Google Year-End Zeitgeist Highlights Most Popular Search Queries and Trends of 2006

Announcement
December 19, 2006

Social networking sites top the list this year’s most searched queries

Google today announced its annual Zeitgeist, featuring lists and charts of the most popular and fastest-rising global search terms that people have typed into Google.com. If you’re interested in revisiting this year’s top scandals, or learning who wins in a Suri vs. Shiloh face-off, or which sport is most popular – visit www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2006.html to read all about what spurred people’s collective curiosity in 2006.

This year’s Google Zeitgeist reveals the following trends:

  • What’s hot: the who, what and how of what’s being searched
  • Current events: top searched scandals, political figures and global regions
  • Milestones: most searched divorces, weddings, deaths and births of 2006
  • Entertainment: what movies and TV shows were hot this year
  • Sports: top searched sporting events, who retired and whose jerseys were most sought after