Posted December 1, 2009 9:23 am by with 11 comments

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Google, you’re late!

I mean, c’mon, you let both Bing and Yahoo release their top search query lists before you. Is this a sign of things to come, Google?

And….AND…you’re not even telling us what the most popular searches are. You’re only revealing the fastest rising queries?


OK, so Michael Jackson tops Google’s list–no surprises there. So what were the surprises?

1. Microsoft should have named its new version of Windows "Lady Gaga":

Fastest Rising (Global)

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

2. We’ve lost about as much interest in President Obama as we have the Beijing Olympics:

Fastest Falling (Global)

  1. beijing 2008
  2. euro 2008
  3. heath ledger
  4. barack obama
  5. amy winehouse

3. Adam Lambert is about as popular as swine flu:

Google News – Fastest Rising

  1. swine flu
  2. susan boyle
  3. jon and kate
  4. adam lambert
  5. rihanna (chris brown)
  6. new moon
  7. inauguration
  8. michael jackson
  9. nadya suleman
  10. missing link found

4. Let’s see, where to go today. Will it be Mount Everest or In-n-Out for dinner?

Google Maps – Fastest Rising

  1. mount everest
  2. laguna seca
  3. in-n-out
  4. grand canyon
  5. eiffel tower
  6. white house
  7. great wolf lodge
  8. wild animal safari
  9. voodoo doughnuts
  10. path station

5. Lisa Barone has single-handedly pushed "Glee" to the #6 spot in the US 😉 – Fastest Rising

  1. twitter
  2. michael jackson
  3. facebook
  4. hulu
  5. hi5
  6. glee
  7. paranormal activity
  8. natasha richardson
  9. farrah fawcett
  10. lady gaga

6. And, Raleigh, North Carolina is inhabited by some pretty boring people:

Raleigh, NC

  1. login
  2. wcpss span
  3. wcpss blackboard
  4. ncsu library
  5. marbles kids museum
  6. waketech
  7. dpac
  8. blue ridge cinema
  10. raleigh convention center

But, don’t judge us until you see just how boring your city is too! 😉

Anything jump out at you?

  • Joe Hall

    Best title ever!

    • Andy Beal

      And apparently, we may get a lot of Google traffic from it too! 😉

  • Frank Reed

    We are truly a country of deep thinkers. Looks like channeling celebrities who have passed away is gaining steam since paranormal activity is followed by Natasha Richardson and Farah Fawcett.

    Quick Google me up a ghost! What is this Halloween?
    .-= Frank Reed´s last blog ..Social Encouragement =-.

  • Samantha

    Hi guys

    LOL, Indeed that when they passed away they seemed to be more popular than they were alive. Holloween you said? Yeah that’s right. . . LOL

    Kind Regards


  • Lisa Barone
    • Andy Beal

      :-) I wouldn’t even know what “Glee” was, if it weren’t for you! 😉

  • Luci

    marbles kids museum? a museum of marbles?
    i had a look at the UK top 10s, and ‘jogos’ is number 2 in the fastest rising. never heard of it/there/them! A quick Google later, and i’m no closer. Odd!
    .-= Luci´s last blog ..SEO – Ensure You’re At The Top Of The Search Engines This Time Next Year =-.

  • Steven Shaw

    Title alone brought me to this post. I said I’ve just got to check that one out. Nice job.

    .-= Steven Shaw´s last blog ..A Great Free Tool for Getting Your Backlinks Noticed by Google =-.

    • Andy Beal

      Thanks Steve!

  • Kaitlyn Dhanaliwala

    Ahh, that title blew my mind!!