The Top Search Terms 2012

The best way to get traffic to your site is to include popular search terms that relate to your business. So what exactly are the top search terms 2012?

The top search terms 2012 – Google

10. Games

9. Mail

8. Yahoo!

7. You

6. Hotmail

5. Download

4. Free

3. Google

2. YouTube

1. Facebook

Notice, there are no celebrity names, no places, no physical items. So why this list? Mashable explains…

When the data is normalized and scaled, we see predictable trends emerge: Popular brands and generic search terms dominate the list. What does this mean?

It likely reflects how many people use Google as a one-stop portal to the Internet. Looking for games? Where else would you look first? And lots of Internet users apparently believe the fastest way to Facebook is by typing it right into the Google bar. The same goes for YouTube and, apparently, Google itself. Google does the work — you don’t have to remember URLs anymore, or bother typing them out.

What are the top 10 search terms of 2012 on Bing?

Kim Kardashian and Justin Bieber swapped their 2011 places, with the Biebs sliding to second and the Kardshian one bumping up to first. Miley Cyrus, Rihanna, and LiLo round out the top five.
Kim Kardashian
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Lindsay Lohan
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Jennifer Aniston
Nick Minaj
Taylor Swift


Bing search keys in more on celebrities, whereas Google is used more as a launchpad for the internet. Plan your SEO accordingly!

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