Top Searches of 2008 on Yahoo! Philippines

Top Searches of 2008 on Yahoo! Philippines




Yahoo! Philippines sent in a report for their 2008 Top Searches on the main portal Yahoo.com.ph. The results are as expected but still interesting — gives us a glimpse of what regular Filipino surfers as interested in.

Listed below are the top 10 most searched terms/keywords in 2008 from Yahoo (in alphabetical order).

1. American Idol
2. Boracay
3. Charice Pempengco
4. Friendster
5. High School Musical 3
6. Jobs
7. Mall of Asia
8. Marian Rivera
9. MV Princess of the Stars
10. Olympics 2008


 

If we compare this list to Google’s own top searches for 2008, it’s totally different:

1. Lyrics
2. Friendster
3. You
4. Games
5. Yahoo
6. Youtube
7. Love
8. Google
9. Mp3
10. Map

What’s curious is that people are searching for the term “Yahoo” on Google search. Does that mean that Yahoo is a more popular destination among regular online Pinoys?



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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15 Responses

  1. Lhei says:

    LMAO** True! Uwi kna!

  2. BrianB says:

    What I can conclude her Abe is that Google searchees are a little stupid.

    *we missed a few minor advertising opportunities, fyi.

  3. eton says:

    e kasi naman karamihan ng internet shops sa pilipinas Yahoo ang toolbar, default search engines at homepage..

  4. mocs says:

    agree, its all because of the cafe’s toolbar (most of them); but G results looked weird to me!

  5. Mimi says:

    I think it’s because a lot of websurfers I see navigate from Google itself for absolutely every site they visit. They don’t type in yahoo.com in the browser’s addressbar but instead type “yahoo” or “youtube” as a google search then click on the link from there. It’s strange but a lot of people, especially non-techies, dont even bother with manually typing in the URL at all even for sites they regularly visit. Even my cousin who’s a doctor does this.

    I guess that’s why I see a few print ads saying what keywords to type in search engines instead of their actual URL.

  6. nakasali pala ang boracay sa top searches.

  7. saita says:

    i’d go for google it delivers relevant results compare to yahoo. whats funny is i’m using a yahoo mail rather than Gmail lol guess i got used to yahoomail

  8. chewy says:

    agree with mimi.

    i guess it’s a new habit of people now to type in “searches” instead of typing in the actual URL on the address bar.

    I’ve seen this several times already. on firefox, they don’t use the address bar. to go to google, they use the google search bar and type “google.” this is mostly true for the secretaries and old foggies at work.

    maybe with yahoo, they actually go to the site first and then type the actual search on the search box.

  9. Filipinos really are avid Yahooers..I don’t know why but I think Yahoo! was first introduced to us here in the country. If you observe, even e-mail addresses are generated using yahoomail and not gmail. The only time I used Google search engine was when I learned a little bit about SEO.

  10. Bakit wala s listahan si Idol Manny Pacman? Wahhhh!!!!

  11. whitelighter says:

    Hindi lang po sa Philippines kasama ang “Yahoo” sa Google top searches. In fact, halos lahat po ng bansa na nasa list eh kasama ang “Yahoo”

    http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2008/

    Happy New Year!

  12. Jep says:

    yup, tama, mas sinsearch ng users sa search engine yung site na hinaanap nila kesa ilagay yung mismong url sa address bar..

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