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Live Search went live in 2006, and it has been a great year for us and our users searching the Web. With the year drawing to a close, we decided to put together lists of the top searches for 2006. These lists are the result of studying our anonymous logs for the most searched queries in all the countries and regions our users search from.
After putting together the list of the Top 10 searches for this year, we became curious about which queries gained the most popularity compared with last year. As you can see in the list of the top gainers from last year, the 2006 FIFA World Cup popularized some soccer related searches. Because soccer was so popular overall, we decided to see what else was popular in soccer searches in 2006.
When you search the Web, we know you’re looking for more than just web pages, so we put together a list of top searches for additional categories: celebrity images, news, products, and travel.
Please let us know what you think by posting comments on this blog, or by using our feedback page.
Thank you for all your searches in 2006!
Ivan GonzalezProgram Manager, Live Search User Experience Team
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Based on what I've heard it's either eBay or Google. Is that true?
Wow I can't believe a soccer star outranked our American movie stars.
I wish that you redesign your homepage.
Do you mast copy Google? You are Microsoft - Make Google copy You.
Why not make something like this list on your home page?
The BlueSky HomePage was the B*E*S*T site of them all.
When I search something on Web i would like to se number of search results for Images, News...
Something like results on clasifieds.
And Yust one more thing:
Why not make Windows Live Directory. Something like Yahoo! directory
And the last thing:
And realy LAST thing:
I*N*F*I*N*I*T*E S*C*R*O*L*L was the best, best, best thing on live search. It's something like Windows Live Flag, or logo, or song or...
Put That Back In Web Results
And That's All. Sorry for bad english
<b> 1 - Mariah Carey
2 - Britney Spears
Well, this is a change... </b>
Next year, Search Engines WEB will be in the top 10
Very well put list, wish you had put what comes after the top 10, is there anywhere where this information is available, maybe up to top 100??
Sounds not bad. :)
I use the Google usually.I will try yours from now on and look for the excellence of yours.
I like the whole soccer thing. Especially the comment above saying "Wow I can't believe a soccer star outranked our American movie stars."
How much did America learn about soccer this year? ;-)
Very interesting! what about social searches?
You list consumeric i think...
This, as most other top search pages, seems to be based on American trends and the English language. Does anyone ever post anything about Europe and the multitude of different languages that have sprung from there at all?
Live Search is slow in India compared to Google
I have written feedback a number of times
Very interesting! BTW, do you also publish country-wise top searches e.g. from Pakistan?
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Is this list an aggregate number of a pure keyword list?
For example number 3 was 'paris hilton'. Does this mean that the pure base level search of paris hilton was a top search or is this an aggregate of searches like:
simple life paris hilton
paris hilton news
paris hilton video
boyfriend paris hilton
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