What the World and Indians Googled in 2009

Google Zeitgeist is a yearly compilation of search queries run on Google Search. The top search queries are compiled after aggregating billions of queries source from multiple sources including Google search, insights for search and Google trends.

So what has the World been searching for in 2009? Not surprisingly, the top query of the year was Michael Jackson, followed by and . Another surprising fact was that New moon, the new movie from the Twilight Saga series came up tops in the 6th position, and the movie was just released last month.

Other popular queries included Lady Gaga, , Transformers, Eminem, and Beyonce.

Fastest Rising Queries on Google Search (Global)

  1. michael jackson
  2. facebook
  3. tuenti
  4. twitter
  5. sanalika
  6. new moon
  7. lady gaga
  8. windows 7
  9. dantri.com.vn
  10. torpedo gratis

Indians were more concerned about the Budget this year, followed by the new movie Kambakth Ishq and IRCTC, which is the biggest ecommerce site in India, run by the Indian railways. Not surprisingly Satyam share price was the 4th searched for query, Twitter, election results and Nokia 5800 made it to the top list too.

Among celebrities Katrina Kaif was the most searched for followed by Michael Jackson, Salman Khan, Aishwarya Rai and Shahid Kapoor. In other worthwhile searches Love Aaj Kal was the most searched for movie followed by Harry Potter and Slumdog Millionaire.

, , Yahoo Mail, Orkut and Indian Railways formed the most popular queries of the year. I had a bit of a laugh though when I looked at the most popular How Toqueries of the year, they included: how to kiss, how to hack, how to study, how to flirt and how to download.

According to the Google Zeitgeist 2009 for India here are the most popular queries:

Fastest Rising Queries on Google Search (India)

  1. budget 2009
  2. kambakth ishq
  3. irctc
  4. satyam share price
  5. bhuvan
  6. michael jackson
  7. twitter
  8. election results
  9. windows 7
  10. nokia 5800

Most Popular Celebrities on Google Search (India)

  1. katrina kaif
  2. michael jackson
  3. salman khan
  4. aishwarya rai
  5. shahid kapoor
  6. kareena kapoor
  7. shahrukh khan
  8. angelina jolie
  9. megan fox
  10. sachin tendulkar

So how many of the top queries did you search for this year? Let us know your thoughts through your comments.

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