The Top of Live Search for 2006

Live Search went live in 2006, and it has been a great year for us and our users searching the Web. With the year drawing to a close, we decided to put together lists of the top searches for 2006. These lists are the result of studying our anonymous logs for the most searched queries in all the countries and regions our users search from.

After putting together the list of the Top 10 searches for this year, we became curious about which queries gained the most popularity compared with last year. As you can see in the list of the top gainers from last year, the 2006 FIFA World Cup popularized some soccer related searches. Because soccer was so popular overall, we decided to see what else was popular in soccer searches in 2006.

When you search the Web, we know you’re looking for more than just web pages, so we put together a list of top searches for additional categories: celebrity images, news, products, and travel.

Please let us know what you think by posting comments on this blog, or by using our feedback page.

Thank you for all your searches in 2006!

Ivan Gonzalez
Program Manager, Live Search User Experience Team

Top overall searches     Top gainers from last year
1 – Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho
 
Shakira
 
Paris Hilton
  1 – Bebo
Bebo
 
Kaká
 
Zinedine Zidane
2 – Shakira   2 – Kaká
3 - Paris Hilton   3 - Zinedine Zidane
4 – Britney Spears   4 – Pink
5 - Harry Potter   5 - Scarlett Johansson
6 – Eminem   6 – The Pussycat Dolls
7 – Pamela Anderson   7 – Rihanna
8 – Hilary Duff   8 – Superman
9 – Rebelde   9 – Cristiano Ronaldo
10 – Angelina Jolie   10 – Victoria Beckham
             
Top soccer searches     Top celebrity image searches  
1 – Ronaldinho
Ronaldinho
 
Cristiano Ronaldo
 
David Beckham
  1 – Mariah Carey
Mariah Carey
 
Britney Spears
 
Christina Aguilera
2 – Cristiano Ronaldo   2 – Britney Spears
3 - David Beckham   3 - Christina Aguilera
4 – Ronaldo   4 – Jennifer López
5 - FIFA   5 - Lindsay Lohan
6 – Zinedine Zidane   6 – Jessica Simpson
7 – Real Madrid   7 – Janet Jackson
8 – Kaká   8 – Angelina Jolie
9 – Cruz Azul   9 – Pamela Anderson
10 – Manchester United   10 – Jessica Alba
             
Top news searches     Top product searches  
1 – Natalee Holloway
Natalee Holloway
 
Steve Irwin
 
Iraq
  1 – digital camera
digital camera
 
pet supplies
 
iPod
2 – Steve Irwin   2 – pet supplies
3 - Iraq   3 - iPod
4 – Paris Hilton   4 – Xbox 360
5 - David Blaine   5 - Canon
6 – Tom Cruise   6 – The Da Vinci Code
7 – Chris Daughtry   7 – Panasonic PV-GS300
8 – North Korea   8 – Canon EOS 30D
9 – David Copperfield fountain of youth   9 – PlayStation 3
10 – Taylor Hicks   10 – Samsung mp3 player
             
Top travel searches          
1 – Las Vegas
Las Vegas
 
Mexico
 
Hawaii
       
2 – Mexico        
3 - Hawaii        
4 – Walt Disney World        
5 - Disneyland Park        
6 – Costa Rica        
7 – Italy        
8 – Cancún, Mexico        
9 – Grand Canyon        
10 – Florida        
             

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