Lycos, today announced the following information from The Lycos 50, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending Nov. 3, 2007. The climbers in SEO traffic this week are listed below with there
1. Robert Goulet 800 %
2. Bee Movie 700 %
3. American Gangster 162 %
4. Reese Witherspoon 142 %
5. Keith Richards 140 %
6. Thanksgiving 132 %
7. Facebook 100 %
8. Katie Holmes 173 %
9. Christmas 61 %
10. NCAA 55 %
Facebook (At SEO ranking number 25) makes its first-ever appearance on the Lycos 50, generating more searches this week than popular web search mainstays Dragonball (At SEO ranking number 27), RuneScape (At SEO ranking number 31) and Wikipedia (At SEO ranking number 34).
Although MySpace (At SEO ranking number 19) still ranks higher in search activity, Facebook's open source policy regarding applications, combined with other unique functionality, has allowed it to soar in popularity. The finalists for the 2007 Weblog Awards have been announced, featuring a category for celebrity bloggers.
Of the 10 finalists in the celebrity blogging category, five register high search activity this week.
The Top 5 Most-Searched Celebrity Bloggers:
1) Kanye West
2) Jenna Fischer
3) Donald Trump
4) John Mayer
5) Mark Cuban
Kanye West's blog (which is 310% more popular than Fischer's) is made up mostly of videos and pictures, while Jenna Fischer (Pam from "The Office") keeps her blog on MySpace in order to connect with fans and discuss what's happening in her real life and behind the scenes of the show.
Interestingly, Curt Schilling's Blog, 38 Pitches, was also named as a Weblog Award finalist, but barely registers a blip on the search radar, despite Schilling's recent filing for free agency and subsequent resigning with the 2007 World Series Champion Boston Red Sox.
Donald Trump's blog of business advice registers some search activity with web users, while his rival Rosie O'Donnell (whose blog is mostly written in haiku style) fails to generate much search interest this week.
John Mayer and Mark Cuban offer more personal information in their blogs; Cuban discusses "Dancing with the Stars" and Mayer casually writes about his life, music, and other things of interest to him.
"American Gangster" gains 162% in search activity after topping box offices this past weekend, taking in $43.6 million. The Denzel Washington flick beat out Jerry Seinfeld's "Bee Movie," which ironically increases much more this week, up 700% in search popularity with web users.
The death of Robert Goulet drives search interest in the singer/actor up 800%. Goulet died at the age of 73 in Los Angeles last week awaiting a lung transplant.
The Lycos 50 Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending Nov. 3, 2007:
5)Dancing with the Stars
8) World Series
10) Britney Spears