
For more on Dogpile searches, follow Arfie on our Dogpile Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/dogpilesearch, and search on www.Dogpile.com every day, where you’ll find a daily listing of Dogpile’s favorite fetches.