Myspace most popular search term in 2006

Posted on Saturday, Jan 27 2007 @ 03:25 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Research firm Hitwise reports MySpace was one of the most searched terms on search engines last year:
According to online tracking company Hitwise, Myspace, and deviations thereof, took five of the top-10 search terms of 2006. "Myspace" fronted the list, with a 0.63% share. "" ranked #2, "" at #6, "my space" #8, and "myspace layouts" #9. Together, they accounted for 1.5% of all online searches.

Other top results were predictable, with Ebay at #3 (0.33% share), Yahoo at #4 (0.23%) and Mapquest ranking at #5 (0.21%). Hitwise also broke down the search engine history by category. With regard to movie-related searches, IMDB took the top position with 0.96% share and ESPN was at the front of sports website searches, carrying 1.37% of its category's search share.
The most popular TV show related search term was American Idol.

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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