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Miley Cyrus, Duck Dynasty and Minecraft Top Dogpile’s List of Most Queried Search Terms

It’s that time of year again; today Dogpile® releases their annual list of the most popular fetches of 2013. This year has been marked by emerging social media powerhouses, must-see cable TV, a slew of high profile trials, a royal birth and dance crazes that swept the globe.

Each year Dogpile looks forward to this unique glimpse into the search trends that captivated America and the opportunity to reflect on the events and interests that mattered most. Dogpile has combed through millions of searches from www.dogpile.com users and tabulated the top search queries of 2013. Without further ado, here are the results:

Top Searches Overall: Social Networks, Bargain Shopping, Retail Giants, and Breaking News

While the top seven mirror the 2012 results, eight through ten are Top Ten rookies. Major news sites CNN and MSN beat out 2012 favorites Netflix and ‘weather’ and the wildcard of the year, home improvement giant, Lowe’s. Facebook holds on to the #1 spot for the fifth consecutive year.

1. Facebook

2. YouTube

3. eBay

4. Craigslist

5. Amazon

6. MapQuest

7. Walmart

8. CNN

9. MSN

10. Lowe’s

Top Social Networks:

Pinterest and Tumblr move into the top five, displacing flickr and LinkedIn from last year’s results. Also, edged out by social newcomers, MySpace, Tagged, MeetUp and Orkut were replaced by Omegle, 4chan, Tumblr, and Instagram. Meanwhile Facebook and YouTube held their commanding positions at the top.

1. Facebook

2. YouTube

3. Pinterest

4. Twitter

5. Tumblr

6. Omegle

7. LinkedIn

8. Flickr

9. 4chan

10. Instagram

Top Retail Sites:

1. Amazon

2. Walmart

3. Lowe’s

4. Home Depot

5. Best Buy

6. Target

7. Sears

8. Costco

9. Kohl’s

10. Cabela’s

Top Gadgets and Tech trends: Move over Apple, there’s a new tech titan.

For the past two years the Apple iPad and iPhone landed on the top of our list, but in 2013 Xbox One nimbly secured the top spot. The highly-anticipated launch of the next generation video game consoles from Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo, drove Dogpile users to learn more. Microsoft products dominated 2013, taking 3 of the top 4 spots, even ousting the iPhone from the top five. The Nook, iPod, and iPad Mini, were replaced by Playstation, Apple TV and Microsoft, while Samsung’s latest smartphone crept up the charts from ten to seven.

1. Xbox One

2. Microsoft

3. iPad

4. Windows 8

5. Kindle

6. iPhone

7. Samsung Galaxy S4

8. Playstation 4

9. Apple TV

10. Nexus 7

There’s no biz like showbiz: Top TV Shows, Movies and Celebrities

Top TV:

1. Duck Dynasty

2. NCIS

3. Game of Thrones

4. The Voice

5. Under the Dome

6. The Walking Dead

7. Dancing With the Stars

8. Doctor Who

9. American Idol

10. Downton Abbey

Top Movies:

1. Star Trek Into Darkness

2. World War Z

3. Iron Man 3

4. Man Of Steel

5. Pacific Rim

6. Fast and Furious 6

7. Olympus Has Fallen

8. Silver Linings Playbook

9. Jack Reacher

10. The Conjuring

Top Celebrities:

Female

1. Miley Cyrus

2. Kate Upton

3. Selena Gomez

4. Lady Gaga

5. Taylor Swift

6. Amanda Bynes

7. Jennifer Lawrence

8. Emma Watson

9. Kaley Cuoco

10. Paula Deen

Male

1. Dr Oz

2. Randy Travis

3. Justin Bieber

4. Jackie Chan

5. Mark Levin

6. Paul Walker

7. Bruno Mars

8. Robin Thicke

9. Lou Reed

10. James Gandolfini

Hot Topics that Captivated America:

Dance crazes, government surveillance concerns, and games kept people moving, engaged and wanting to know more.

1. MineCraft

2. Jodi Arias Trial

3. Twerking

4. Boston Bombing

5. Pope Francis

6. Edward Snowden

7. Royal Baby

8. Syrian Conflict

9. Harlem Shake

10. Government Shutdown

Report Methodology

To determine which search terms were the most popular in 2013, Dogpile team members compiled hundreds of millions of queries that Internet users submitted on Dogpile.com throughout the year, then aggregated the themes and topics that were most prevalent. No individual searcher’s personal information was made available and adult content terms were filtered out of results.

About Dogpile®

For millions of people every day, Dogpile goes beyond search as usual by providing a fun and engaging place to discover the web and all it has to offer through comprehensive search results from leading search partners. Dogpile is the flagship search engine of the InfoSpace search service, which also operates the branded search sites, MetaCrawler® and WebCrawler®. InfoSpace is a leading provider of white label search and monetization solutions, and is a business unit of Blucora™ (NASDAQ:BCOR). Learn more about InfoSpace and Blucora at www.blucora.com.

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