Yahoo! Searches this Week Show Cravings for Easter Treats, Applause for The Voice's Return, Florida Gulf Coast Amazement, and Spring Cleaning Buzz

This is an ongoing series of posts that highlights the daily search habits of Yahoo! users.

Eggstatic for Easter:

This weekend is going to be egg-stra special. One sure sign that Easter is on its way -- searches on Yahoo! for [how to hard boil eggs] have spiked 547% this week. And with many friends and families planning on spending quality time together this Sunday morning, it's no surprise that Easter crafts are a hot topic on Yahoo!. Searches for [easter coloring printables] are up 1670% and [easter clipart] are up 582% this week. Searches for [easter baskets for kids] are also up 475% on Yahoo!.

While hard boiled eggs and egg salad sandwiches are probably going to be on many family menus next week, people this week are searching for Easter Sunday sweet treats! In fact, searches for [easter cookies] are up a whopping 1056%, while searches for [easter cake] are up 992% and [easter cupcake ideas] 931% on Yahoo!.

Are you hunting for some last minute recipe ideas? Check out these creative egg dishes from our friends at YumSugar on Yahoo! Shine.

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NBC's The Voice Returns:

One of America's favorite talent shows, The Voice, premiered it's fourth season this week on NBC. It's no surprise that the new season is full of amazing talent and superstar judges, and America is loving it as searches for [the voice 2013] spiked 1141% on Yahoo! this week.

As we all know, it's not all about the contestants. The coaches provide a lot of entertainment too! The Voice coach getting the most searches on Yahoo! this week is Blake Shelton, followed by Latin pop singer Shakira at number two, Adam Levine at number three, and Usher ranking fourth.

Former Voice judge Christina Aguilera had some advice for Blake and Adam this season. Check out what she had to say on Yahoo! omg!.

Florida Gulf Coast Tops Sweet Sixteen:

The NCAA Basketball Tournament Sweet 16 tipped off last night and Yahoo! Sports is keeping tabs on what users are searching for surrounding the tournament, its remaining teams and the Cinderella story of Florida Gulf Coast University.

The FGCU Eagles from "Dunk City" are dominating searches on Yahoo!. In fact, searches for [florida gulf coast] have spiked 3367% this week on Yahoo! and searches for [dunk city] are off the charts. To give you some perspective, Florida Gulf Coast is getting more searches this week than North Korea, Lindsay Lohan, Justin Bieber, and Dancing With The Stars! Not bad for a school only few knew about just one week ago.

Beyond FGCU, basketball fans are searching for other top teams remaining in the tournament. Top searches include [syracuse], [duke] and [michigan]. And if you still haven't created your March Madness bracket, you're in luck. You can still sign up for Yahoo! Sports' Second Chance Tourney Pick'em and have another chance at the perfect bracket!

Spring has Sprung, Let the Cleaning Begin:

The time of year has come to dust off the brooms and purchase some new sponges. Spring cleaning season is in full force! Searches for [cleaning checklist], [cleaning mildew], and [cleaning tips] are all off the charts on Yahoo! this week.

But Americans aren't just worried about cobwebs and mildew. Organizing is also top-of-mind as searches for [garage organizing] and [kitchen organizing tips] are off the charts. Not willing to do it on your own? Searches for [house cleaning services] are up 107% this week. And 85% of searches for [house cleaning tips] come from women on Yahoo!.

Spring cleaning doesn't only apply to your home. Your makeup bag could probably use some tidying, too. Checkout Access Hollywood's tips for cleaning your glam bag on Yahoo! News.

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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