Internet is the latest fad in the globally connected environment. It is important, not only for youngsters, who are hooked 24/7 to Facebook and twitter, but older generations as well who need it to stay connected to the real world. Thus it is important to have really fast search engines. Most search engines depend on the usage of correct key words e.g. halloween search trends 2013 or other topics of interests. Roughly, top ten popular search terms depend on whether you are searching on social networking sites or regular sites. If you are searching on Twitter, YouTube or Adwork, the most popular search word will be the latest offering by the most popular singer or the most popular movie or sitcom. To find out the most popular search terms on the internet one needs to divide search terms into different types, e.g. global, social events and people search. Most of the search engines like Google have an enormous data bank of past and present web searches and they monitor and save search keywords. Depending on the maximum search for keywords, Google Trends ranks the search words numerically.
The top most popular search terms for the year 2013 on websites are as follows:
- On Popular search engines , like Google, Bing, AOL and Yahoo the most popular search terms for 2013 were based on social and global events. The first place for the most popular search terms goes to a “royal episode”which kept the whole world glued to their televisions for days; the birth of the next heir apparent for the Windsor throne. They were related to the names of the royal couple, e.g. Kate Middleton, Royal baby, and the Royal couple. This was followed by the events in the Middle East, particularly, Syria and Arab Spring, as the tragic events unfolded in that part of the world.
- Social Networking sites: Social networking sites, particularly YouTube is dominated by the names of the latest popular television series and quick videos. On YouTube list of 10 popular search terms for 2013 is ‘Batman’, which has been hit 3,000,000,000 times followed by ‘Thor’ collecting 2,000,000,000 hits. Social networking sites are generally popular with entertainment seekers, like movie buffs or people who like listening to all genre of music. Justin Bieber has also ruled the top searches chart for quite some time.
- People /Event Web Search: Both socio political and entertainment packed events occupied the attention of internet users during this year. The top ten place in this segment goes to the socialite, Paris Hilton, followed by the royal baby and British Royal couple and the recent brewing “twerked” affair of Miley Cyrus. In the war zone Syria and chemical weapons are the most searched terms.
The search terms for oncoming Halloween are for costumes and trends. Every year the costume trends for Halloween change and there is nothing more embarrassing than wearing a costume, which was popular last year. This year the popularity of movie Batman as Pirate series has spilled over in costume trend as well and so far they appear to heading the list of most desirable items so far.
The list of top ten search terms keeps on changing from month to month, or from even from day to day, because as events unfold in the ever-changing world, events lose their importance.
Apart from the ones listed above rumours around iPhone 5S, Top Free Games for mobile devices (iOs and Android), rumours and leaked stories about celebrities and other socio economic events trended and rocked the search engines throughout the year 2013.