Top Yahoo! searches of 2010 -

Top Yahoo! searches of 2010

Top Searches on Yahoo! in 2010
1.     BP oil spill 
2.     World Cup 
3.     Miley Cyrus 
4.     Kim Kardashian  
5.     Lady Gaga 
6.     iPhone  
7.     Megan Fox  
8.     Justin Bieber  
9.     American Idol  
10. Britney Spears
In 2010, consumers wanted information on the go and searched on their mobile phones. They used their mobile devices to connect with the latest NFL scores and fantasy teams, to learn the latest on the outrageous Lady Gaga, to follow the marital difficulties of Sandra Bullock, and even to keep up with “American Idol.”
Top Mobile Searches on Yahoo in 2010
1.     NFL
2.     Lady Gaga
3.     Rihanna
4.     Sandra Bullock
5.     NBA
6.     World Cup
7.     Justin Bieber
8.     American Idol
9.     Winter Olympics
10. BP oil spill
A sputtering economy had people stuck on many fronts, finding a job and making mortgage payments among them. Midterm elections, product recalls, and high-profile job exits also preoccupied online attention in 2010.
“This was a year of starts, stops, and stalls,” Chan says. “We had technological innovations, economic reforms, political standoffs, and financial struggles.” Consumers turned to Yahoo! to search for all things related to finance.
Top Financial Searches on Yahoo! in 2010
1.             Unemployment
2.             Wall Street Companies
3.             Recalls
4.             Foreclosures
5.             Health Care Bill
6.             Tea Party Movement
7.             Elizabeth Warren
8.             New Credit Card Laws
9.             Dow Jones Flash Crash
10.          Austerity Strikes
A consistent highlight in 2010, the sports world started the year off right with the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. On American soil, Cinderella upsets meant all bets were off, from college bowls to the Super Bowl, and people searched for all the details. The high point in sports was the World Cup, when soccer fans — seasoned or fledgling — halted productivity for 30 days in summer to witness an exciting clash of nations.
Top Searched Sporting Events on Yahoo! in 2010
1.     World Cup
2.     Olympics
3.     Super Bowl
4.     NFL draft
5.     US Open Tennis
6.     NBA playoffs
7.     World Series
8.     Masters 2010
9.     Wimbledon
10. March Madness
Every Friday and Saturday night, teenagers primp for dates, and many search on Yahoo! for “how to tie a tie.” This discovery was the inspiration for the 2010 Top Questions list on Yahoo!. And for those of you who don’t know how to boil an egg, it appears that you are turning to Yahoo! to find out.
Top Searched Questions on Yahoo! in 2010
1.             How to tie a tie
2.             How to lose weight
3.             How to kiss
4.             How to write a resume
5.             What's the world's only immortal animal
6.             Which city has the best tap water
7.             Which natural disaster shortened earth's days
8.             What is love
9.             What causes lightning
10.          How to boil an egg
The Top Obsessions list, new to the Yahoo! Year in Review, highlights the topics that people couldn’t get enough of this year.  The iPhone 4 was officially announced in June, but searches started much earlier and continued all year.  And after years of speculation about Apple’s tablet device, the “magical and revolutionary” iPad was introduced to the world. Biting at the heels of these gadgets was an obsession with (or a fear of) bedbugs, which caused searchers to seek “what do bedbugs look like” and “how to prevent bedbugs.”
Top Searched Obsessions on Yahoo! in 2010
1.     iPhone 4
2.     Lindsay Lohan
3.     iPad
4.     Glee
5.     Jersey Shore
6.     Facebook
7.     Bedbugs
8.     Tea Party
9.     Silly Bandz
10. The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (series)
Recipes and health are staples when it comes to online searches. In 2010, many consumers sought recipes for their favorite go-to protein, chicken. Some surprises on the list included Halloween recipes and summer salads. Pregnancy and diabetes were primary health topics investigated this year.
Top Searched Recipes on Yahoo! in 2010
1.     Chicken recipes
2.     Crockpot recipes
3.     Summer Salads recipes
4.     Healthy recipes
5.     Chili recipes
6.     Halloween recipes
7.     Lasagna recipes
8.     Cake recipes
9.     Cheesecake recipes
10. Cookie recipes
Top Searched Health Topics on Yahoo! in 2010
1.     Pregnancy
2.     Diabetes
3.     Herpes
4.     Shingles
5.     Lupus
6.     Depression
7.     Breast cancer
8.     Gall bladder
9.     HIV
10. Fibromyalgia
For more about the Yahoo! 2010 Year in Review and other top searches, go to or search for "2010 Year in Review" on

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