Posted November 28, 2011 9:37 am by with 3 comments

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Just like the push to generate holiday season commerce moves earlier and earlier each year so does the need for search engines to release their top searches for the past year despite 1/12th of that year still needing to be lived out.

Today is Bing’s turn. This video summarizes things well but lists are fun too so be sure to click through and look at some of the top searches from Bing for almost 11/12th’s of 2011.

<a href=';vid=6e2a2b22-3351-4dec-9ec2-9f8b7bed4ac7&#038;src=SLPl:embed::uuids' target='_new' title='The Top 2011 Searches from Bing: A Year of Breakthroughs and Heartbreaks'>Video: The Top 2011 Searches from Bing: A Year of Breakthroughs and Heartbreaks</a>

Bing has posted their “findings” on their blog but you can take a quick look here to get the basics. First, we’ll look at what were the top people searches of the year. Every year this simply validates the shallow nature of most folks and this year does not disappoint.

While the most searched news stories were:

Interesting is how in the Bing video there is a focus on the Arab spring uprisings but it didn’t make the top 10 news searches.

These lists are fun to consider but are more about publicity for the engines than a real feel for what happened this year. After all, with over 30 days left in the year isn’t it possible that something even bigger could still happen in 2011?

  • Cynthia Boris

    Top list of search people — I fear for the future of mankind.
    But I do love the new Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer ads for Bing. Too cute.

  • Can you provide be top list of 100 websites in 2011 from bing, yahoo and google?

    I wanted to known the where Coming Soon Live a informative search engine stands in the list.

    Can you tell me?

  • These results show how celebrity obsessed society is becoming. There are far more interesting and important people than Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian!