Lycos today announced its results from its excellent blog report The Lycos 50, the 50 most popular Internet search results for the week ending Nov. 24, 2007.
Biggest Search Engine movers for the week ending Nov. 24, 2007:
1. Rachael Ray - 871%
2. Nelly Furtado - 220%
3. Amy Adams - 150%
4. Anna Nicole Smith -100%
5. Stephen Colbert- 100%
6. Emma Watson- 86%
7. Johnny Depp- 73%
8. Xbox- 72%
9. Thanksgiving - 55%
10. Poker- 40%
As to be expected a distinct Christmas theme is around this week with terms like Xbox (Natural Search #45) re-enters this week's Lycos 50, jumping 72% in online interest.
A report recently issued its list of Top Toys and Video Games of 2007, based on web search activity, and while the gaming consoles fail to make the Top 10 Toys list this year, both Nintendo (Natural Search #36) and Xbox score the biggest points with web users over the past week, generating 64% more search interest than PlayStation.
Meanwhile, the unstablity in Iran (Natural Search #28) continues its climb up the Lycos search logs, rising from number 35 last week.
While shy of making this week's Lycos 50 list of top search terms, celebrity chef Rachael Ray sees the biggest jump in search activity, up 871% over the past week.
The star of the popular US TV show "Rachael Ray" show, Ray is also a best-selling author, and for the past year, has locked in the sweet gig of Dunkin Donuts' spokeswoman.
Her CBS talk show won a 2007 Daytime Emmy Award, while Forbes named her the number two "Most Trusted Celebrity." The most popular Rachael Ray-related search queries this week include Rachael Ray biography; Rachael Ray party food recipe; Rachael Ray photos; and Rachel Ray Show.
The Lycos 50 Top 10 Search Terms for the Week Ending Nov. 24, 2007:
7) World Series
9) South Beach Diet
10) Britney Spears