Google, Yahoo & Bing Top Searches for 2009

Megan Fox and Michael Jackson Top Yahoo's Most Searched Terms in 2009
Google News
http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2009/news.html
As you see from the list, users still search using 1 of 5 patterns:
Full Names (Michael Jackson, Bernie Madoff, Rush Limbaugh, Sonia Sotomayor, …)
Locations (Iceland, California, …)
Hot Subjects (cash for clunkers, unemployment rate, universal health care, …)
Organizations (heritage foundation, …)
Events (NASCAR, …)

Google Web
http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2009/
1. twitter
2. michael jackson
3. facebook
4. hulu
5. hi5
6. glee
7. paranormal activity
8. natasha richardson
9. farrah fawcett
10. lady gaga

Check your city: http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2009/cities.html

Bing
http://www.bing.com/community/blogs/search/archive/2009/11/30/top-bing-searches-in-2009.aspx
1. Michael Jackson
2. Twitter
3. Swine Flu
4. Stock Market
5. Farrah Fawcett
6. Patrick Swayze
7. Cash for Clunkers
8. Jon and Kate Gosselin
9. Billy Mays
10. Jaycee Dugard

Yahoo
http://yearinreview.yahoo.com/2009/top10
1. Michael Jackson
2. Twilight
3. WWE
4. Megan Fox
5. Britney Spears
6. Naruto
7. American Idol
8. Kim Kardashian
9. NASCAR
10. Runescape

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