Users from all around the world are using the search engines to find information from very different areas. Aren't you interested to see the most used search terms? If the answer is "Yes" then you should read the entire article.
Yahoo published a list with Top Searches of 2006, a way to show people the most used expression for searches covering all the domains.
I must say from the beginning that the "Overall Search" leader is Britney Spears, a celebrity that was surely saved by the nude photos or by the split from her husband Kevin Federline. She's followed closely
by Shakira (3rd position) and Paris Hilton (5th position).
Britney also leads the Top 10 Celebrity Searches, where she's followed by Shakira, Jessica Simpson and Paris Hilton.
One the most interesting lists is Top 10 Politician Searches that presents the following hierarchy: George W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Bill Clinton.
The Top 10 Lyric Searches is leaded by Hips Don't Lie, followed by My Humps and Grillz, while the Top 10 Movie Searches has Spider-Man 3 as a leader and X-Men 3 in the second place.
"Some things haven't changed much since we released our first list in 2001. Take Britney Spears, for instance. Back then, she topped our list of celebrity searches. Fast forward to 2006, and, well, she's topped our list of celebrity searches again making it five of the six years. You just can't hold back talent, people," Lesley Beatty, Yahoo! Buzz, said.
"Many things have changed, however. News stories that grabbed our attention this year included the Danish cartoon protests, Dick Cheney shooting his hunting partner, and the U.S. elections. The biggest news story of the year, however, was the shocking death of Australian naturalist Steve Irwin, as people searched to find out the circumstances of his death, what a stingray was, and how tribute would be paid to the international star.
Also big this year was the World Cup, with Brazilian Ronaldinho topping searches for France's Zinedine Zidane, despite the 'head butt heard 'round the world'," Yahoo employee also mentioned.