This is an ongoing series of posts that highlights some of the most popular search terms on Yahoo! for the week. .Ed
Apple announced a new iPad Mini this week and searches spiked nearly 3000% on Yahoo! for the new gadget. Women are searching the most so far for the iPad Mini(54% of searches). While those under 17 made up nearly ¼ of the searches (seems like the iPad Miniwill end up on a lot of Santa lists this year!). The buzzing searches on Yahoo! include: [ipad mini news], [ipad mini reviews], [how much is an ipad mini], [ipad mini cases] and [ipad mini specs]. Trying to decide on buying the new iPad? Check out this episode of Upgrade Your Life on Yahoo!, all about deciding to buy the new iPad Mini.
Final Presidential Debate
Monday marked the final presidential debate before the election. During the final debate the buzz words were [horses and bayonets]. On Yahoo! searches spiked for [how to spell bayonet]. Top debate related searches on Yahoo! for all 4 debates: [who won the debate], [binders full of women], [iran], [candy crowley], and [martha raddatz]. [candy crowley] was the top Yahoo! searched moderator during the debes, Candy has had 7 times more searches than Jim Lehrer on Yahoo!. Keep up to date on the election on Yahoo! News’ Election Hub The Ticket.
Top Jeans: Everyone has their favorite pair of jeans. So what are the top searched jeans on Yahoo! this month? [true religion jeans], [levis jeans], [miss me jeans], [wrangler jeans], [lee jeans]. What style jeans are most popular? [skinny jeans], [plus size jeans], [pajamajeans], [stretch jeans], [pleated jeans], [high waist jeans] and [colored jeans]. Want to find out the latest fashion trends? Check out the Style section on Yahoo! Shine.
Dog House Plans
With cooler weather on the way it seems that some are making plans to keep fido warm. Searches on Yahoo! are off the charts for [dog house plans]. Searches for [insulated dog houses], [how to build a dog house], [free dog house plans], [large dog houses].
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Yahoo! Search Data: Yahoo! aggregates the billions of searches performed across Yahoo! properties to give the pulse on what people are thinking and talking about. Searches represent the people, an instant poll every moment of the day, looking into the fleeting moods and entrenched attitudes of Internet users across the world.
What exactly is a search and why are they useful?: A keyword(s) or term(s) that people enter in the Search box.
What does spiking, buzzing, and off the charts mean? A “spiking” or “buzzing” search refers to terms with the greatest percentage increase in searches from one period of time to the next (usually day, week or month). Something that’s “off the chart” refers to a term that had no meaningful number of searches in the previous time period.
How are rankings determined? Rankings, unless otherwise noted, are based on the total number of searches.
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