Experian Hitwise: Facebook Top Search Term for 3rd Year in Row: Top Search Terms of United States for 2011 Released

Experian Hitwise has released its top Search Terms for 2011, and Facebook was the top-searched term overall in the US. "This is the third year that the social networking Website has been the top search term overall, accounting for 3.10 percent of all searches, a 46 percent increase from 2010," according to Hitwise report. "Four […]

Experian Hitwiser Year in Review 2011Experian Hitwise has released its top Search Terms for 2011, and Facebook was the top-searched term overall in the US. "This is the third year that the social networking Website has been the top search term overall, accounting for 3.10 percent of all searches, a 46 percent increase from 2010," according to Hitwise report.

"Four variations of the term "facebook" were among the top 10 terms and accounted for 4.42 percent of searches overall, a 24 percent increase from 2010," said Hitwise.

Among the top 10 terms, "youtube" moved up from the third spot in 2010 to the second spot in 2011. "Facebook login" was the third most-searched term in 2011, followed by "craigslist" and "facebook.com."

Facebook was the top-visited Website for the second year and accounted for 10.29 percent of all U.S. visits between January and November 2011 - a 15 percent increase from 2010. Google.com ranked second, with 7.70 percent of visits - a 7 percent increase - followed by YouTube (3.17 percent), Yahoo! Mail (2.95 percent) and Yahoo! (2.47 percent).

Experian Hitwise Tops Ten most-search termsTop Ten search tersm the United States in 2011:

  1. Facebook
  2. youtube
  3. Facebook login
  4. craiglist
  5. facebook.com
  6. Yahoo
  7. ebay
  8. www.facebook.com
  9. mapquest
  10. yahoo.com

Experian Hitwise Top Ten Most visited websitesTop Ten most visited sites in 2011:

  1. www.facebook.com
  2. www.google.com
  3. www.youtube.com
  4. mail.yahoo.com
  5. www.yahoo.com
  6. www.bing.com
  7. search.yahoo.com
  8. www.gamil.com
  9. mail.live.com
  10. www.msn.com

Kim Kardashian ass calendar picTop public figure searches in the United States in 2011:

  1. Justin Bieber (92)
  2. Casey Anthony (178)
  3. Kim Kardashian (193)
  4. Nicki Minaj (210)
  5. Selena Gomez (244)
  6. Charlie Sheen (292)

Top search personalities in the US 2011:

  1. Kim Kardashian
  2. Glenn Beck
  3. Rush Limbaugh
  4. Robert Pattinson
  5. Khloe Kardashian

Fastest-moving movie titles:

  1. Star Wars
  2. Transformers 3
  3. (Twilight) Breaking Dawn
  4. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  5. Fast Five

In the News and Media category, the top-searched person among News and Media sites was Casey Anthony, followed by Charlie Sheen and Kim Kardashian in 2011.

Top five searched-for artists/bands:

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Justin Beiber
  3. Beyonce
  4. Taylor Swift
  5. Chris Brown

top five search terms:

  1. Disney World
  2. Disneyland
  3. Great Wolf Lodge
  4. Walt Disney World
  5. Universal Studios Orlando

In the Sports, the top searched-for athletes were Tiger Woods, Danica Patrick and Brett Favre. The top searched for sports team was the Dallas Cowboys.

Top five from the Television category (TV Shows):

  1. American Idol
  2. Young and the Restless
  3. Dora the Explorer
  4. Dancing with the Stars
  5. Days of our Lives

In the Television, the top generic search term was "hulu" within the Television category.