Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Microsoft Releases ‘Bing Top Searches of 2012 Report’

Microsoft has released the ‘Bing Top Searches of 2012 Report’ – a list of the top most searched keywords, celebrities and events performed by users of the Bing search engine. Usually this kind of data is published in mid to end December, but this year Microsoft decided to release it almost a month in advance.

Based on the aggregation of billions of search queries of the last 11 months, the Bing Top Searches of 2012 Report highlights the most searched in a number of different categories that include, people of different professions (such as sports star, musicians, Olympians, celebrities, etc), celebrity events, news stories, movies, song, tech, TV, fashion, holiday destination and others.

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Here is the report in brief.

Most Searched Person Of The Year

Top 10 comparison for 2011 and 2012:

Rank 2012 2011
1 Kim Kardashian Justin Bieber
2 Justin Bieber Kim Kardashian
3 Miley Cyrus Jennifer Aniston
4 Rihanna Lindsay Lohan
5 Lindsay Lohan Jennifer Lopez
6 Katy Perry Britney Spears
7 Selena Gomez Katy Perry
8 Jennifer Aniston Megan Fox
9 Nicki Minaj Lady Gaga
10 Taylor Swift Miley Cyrus


Most Searched Sports Stars

Rank

Sports Stars

1

Peyton Manning

2

Tiger Woods

3

Tim Tebow

4

Maria Sharapova

5

Kobe Bryant

6

Serena Williams

7

Lamar Odom

8

LeBron James

9

Cristiano Ronaldo

10

Terrell Owens


Most Searched Musician

Rank

Musicians

1

Justin Bieber

2

Whitney Houston

3

Katy Perry

4

Selena Gomez

5

Rihanna

6

Nicki Minaj

7

Taylor Swift

8

Beyoncé

9

Chris Brown

10

Jennifer Lopez


Most Searched Olympic Athletes

Rank

Olympian

1

Serena Williams

2

Lolo Jones

3

LeBron James

4

Michael Phelps

5

McKayla Maroney

6

Hope Solo

7

Misty May-Treanor

8

Gabby Douglas

9

Usain Bolt

10

Ryan Lochte


Most Searched Reality TV Stars

Rank

Reality TV Star

1

Kim Kardashian

2

Khloe Kardashian

3

Kourtney Kardashian

4

Kate Gosselin

5

Honey Boo Boo

6

Snooki

7

Emily Maynard

8

Bethenny Frankel

9

Kim Richards

10

Teresa Giudice


Most Searched Celeb Couples

Rank

Celebrity Couples

1

Chris Brown & Rihanna

2

Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson

3

Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom

4

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

5

Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber

6

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt

7

Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes

8

Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith

9

David & Victoria Beckham

10

Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z


Most Searched Celeb Event

Rank

Celebrity Event

1

Beyonce's baby

2

Jessica Simpson baby

3

Whitney Houston death

4

Snooki's baby

5

Kourtney Kardashian baby

6

Coachella

7

Rodney King overdose

8

Grammy Awards

9

Jennifer Garner baby

10

Academy Awards


Most Searched News Stories

Rank

News Stories

1

iPhone 5

2

2012 Elections

3

2012 Olympics

4

Hurricane Sandy

5

Honey Boo Boo Reality Show

6

Gangnam Style Dance

7

KONY 2012

8

Academy Awards

9

Kindle Fire HD

10

Facebook IPO


Most Searched Tech

Rank

Social Media

 

Rank

Consumer Electronics

1

Facebook

 

1

iPhone 5

2

Twitter

 

2

iPad

3

Myspace

 

3

Samsung Galaxy S III/Samsung Galaxy S3

4

LinkedIn

 

4

Kindle

5

Tumblr

 

5

iPad 3

6

Instagram

 

6

iPod Touch

7

Reddit

 

7

Xbox

8

StumbleUpon

 

8

PlayStation 3

9

Digg

 

9

iPhone 4S

10

Klout

 

10

Windows 8


Most Searched Movies

Rank

Movies

1

The Avengers

2

Dark Knight Rises

3

Titanic

4

Magic Mike

5

Prometheus

6

Breaking Dawn Part 2

7

Flight

8

Bachelorette

9

Snow White and the Huntsman

10

Dark Shadows


Most Searched Song

Rank

Song

1

Psy - Gangnam Style

2

Carly Rae Jepsen - Call Me Maybe

3

Justin Bieber - Boyfriend

4

Gotye - Somebody that I used to know

5

Fun.- We Are Young

6

One Direction - What Makes You Beautiful

7

Drake- The Motto

8

Maroon 5 Feat. Wiz Khalifa - Payphone

9

The Wanted- Glad You Came

10

Katy Perry- Part Of Me


Most Searched Videos

Rank

TV Shows

1

American Idol

2

Dancing with the Stars

3

The Young and the Restless

4

The Walking Dead

5

Family Guy

6

Here Comes Honey Boo Boo

7

Glee

8

Vampire Diaries

9

The Bachelor

10

Game of Thrones

View the full report and a presentation at the Bing blog.

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