Bing Posts Its Most Popular Searches For 2013, Naming Beyonce The Most Searched Person Of The Year

bing-featuredBing has released its most popular searches for 2013, including more than 20 “Most Searched” lists, from most searched persons, sports stars and teams, to most searched TV shows and movies, social sites, entertainment electronics and apps.

Beyonce topped two lists, winning the No. 1 spot for most searched person of 2013 and most searched musician. Bing notes the Top 10 Most searched persons included eight women, with the top five all female: Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Rihanna, Taylor Swift and Madonna.

Bing posted its top ten list of most searched persons in 2013 alongside a list of the most searched persons for 2012, comparing who was more popular from one year to the next.

Bing Top 10 Most Searched Persons

Beyonce, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Madonna, Justin Bieber, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus all made the Top Ten Most Searched Musicians as well, followed by Britney Spears, Katy Perry and Selena Gomez. Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’ song “Thrift Shop” ranked No. 1 for most searched song, followed by Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Rihanna’s “Stay”.

The most searched streaming sites included Netflix in the No. 1 spot, followed by Hulu, iTunes, YouTube and Project Free TV. The top three most searched apps were Candy Crush, Angry Birds, and Bad Piggies. Pinterest made an impressive debut in the most searched social media sites, ranking No. 2.

Bing’s top ten most searched social media sites:

  1. Facebook
  2. Pinterest
  3. Twitter
  4. Linkedin
  5. Instagram
  6. Tumblr
  7. Reddit
  8. Vimeo
  9. Vine
  10. Google+

Bing’s most searched entertainment electronics:

  1. Xbox
  2. iPhone
  3. Android
  4. iPad
  5. Windows Phone
  6. Surface
  7. Playstation
  8. Nintendo
  9. Blackberry
  10. Kindle Fire

In entertainment searches, Bing Bang Theory was the most searched TV show in 2013, followed by American Idol, The Walking Dead, Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones. Ironman 3 won for most searched movie of 2013, beating Fast and Furious 6, Despicable Me 2, The Conjuring and The Wolverine.

Other top ten most searched entertainment lists by Bing included most searched reality stars with Kim Kardashian taking the No. 1 spot and most searched TV talk shows with Ellen in the No. 1 spot. The Today Show led for most searched morning shows.

“Royal Baby Born” topped the list for most searched news stories.

Bing’s top ten list of most searched news stories:

  1. Royal Baby Born
  2. Boston Marathon Bombing
  3. Cleveland Kidnapping
  4. George Zimmerman Trial
  5. Gun Rights
  6. Tesla
  7. Syria
  8. Anthony Weiner
  9. Oil Prices
  10. Fiscal Cliff

Bing didn’t stop with entertainment and news, the search engine identified other top ten search lists for 2013 including most searched foods, memes and destinations.

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Microsoft: Bing | Search & Society: General | Search Engine Land's 2013 Search Marketing Year In Review | Stats: Popularity | Top News


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  • James R. Halloran

    That’s interesting. I wonder why Miley Cyrus wasn’t searched more this year than last year. Is it because her “twerking” stunt wasn’t until August? I figured she’d at least be higher than Amanda Bynes. (What did she really do this year anyway?)

  • ashutosh rajput

    thanks Bing……….Obama Ji is very famous in world…….FB still on the top………

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