Microsoft’s search engine Bing has announced results for top global searches of 2013 on it. These results include the most-searched people, music, movies, technology, fashion, sports and travel destinations from 12 countries around the world, including India. Of course, these are based on Bing’s meager market share in India, a market where Google has more than 90% share.
Indian Search Trends
Inspite of Sachin Tendulkar being in the spotlight a lot this year, he only made it to the fourth spot behind Salman ‘Dabangg’ Khan, Shahrukh Khan and Katrina Kaif in this years results.
Among movies, Salman Khan’s films did not feature in the top ten most searched films. Race 2 came in the top spot followed by Shahrukh Khan starrer Chennai Express. Surprisingly Poonam pandey starrer, Nasha made it to the Top 10.
Lungi Dance from Chennai Express was the most searched song in India, followed by Party on My Mind from Race 2 and Challa from Jab Tak Hai Jaan.
Among sportspersons, cricketers ruled the list with Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar taking the top spot, followed by Virat Kohli.
A surprising entry in the list was Milkha Singh, the Flying Sikh, owing to the curiosity around him following the success of his recently released biopic. Shuttlers Jwala Gutta and Saina Nehwal also made it to the Top 10 list.
Women seem to have ruled the searches in 8 of the 12 participating countries, with R&B artist Beyoncé leading in the U.S., while Miley Cyrus’s highly publicized twerking lead in Australia and Canada.
Former flames Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez were the most-searched people in the U.K. and Germany, respectively.
Actress and actors Bruna Marquezine, Wen Zhang and Salman Khan were the most-searched people in Brazil, China and India respectively, while singers Rihanna and David Bisbal ranked at the top for France and Spain, and TV personalities Danmitsu and Belen Rodriguez were favorites in Japan and Italy.
These results might not show much about search trends in India as Bing only has small share in the Indian search engine scenario, which is led by Internet giant Google (About 90%).
You can access more of Bing search trends here.