The Most Popular Searches Of 2008

2008 Year-End will come! The Google “Fastest rising” Keywords! Which means we looked at the most popular searches conducted for 11 months of 2008 (we compile this list by early December) and ranked them based on how much their frequency increased compared to 2007.

Google.com – Fastest Rising (U.S.)

  1. obama
  2. facebook
  3. att
  4. iphone
  5. youtube
  6. fox news
  7. palin
  8. beijing 2008
  9. david cook
  10. surf the channel

Google News – Fastest Rising (U.S.)

  1. sarah palin
  2. american idol
  3. mccain
  4. olympics
  5. ike (hurricane)

Google Image Search – Fastest Rising (U.S.)

  1. sarah palin
  2. obama
  3. twilight
  4. miley cyrus
  5. joker

Google Book Search – Fastest Rising (U.S.)

  1. breaking dawn
  2. twilight
  3. lora leigh
  4. vampire kisses
  5. new moon

Google Translate – Fastest Rising (U.S.)

  1. you
  2. what
  3. thank you
  4. please
  5. love

In compiling the 2008 Year-End Zeitgeist, our search team studied the aggregation of billions of search queries people typed in to the Google search box.