The fastest-rising search terms of 2008

December 2, 2008

To kick off the month of December we wanted to whet your appetite for our year-end Zeitgeist with this sneak peek of the fastest-rising search terms in the U.S. for 2008. We combed through billions of anonymous, aggregated search queries to bring you this snapshot of what’s been top-of-mind for Americans in the past 11 months.

When compared to 2007, the following terms have seen the most growth over the past year.

  1. obama
  2. facebook
  3. att
  4. iphone
  5. youtube
  6. fox news
  7. palin
  8. beijing 2008
  9. david cook
  10. surf the channel

You’ll see even more top search lists when we release our 2008 Zeitgeist next week. In the meantime, you can get some holiday gift ideas by checking out the season’s most popular searches on Google Product Search.