Yahoo! 2012 Year in Review Spans Over to Categories 'iPhone 5, Kim Kardashian, Kate Upton' Among Top Searches

Global 2012 Yahoo! Year In Review reveals celebrities and technological gadgets draw plenty of online curiosity, but "the 2012 elections dominated online searches this year." For the year 2012, Yahoo providing us with the Top 10 most popular searches in over 50 categories, giving us a mega list of the most common queries and questions […]

Global 2012 Yahoo! Year In Review reveals celebrities and technological gadgets draw plenty of online curiosity, but "the 2012 elections dominated online searches this year."

Yahoo! 2012 Year in Review: Top 10 Searches across 50+ categories

For the year 2012, Yahoo providing us with the Top 10 most popular searches in over 50 categories, giving us a mega list of the most common queries and questions asked by Yahoo searchers over the last year.

Yahoo! says "anticipation for the iPhone 5, helped Apple maintain a presence in the Yahoo! Top 10. While, Kim Kardashian, a staple in the Top 10 since 2009, reached the height of her online popularity as most searched person on Yahoo!." "Model Kate Upton ricocheted into the national consciousness by landing the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue."

And the obsession with the royals continued in 2012 as Kate Middleton became the third-most searched person on Yahoo!.

Top Searches Overall on Yahoo! in 2012:

  1. election
  2. iphone 5
  3. kim kardashian
  4. kate upton
  5. kate middleton
  6. whitney houston
  7. olympics
  8. political polls
  9. lindsay lohan
  10. jennifer lopez

Top Searches On Yahoo! Mobile In 2012

  1. iphone 5
  2. scrabble word finder
  3. fantasy football
  4. olympics
  5. hurricane sandy
  6. american idol
  7. kim kardashian
  8. nfl scores
  9. sf giants
  10. mega millions

Top Searched For Gadgets On Yahoo!

  1. iphone 5
  2. 2 ipad 3
  3. ipad mini
  4. samsung galaxy s3
  5. kindle fire
  6. iphone 4
  7. nook
  8. ipod touch
  9. samsung galaxy tab
  10. samsung galaxy note

Top 'What Is' Searches On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. what is SOPA
  2. what is love
  3. what is the hunger games about
  4. what is KONY
  5. what is a zip line
  6. what is obama care
  7. what is scientology
  8. what is a blue moon
  9. what is tapenade
  10. what is the electoral college

Top Searched Politicians on Yahoo! in 2012:

  1. barack obama
  2. mitt romney
  3. sarah palin
  4. ron paul
  5. hillary clinton
  6. rick santorum
  7. john edwards
  8. paul ryan
  9. elizabeth warren
  10. arnold schwarzenegger

Top Searched Memes On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. kony 2012
  2. binders full of women
  3. hurricane sandy fake storm photos
  4. ridiculously photogenic guy
  5. big bird
  6. dogshaming
  7. stingray photobomb
  8. eastwooding
  9. etch‐a‐sketch
  10. makayla maroney is not impressed

Top Searched Scandals on Yahoo! in 2012:

  1. kate middleton photo scandal
  2. jackson family fight
  3. lance armstrong doping
  4. general david petraeus affair
  5. new orleans saints' bountygate
  6. bobby petrino affair
  7. secret service scandal
  8. savile sex scandal
  9. air force sex scandal
  10. j.p. morgan/london whale loss

Top Searches Astronomical Wonders on Yahoo! in 2012:

  1. mars rover
  2. nasa
  3. solar eclipse
  4. meteor showers
  5. space jump
  6. space shuttles
  7. neil armstrong
  8. spacex
  9. transit of venus
  10. blue moon

Top Searched Movies On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. the hunger games
  2. the dark knight rises
  3. the avengers
  4. the amazing spiderman
  5. twilight breaking dawn 2
  6. magic mike
  7. prometheus
  8. snow white and the huntsman
  9. skyfall
  10. the expendables 2

Top Searches For Television Shows In 2012:

  1. american idol
  2. dancing with the stars
  3. the young & the restless
  4. walking dead
  5. here comes honey boo boo
  6. good morning america
  7. the voice
  8. days of our lives
  9. big brother
  10. general hospital

Top Reality TV Show Searches On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. american idol
  2. dancing with the stars
  3. here comes honey boo boo
  4. the voice
  5. big brother
  6. the bachelorette
  7. the bachelor
  8. long island medium
  9. sons of guns
  10. the glass house

Top Searches For Songs & Lyrics On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. call me maybe (carly rae jepsen)
  2. gangnam style (psy)
  3. someone like you (adele)
  4. somebody that i used to know (gotye)
  5. sexy and i know it (lmfao)
  6. we are young (fun.)
  7. rolling in the deep (adele)
  8. you belong with me (taylor swift)
  9. what makes you beautiful (one direction)
  10. gummy bear song (gummibär)

Top Searched For Music Artists on Yahoo! in 2012:

  1. whitney houston
  2. jennifer lopez
  3. katy perry
  4. justin bieber
  5. britney spears
  6. miley cyrus
  7. beyonce
  8. selena gomez
  9. chris brown
  10. taylor swift

Top Searches for 2012 Olympians On Yahoo!

  1. maria sharapova
  2. lolo jones
  3. serena williams
  4. hope solo
  5. mckayla maroney
  6. caroline wozniacki
  7. leryn franco
  8. michael phelps
  9. misty may‐treanor
  10. aly raisman

Top Searched Sports Teams On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. dallas cowboys
  2. new york yankees
  3. los angeles lakers
  4. san francisco giants
  5. detroit tigers
  6. pittsburgh steelers
  7. green bay packers
  8. st louis cardinals
  9. san francisco 49ers
  10. oakland a's

Top Searched Celebrity Couples Who Broke Up In 2012

  1. Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez
  2. Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson
  3. Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise
  4. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony
  5. Scarlett Johansson and Nate Naylor
  6. Heidi Klum and Seal
  7. Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis
  8. Chad Johnson and Evelyn Lozada
  9. John Cena and Elizabeth Huberdeau
  10. Vera Wang and Arthur Becker

Top Searched Reality TV Stars On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. kim kardashian
  2. khloe kardashian
  3. honey boo boo
  4. snooki
  5. kourtney kardashian
  6. evelyn lozada
  7. jessica sanchez
  8. bethenny frankel
  9. kris jenner
  10. kristin cavallari

Top Yahoo Searches For Female Celebrities In 2012:

  1. kim kardashian
  2. kate upton
  3. lindsay lohan
  4. jennifer lopez
  5. katy perry
  6. kristen stewart
  7. miley cyrus
  8. britney spears
  9. scarlett johansson
  10. jennifer aniston

Top Yahoo Searches For Male Celebrities On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. justin bieber
  2. robert pattinson
  3. clint eastwood
  4. johnny depp
  5. chris brown
  6. channing tatum
  7. john travolta
  8. lamar odom
  9. brad pitt
  10. tom cruise

Top 10 Celeb Baby Searches On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. beyonce & jay‐z's baby
  2. kourtney kardashian's baby
  3. jessica simpson's baby
  4. snooki's baby
  5. guiliana rancic's baby
  6. jennifer garner's baby
  7. tori spelling's baby
  8. vanessa minnillo & nick lachey's baby
  9. kristin cavallari's baby
  10. kelsey grammer baby

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