Saddam Hussein, Britney Spears, Harry Potter, & Recycling In Yahoo 2007 Top Trends

What do Saddam Hussein, Britney Spears, Harry Potter, and recycling all have to do with each other? They all made the Top Trends in Yahoo Search in 2007 list.

The top news story search in 2007 was Saddam Hussein; the top environmental search was recycling, the top troubled stars search was Britney Spears; the top tech search was YouTube; the top del.icio.us search was design; the top consumer call-backs search was pet food recall; the top search on Yahoo Kids was games, and the top sports news search was NASCAR.

Here is the full list of top Yahoo Searches in 2007:

News Stories – top 10 news stories 1. Saddam Hussein 2. Iran 3. Iraq 4. President George W. Bush 5. Oil and Gas prices 6. Barack Obama 7. Hillary Rodham Clinton 8. San Diego Fires 9. Afghanistan 10. Virginia Tech

Grass is Always Greener – top 10 environmental searches 1. Recycling 2. Global Warming 3. Freecycle 4. Earth 5. Pollution 6. Al Gore 7. Environmental Protection Agency 8. Live Earth 9. Hybrid Cars 10. Solar Energy

Celebrity Downslides – top 10 troubled stars 1. Britney Spears 2. Paris Hilton 3. Anna Nicole Smith 4. Vanessa Anne Hudgens 5. Nicole Richie 6. Amy Winehouse 7. Rosie O’Donnell 8. Tara Conner 9. Michael Vick 10. Owen Wilson

The Year of I, You, and Wii – top 10 in tech 1. YouTube 2. Wikipedia 3. Facebook 4. iTunes 5. iPod 6. iPhone 7. Nintendo Wii 8. Xbox 9. Sony PlayStation 3 10. Guitar Hero

Tag, You’re It – top 10 on del.icio.us 1. Design 2. HDTV 3. Games 4. Music 5. Web 2.0 6. Video 7. Ubuntu 8. Travel 9. Photography 10. Mac

Recalling the Recall – top 10 consumer call-backs 1. Pet Food Recall 2. Fisher Price 3. Thomas the Tank Engine 4. Dog Food Recall 5. Menu Foods 6. E. coli 7. Food Poisoning 8. Toy Recall 9. Peanut Butter recall 10. Topps

Elementary Deductions – top 10 searches on Yahoo! Kids 1. Games 2. Animals 3. Dinosaurs 4. Math 5. Hannah Montana 6. Solar System 7. George Washington 8. Halloween 9. Sally Ride 10. Global Warming

Hits, Runs and Errors – top 10 sports news 1. NASCAR 2. Maria Sharapova 3. Boston Red Sox 4. David Beckham 5. Serena Williams 6. Chicago Bears 7. Christiano Ronaldo 8. Super Bowl 9. Ronaldinho 10. Ashley Force

Farewells – top 10 send-offs 1. Harry Potter 2. Anna Nicole Smith 3. The Sopranos 4. Rosie O’Donnell 5. Gilmore Girls 6. The OC 7. Barbaro 8. Richard Jeni 9. Iwao Takamoto 10. Captain America

There is a more graphical illustration of at Yahoo’s Top Trends for 2007.

Related Topics: Channel: Strategy | Stats: Popularity | Stats: Search Behavior | Yahoo: Search

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About The Author: is Search Engine Land's News Editor and owns RustyBrick, a NY based web consulting firm. He also runs Search Engine Roundtable, a popular search blog on very advanced SEM topics. Barry's personal blog is named Cartoon Barry and he can be followed on Twitter here. For more background information on Barry, see his full bio over here.

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