I was just reading about about the most popular searches of 2008 over on TechCrunch this morning, which was pretty interesting. I guess that Google publishes all of this search data every year under the name Zeitgeist, which after looking it up on Wikipedia I realized meant ‘the intellectual, cultural, ethical and political climate, ambiance and moral of an era’.
From a HubPages standpoint it’s always good to see what search terms are pulling in some heavy traffic – especially when it comes to what products are being searched for the most. Potentially this data could show some trends in areas where you might not have thought about writing about before and could help you get some of that golden Google traffic that we all love to see.
But, if nothing else it’s some really cool information to look at – definitely worth some of your time if you get a chance to check it out.
4 replies on “What were the most popular searches of 2008? Google knows.”
Google tends to be one of most under-utilized tools. Products from
Google such as Zeitgeist, Wikipedia, Google Analytics are very powerful tools and will save start-ups a lot of money if they do the research.
Thanks for the post and great reminder.
Gail Barsky, Esquire
I can see how that would be the most popular searches. I would have guessed it was celebrities though. They seems to get the most press on line. Thanks for listing this.
I agree with the above post. I would have thought celebrity news was the biggest b/c even when something newsworthy happens, the most searched item according the the Yahoo home page is also a celeb.
Now the Obamas are the new celebs who are very highly searched on the Interenet.