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Most Popular Subjects searched through yahoo?



5:01 pm on Jan 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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Does anyone know of several topics or subjects that have been very popular search queries on yahoo? Also, does anyone know of any popular subjects that have been sought after but not been covered extensively on Yahoo's index?
8:03 pm on Jan 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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If you have not been welcomed to the forums, Jig, then Welcome.

As for the Yahoo question, I am sure many people would like to get a hold of that information, and to be honest, I don't know of a way to find that out.

Hopefully somoene else around here can give you a heads up of at least where to look to find the answer.


8:36 pm on Jan 23, 2001 (gmt 0)

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This could be a possible way to get an idea.

Notice I said "possible". :)

Since I highly doubt that there is any info that is accurate to be found, except it if came from Yahoo. Firm data would be sought after and paid for by most, I am sure.

Looking at the top 500 or 1000 search terms that are usually up there month after month can give you a feel as to which categories are called upon the most at Yahoo.

You know that Yahoo has more searches done daily than any other. You also can figure out "groups" or "categories" that the top search terms may be in.

mp3, music, games, toys, "...", etc, are all highly searched on.

You can search for the top phrases in Yahoo and see which categories come up first, 2nd, etc.

I know that SEO search terms are not that popular with Yahoo searchers,...or not as popular as lots of other terms.

This way is very primitive, I know, but without actually knowing the data, finding the absolute most popular categories is almost impossible.

5:00 am on Jan 27, 2001 (gmt 0)


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If you have any connections to people buying banner space on YAHOO! stats on searches would probably be made available to those buyers.
5:35 am on Jan 27, 2001 (gmt 0)

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We just finished a banner campaign on Yahoo, and we had to ask for the stats on particular words. They did not supply us with a comprehensive list.