Google Releases 2005 Year-End Google Zeitgeist

The 2005 Year-End Google Zeitgeist with popular search terms and trends was released today. In the past week, we’ve heard from most of the large web engines with their year-end lists.

Google’s year-end package offers numerous rankings in a variety of categories including:
+ World Affairs
+ Nature
+ Movies
+ Celebrities
+ Phenomena

Most categories don’t show simple Top 5 or Top 10 lists like we found on other lists. Instead, you’ll see charts
that allow you to see how certain terms did over certain periods of time and tied to specific events. For example, in the Celebrities section you’ll see how Britney, Mariah, and Shakira did over the year and tied to events in their lives. Fun!

Of course, Google does offer a few tradtional lists including: – Top Gainers of 2005
1. Myspace
2. Ares
3. Baidu
4. wikipedia
5. orkut
6. iTunes
7. Sky News
8. World of Warcraft
9. Green Day
10. Leonardo da Vinci

Google News – Top Searches in 2005
1. Janet Jackson
2. Hurricane Katrina
3. tsunami
4. xbox 360
5. Brad Pitt
6. Michael Jackson
7. American Idol
8. Britney Spears
9. Angelina Jolie
10. Harry Potter

Froogle – Top Searches in 2005
1. ipod
2. digital camera
3. mp3 player
4. ipod mini
5. psp
6. laptop
7. xbox
8. ipod shuffle
9. computer desk
10. ipod nano

Year-end Zeitgeist’s back to 2001 can be found by clicking on the desired year under the “Yearly Archives” header on the right side of this page.

My post from last Friday that discussed the Dogpile year-end list also includes direct links to the year-end rankings we posted last week from Lycos, Yahoo, AOL and A9.

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