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The Top 200 MSN Searchs Updated Weekly by MSN
No surprises here, but it is an official MSN top list of keywords called
SlimKim




msg:1540867
 9:40 am on Nov 19, 2004 (gmt 0)

MSN Search Insider [imagine-msn.com...]

:) :) :)

 

Brett_Tabke




msg:1540868
 2:32 pm on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Very cool - but heads up: it is in flash and it is no cache (back button reloads page...aka: sloooooooooow)

ILLstyle




msg:1540869
 2:58 pm on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I like how they had the Bush vs Kerry dual before the election.

mykel79




msg:1540870
 4:06 pm on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

Is it just me or are the top 200 queries in random order? They should either give the information away or not. You can write down all of the results anyway if you've got enough time on your hands. Do they WANT to be annoying?

kennebec




msg:1540871
 4:28 pm on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

And the number one MSN search is .... "Google"

whoisgregg




msg:1540872
 6:20 pm on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm confused by these results...

#5 is "overture monitor five bids nz20040513c"
#34 is "overture monitor five bids ju20040513c"

How can "ebay" be #4 followed by "overture monitor five bids nz20040513c?"

<edit>tpyso, typso, typos :(</edit>

jimbeetle




msg:1540873
 7:02 pm on Nov 20, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm always amazed at these behind the scenes looks. No matter how we think people should surf the web, here we have many -- if not most -- of the top 200 hundred searches being for specific domain names.

It shows that a heck of a lot of folks don't know or don't care about the address bar. They just fire up their browser to the (preset) home page, type the stem part of the domain into the search box, and go from there.

And we wonder why we sometimes have difficulty understanding people's search habits?

steveb




msg:1540874
 5:37 pm on Nov 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

I can't find a way to list the top 200. Is there one?

MSN, the randomized showing of ten of the top 200 offers too easy a shot at MSN beta search, since some could assert that is what the results are now. Anyway, if there is no list of 200, make a darn link to click to see the list.

(Not only is Google #1, it also has about five other listings in the top 200 too: gogle, googel, etc.)

whoisgregg




msg:1540875
 7:24 pm on Nov 21, 2004 (gmt 0)

The list isn't dynamic right now so I am sure someone will take the time to copy down the list and post it to their site. It will probably be a blog...

Don't forget the occurences of "goggle" and it's various misspellings are probably entries for google, too. All told, Google takes up around ten of the top 200 entries.

So how many people type in 'google' to msn, then go to google and type in 'amazon?' then type in at amazon what they are looking to buy? :)

gethan




msg:1540876
 9:13 pm on Nov 22, 2004 (gmt 0)

Do these numbers also include address bar redirected queries on IE? I think so and it would explain the number of google queries.... and http being included in the list.

Teknorat




msg:1540877
 2:03 am on Nov 23, 2004 (gmt 0)

I had a go at getting the complete list- no luck so far but I can tell you that Microsoft should make it's products more family friendly.

XML.prototype.cacheF**ckLoad = function (daUrl)
(censored)

itonet




msg:1540878
 12:06 am on Nov 25, 2004 (gmt 0)

None of my keywords made it into the top 200. Bummer!
It gives you idea what kind of people are using the internet (or MSN Search) these days.

jrzero




msg:1540879
 6:45 pm on Nov 29, 2004 (gmt 0)

The thing i find most interesting is that a good number of the searches seem to just be looking for a specific company.

jcpenny
radio shack
google
toyota
bestbuy
ticketmaster

These seem to be people just looking for a company website, possibly just to browse, or maybe to look up a specific product but didnt search for it.

do they not know most companies are just www company com? or they can just put toyota on the address bar and hit ctrl/enter and it even does it for them.

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