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. "Myspace.com" ranked #2, "www.myspace.com" 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.