Yahoo! 2012: Top Health, Food & Diet Related Searches

Correlation does not equal causation? Only on the Internet can you find crazy recipe and food searches filled with the most fattening, sugary and downright disgusting sounding combinations, followed by searches for ‘diabetes symptoms’ and quick fix weight loss diets. I’ve highlighted some of the possible SERP suspects below.

Here’s a suggested search for all Yahoo! users in 2013:

Top Searched For Recipes On Yahoo! in 2012:

  1. chicken recipes
  2. crockpot recipes
  3. halloween recipes
  4. vegetarian recipes
  5. salmon recipes
  6. beef stew recipes
  7. zucchini recipes
  8. eggplant recipes
  9. cake recipes
  10. shrimp recipes

Top Spiking Recipe Searches On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. barbecue recipes
  2. easter recipes
  3. banana smoothie recipes
  4. irish recipes
  5. ham recipes
  6. 6 easy halloween recipes
  7. paleo diet recipes
  8. leg of lamb recipes
  9. avocado recipes
  10. pumpkin recipes
It is interesting that ‘paleo diet’ makes an appearance in this list, but keeping in mind the terminology and methodology supplied by Yahoo!, ‘spiking’ means that the search query is a relatively new occurrence, and has likely not been trending long enough to make the broader ‘diet’ list below.

Most Appetizing Yet Stomach‐Turning Searches On Yahoo!

  1. candy corn oreos
  2. pork doughnuts
  3. bacon ice cream
  4. flamin hot cheetos
  5. deep fried strawberries
  6. beer milkshake*
  7. fried kool‐aid
  8. guinness cupcakes
  9. maple bacon beer
  10. grape jelly meatballs
*For the record, I highly recommend Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter with Vanilla Bean ice cream. 

Top Yahoo! Searches For Health Symptoms In 2012:

  1. diabetes symptoms
  2. lung cancer symptoms
  3. depression symptoms
  4. colon cancer symptoms
  5. prostate cancer symptoms
  6. heart attack symptoms
  7. pregnancy symptoms
  8. shingles symptoms
  9. gall bladder symptoms
  10. lupus symptoms

Top Searched Diets On Yahoo! In 2012:

  1. weight watchers diet
  2. sensa diet
  3. raspberry ketones diet
  4. hcg diet
  5. nutrisystem diet
  6. atkins diet
  7. visalus/body by vi diet
  8. green coffee bean extract diet diet
  9. gluten free diet diet
  10. medifast diet

Related Topics: Channel: Consumer | Search & Society: General | Yahoo


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