Bing: Most Searched Terms of 2011
Article by George Norman
On 02 Dec 2011
With 2011 quickly drawing to an end, the team behind Microsoft’s Bing search engine made public a list of the most popular searches on Bing in 2011. The list includes the most searched people, the most searched news stories, the most searched sports stars, musicians, consumer electronics, TV Shows, movies, celebrity events, destinations, and a list of the most interesting other searches.

“What we've found with the most-searched list is that it provides really interesting perspectives on the significant moments of the year,” commented Director of Audience PR with Bing, Lisa Gurry. “It’s also an indicator of what's rising and falling from a pop culture perspective,” Gurry added.


Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the top 2011 searches on Bing!

Top 2011 Bing Searches – People
  • Justin Bieber
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Lindsay Lohan
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Britney Spears
  • Katy Perry
  • Megan Fox
  • Lady Gaga
  • Miley Cyrus

Top 2011 Bing Searches – News Stories
  • Casey Anthony Trial
  • Osama Bin Laden Death
  • Hurricane Irene
  • Japan Earthquake/Tsunami
  • Amy Winehouse Death
  • Joplin Tornado
  • Michael Jackson trial/Conrad Murray
  • 9/11 10 Year Anniversary
  • Republican Candidates - Herman Cain, Rick Perry
  • Haiti anniversary

Top 2011 Bing Searches – Sports Stars
  • Maria Sharapova
  • Tiger Woods
  • Serena Williams
  • Brett Favre
  • Caroline Wozniacki
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Lebron James
  • Lamar Odom
  • Hope Solo
  • Carmelo Anthony

Top 2011 Bing Searches – Musicians
  • Justin Bieber
  • Katy Perry
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Britney Spears
  • Lady Gaga
  • Selena Gomez
  • Nicki Minaj
  • Rihanna
  • Beyonce
  • Taylor Swift

Top 2011 Bing Searches – Consumer Electronics
  • Xbox
  • Kindle
  • Playstation
  • iPhone 5
  • iPad
  • Wii
  • iPad 2
  • Nook
  • Windows Phone 7
  • Macbook Pro

Top 2011 Bing Searches – TV Shows
  • American Idol
  • Dancing with the Stars
  • Glee
  • Jersey Shore
  • Family Guy
  • Chelsea Handler
  • The Young and the Restless
  • True Blood
  • Audrina
  • Big Brother

Top 2011 Bing Searches – Movies
  • Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol
  • Twilight: Breaking Dawn
  • The Hangover 2
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
  • Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows: Part 2
  • The Help
  • The Smurfs
  • X Men: First Class
  • Just Go With It
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Top 2011 Bing Searches – Celebrity Events
  • Royal Wedding
  • Final Harry Potter
  • Kim Kardashian Wedding
  • Beyonce’s Baby Bump
  • Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson Dating
  • Demi Moore/Ashton Kutcher Scandal
  • Kate Hudson Baby Bump
  • Lady Gaga Coming Out in the Egg
  • Lindsey Lohan Arrested
  • Russell Armstrong Suicide

Top 2011 Bing Searches – Destinations
  • Most searched destination in the US – Vegas
  • Most searched destination in Asia - Singapore
  • Most searched destination in Africa – Alexandria
  • Most searched destination in Australia and New Zealand – Sydney
  • Most searched destination in the Caribbean – Cancun
  • Most searched destination in Europe – Paris
  • Most searched destination in the Middle East – Dubai
  • Most searched destination in South America – Lima

Top 2011 Bing Searches – Other Searches
  • Most searched viral video – Rebecca Black “Friday”.
  • Most searched celebrity couple – Will Smith/Jada Pinkett Smith and Selene Gomez/Justin Bieber.
  • Most searched economic terms – bankruptcy and selling a home.
  • Most searched charities – YMCA, American Red Cross, Lance Armstrong Foundation, SPCA and Habitat for Humanity.
  • Most searched celebrity children – Suri Cruise.
  • Most searched diet plan - Weight Watchers, Calorie Counting, Atkins, HCG and the Cholesterol Diet.

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