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What Do Britney Spears, Al Gore, and Harry Potter Have in Common?

It’s a search marketer’s dream. The opportunity to post a news story with a title that includes the keyword "Britney Spears" in a legitimate way!

Thanks to Yahoo’s 2007 Top Trends in Search, we get to use Ms. Spears’ name and also "stuff" our post with a few other popular terms. OK, so we’re not actually hoping to rank for "Harry Potter" but, should Spears, Potter and Al Gore end up in some twisted love-triangle, we’re golden! ;-)

In the meantime, you can waste half an hour perusing the keywords that your fellow man spent the better part of 2007 searching.

News Stories – top 10 news stories

1. Saddam Hussein

2. Iran

3. Iraq

4. President George W. Bush

5. Oil and Gas prices

Grass is Always Greener – top 10 environmental searches

1. Recycling

2. Global Warming

3. Freecycle

4. Earth

5. Pollution

6. Al Gore

Celebrity Downslides – top 10 troubled stars

1. Britney Spears

2. Paris Hilton

3. Anna Nicole Smith

4. Vanessa Anne Hudgens

5. Nicole Richie

The Year of I, You and Wii – top 10 in tech

1. YouTube

2. Wikipedia

3. Facebook

4. iTunes

5. iPod

Final Farewells – top 10 send-offs

1. Harry Potter

2. Anna Nicole Smith

3. The Sopranos

4. Rosie O’Donnell

5. Gilmore Girls