Top Phrases that Parents Search on Google For

Parenting can be tough, and parenting with the Internet can be even tougher.

It’s not because the Internet can’t help you be a better parent, but it’s the sheer volume of information – many of it conflicting, and much of it at the touch of your fingertips – that makes it difficult.

Before, parents would rely on a single reference book, or the advice of their own friends or parents for advice on how to raise a child or whether their child is advancing properly.

But now?  It’s a whole new world.

Parenting with Google: Instant Advice on Raising Teenagers
Parenting with Google: Instant Advice on Raising Teenagers

10 Things Internet News

Top YAHOO Search Terms for 2013

In what will become an obsession for news agencies over the next 30 days, it’s time to begin reflecting upon what’s occurred over the past 11 months and use that information to fully represent what happened in the entire year.

Apparently, whatever happens in December doesn’t really count.

Miley Cyrus Twerking Foam Finger
Miley Cyrus Twerk Foam Finger


Search Engine Jeopardy

Secrets of the Jeopardy Champions
Secrets of the Jeopardy Chamions

Web Watch is going to followup yesterday’s JEOPARDY post with this one, regarding WHICH SEARCH ENGINE WOULD WIN JEOPARDY!?

First, let’s consider the average human contestant on the game show.  The average contestant only buzzes in and answers about 60% of the questions correctly.

Ken Jennings, Jeopardy! superstar, was able to buzz in with a whopping 79% success rate.

So how do today’s search engines fare?

Internet News

According to Yahoo!, the BP Oil Spill is #1

The Findability Formula
The Findability Formula: The Easy, Non-Technical Approach to Search Engine Marketing

2010 is not quite over, and Yahoo! has decided that it’s time for them to release what they are saying are the TOP TEN SEARCHES FOR 2010.   In other words, if you want to game the system to get your own search term into the top ten – you have less than a month to hack away.

In all the years that Yahoo! has been compiling this list, this is the first year that a news-related item took the #1 spot.

The full list is:


Top Internet Searches for 2002

According to the LYCOS.COM Internet search engine, the top 10 things being searched for in 2002 were:

  1. Dragonball-Z.  A japanese cartoon extremely popular with kids and college students
  2. KaZaA File-sharing
  3. Tattoos… although this could be a misspelling.  See below.
  4. Britney Spears
  5. Morpheus File-sharing
  6. NFL Fantasy football.  It’s so huge that the NFL has finally embraced the concept on their own website.
  7. The IRS
  8. Halloween
  9. Christmas
  10. Pamela Anderson

Other things that were notably popular include: