Miranda Kerr is still doing her Bing, topping the search engine’s most searched Australian celebrity list again in 2013, for the third year running.
Ladies have ruled the Bing search rankings across the globe this year. A woman was the most-searched celebrity in eight of the 12 participating countries — Beyoncé reigned in the USA, while Miley Cyrus’ highly publicised “twerking” made her the top-searched person both here, in Australia, and in Canada.
Miley also made “twerking” one of the most searched words for 2013, thanks to all those Australians who binged a definition of this new ‘verb’.
With the 2013 federal election a heavy focus for several months of the year, it’s no surprise politicians Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard and Tony Abbot all topped the Australian search rankings. After a busy year in the public eye, Shane Warne is back on the charts again too, coming in at #5.
Anticipation around the birth of the royal baby took the world by storm, making this the most searched news story for the year. The world was shocked by the Boston Marathon Bombing in April along with the Spanish Train Crash and the recent NSW Fires.
While Big Brother was watching the housemates, Australian Bing users were watching the Australian Big Brother – with the Channel Nine reality TV show beating out international phenomenon Game of Thrones at #2 and Breaking Bad #3 Australia’s two talent contest shows, The X-Factor and The Voice made the top 5. A big year for Channel Nine with two of the top five most searched TV shows being aired on the network.
Those “searching” for love online have used Bing to get there, with Australians searching the top dating apps and sites by the millions. Plenty of Fish dating application came in on top with rival and well know dating site, eharmony, also making the cut. New player on the scene this year, Tinder, also blazed into the top five after only taking off in Australia in June of this year.
When it comes to the AFL vs. NRL battle of the footy codes – the AFL has claimed that Bing victory, with AFL teams finishing up as the three top teams on the most searched sporting teams ladder.
For Australians looking to travel in 2013, the most searched international destination was Italy and with the Soccer World Cup approaching, Brazil is becoming the next bi(n)g thing for 2014.
Here is a snap shot of what Australians were searching for in 2013:
Most Binged Australian Celebrities 2013:
1. Miranda Kerr
2. Kevin Rudd
3. Tony Abbot
4. Julia Gillard
5. Shane Warne
Most Binged Fitness & Foodie Fads 2013:
2. Cross fit
3. Protein balls
4. Green Smoothie
5. Squat Challenge
Most Binged Dating Applications/Sites 2013:
1. Plenty of Fish
Most Binged Internet Trends and Hashtag Language 2013:
Most Binged News Stories 2013:
1. Royal Baby Born
2. Boston Marathon Bombing
3. NSW Fires
4. Miley Cyrus Twerking
5. Spanish Train Crash
Most Binged Sports Teams 2013:
1. Sydney Swans
2. Hawthorn Hawks
3. Fremantle Dockers
4. Parramatta Eels
5. South Sydney Rabbitohs
Most Searched TV Shows 2013
1. Big Brother
2. Game of Thrones
3. Breaking Bad
4. X Factor
5. The Voice
Most Searched Songs 2013
1. Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
2. Katy Perry – Roar
3. Miley Cyrus – Wrecking Ball
4. Lorde – Royals
5. Lady Gaga – Applause
Bing re-branded this year introducing us to their new look and feel that continues to help get things done, quickly and easily.
Bing’s 2013 search trends, found at www.BingTrends.com, indicate what has most captivated people around the world this year bringing in search data from; Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.
– The Bing Team
*Bing Australia has omitted pornographic, xxx rated and irrelevant coincidental search results from this list. The 2013 most Binged list was collated from the top Bing keyword searches from 1 January to 31 October 2013 and the results are aggregated from global search queries unless stated otherwise.