Yahoo! Annual Year in Review of 2011 Top Searches 'iPhone, Casey Anthony, Kim Kardashian, Katy Perry, Jennifer Lopez' Leads Top Five

This year marks the first full year Yahoo! used has used the Bing search engine to primarily power Yahoo! search results, with Americans conducting nearly 3 billion searches a month on Yahoo.com.The top search term of 2011 led by the iPhone, bypassing a reality TV star's marriage and pending divorce, a notorious criminal defendant, and […]

Yahoo! SearchThis year marks the first full year Yahoo! used has used the Bing search engine to primarily power Yahoo! search results, with Americans conducting nearly 3 billion searches a month on Yahoo.com.

The top search term of 2011 led by the iPhone, bypassing a reality TV star's marriage and pending divorce, a notorious criminal defendant, and America's most wanted terrorist.

Searches for Steve Jobs skyrocketed on Yahoo! with the news of Apple co-founder stepped down as CEO in August, and then he had passed away.

Yet this year, Casey Anthony, Osama bin Laden, and the Japanese earthquake and tsunami all figured into the top ranking.

"Women in pop culture dominated the Top 10 list. Kim Kardashian, who first appeared in 2009 filling in the Paris Hilton celebutante role, jumped to No. 3. Jennifer Lopez cracked the Top 10 after a nine-year absence, thanks to her "American Idol"-fueled comeback. And singer Katy Perry reaped musical nominations and either tied or broke record sales," revealed Yahoo.

And, although Britney Spears may have reigned supreme for four straight years, this year however, the former pop princess did not even crack the Top 10 searches.

2011 Top Overall Searches on Yahoo!

  1. iPhone
  2. Casey Anthony
  3. Kim Kardashian
  4. Katy Perry
  5. Jennifer Lopez
  6. Lindsay Lohan
  7. American Idol
  8. Jennifer Aniston
  9. Japan Earthquake
  10. Osama bin Laden

Top Mobile Searches on Yahoo! in 2011

  1. iPhone 5
  2. Powerball
  3. MLB
  4. Scrabble cheat
  5. Casey Anthony
  6. Hurricane Irene 2011
  7. Kim Kardashian
  8. Translator
  9. Amy Winehouse
  10. May 21, 2011 Rapture

Top News Searches and Stories on Yahoo! in 2011

  1. Casey Anthony Trial
  2. Japan Earthquake
  3. Royal Wedding
  4. Osama bin Laden
  5. Unemployment
  6. Arizona Shooting
  7. Libya/Death of Moammar Gaddafi
  8. Death of Amy Winehouse
  9. Arab Spring
  10. Occupy Wall Street (Occupy Movement)

Top Financial Searches on Yahoo! in 2011

  1. Dow Jones Index
  2. Gold Prices
  3. FAFSA
  4. Gas Prices
  5. Oil Prices
  6. Coupons
  7. Silver Prices
  8. Sallie Mae
  9. Unemployment
  10. Mortgage Rates

Top Searched Questions on Yahoo! in 2011

  1. How to tie a tie
  2. How to kiss
  3. How to lose weight
  4. How to get a passport
  5. What time is it
  6. How to make money
  7. What is love
  8. What does SMH mean
  9. How many ounces in a pound
  10. What does my name mean

Top Gadgets/Toys Searchs on Yahoo! in 2011

  1. iPhone
  2. Blackberry
  3. Xbox
  4. PlayStation 3
  5. Wii
  6. iPod
  7. Android
  8. iPad
  9. Kindle
  10. Playbook (Blackberry)

Top Sport Team Searched in Yahoo! in 2011

  1. New York Yankees
  2. Pittsburgh Steelers
  3. Boston Red Sox
  4. Green Bay Packers
  5. Texas Rangers
  6. St. Louis Cardinals
  7. Detroit Tigers
  8. Chicago Bears
  9. Manchester United
  10. Los Angeles Lakers

Top Searched Athletes in Yahoo! in 2011

  1. Danica Patrick
  2. Tiger Woods
  3. Manny Pacquiao
  4. Maria Sharapova
  5. Serena Williams
  6. Kris Humphries
  7. Hope Solo
  8. Kobe Bryant
  9. Lamar Odom
  10. Caroline Wozniacki

Top Searched "Obsessions" On Yahoo! In 2011

  1. Charlie Sheen
  2. The Rapture
  3. "Friday" (Rebecca Black)
  4. Mortgage Rates
  5. Extreme Couponing
  6. Angry Birds
  7. Planking
  8. Game of Thrones
  9. Government Shutdown
  10. Tiger Mom

Top Searched "End of an Era" On Yahoo! 2011

  1. Space Shuttle Program
  2. Oprah Winfrey
  3. Borders
  4. Harry Potter
  5. Friendster
  6. Steve Jobs
  7. News of the World
  8. Kate Plus 8&Prime
  9. Elizabeth Warren
  10. Iraq Withdrawal

Top Politician Searches

  1. Sarah Palin
  2. Barack Obama
  3. Michele Bachmann
  4. Gabrielle Giffords
  5. Hillary Clinton
  6. Herman Cain
  7. Ron Paul
  8. Rick Perry
  9. Elizabeth Warren
  10. Mitt Romney

Top Searched Political Scandals

  1. Anthony Weiner
  2. Arnold Schwarzenegger
  3. John Edwards
  4. Herman Cain
  5. Silvio Berlusconi
  6. Kwame Kilpatrick
  7. Dominique Strauss-Kahn
  8. David Wu
  9. John Ensign
  10. Chris Lee

Top Health Symptoms Searches

  1. Pregnancy symptoms
  2. Diabetes symptoms
  3. Gall Bladder symptoms
  4. Gout symptoms
  5. Thyroid symptoms
  6. Lupus symptoms
  7. Shingles symptoms
  8. Depression symptoms
  9. Herpes symptoms
  10. Menopause symptoms

Top Diet Searches

  1. Weight Watchers
  2. Jillian Michaels
  3. Atkins
  4. HCG
  5. 17 Day Diet
  6. Jenny Craig
  7. Dukan Diet
  8. Nutrisystem
  9. Dash Diet
  10. Paleo Diet

Top Cosmetic Procedure Searches

  1. Plastic Surgery
  2. Hair Extensions
  3. Breast Implants
  4. Brazilian Wax
  5. Laser Hair Removal
  6. Botox
  7. Bikini Wax
  8. Dental Implants
  9. Invisilign
  10. Liposuction

Top Recipe Searches

  1. Breakfast recipes
  2. Chicken recipes
  3. Crockpot/Slow Cooker recipes
  4. Meatloaf recipes
  5. Pancake recipes
  6. Chili recipes
  7. French Toast recipes
  8. Healthy recipes
  9. Banana Bread recipes
  10. Halloween recipes

Top Dessert Searches

  1. Ice Cream
  2. Dippin' Dots
  3. Cake Pops
  4. Peanut Butter Cookies
  5. Chocolate Cake
  6. Peach Cobbler
  7. Banana Bread
  8. Sugar Cookies
  9. Rice Krispie Treats
  10. Girl Scout Cookies

Top Notable Wedding Searches

  1. Prince William and Kate Middleton (Royal Wedding)
  2. Kim Kardashian and Kris Humphries
  3. Monica (R&B singer) and Shannon Brown
  4. Tony Romo and Candice Crawford
  5. Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock
  6. Lauren Bush and David Lauren
  7. Seth Rogen and Lauren Miller
  8. Gene Simmons and Shannon Tweed

Top Pregnancy Searches

  1. Beyonc