Apparently, the main topic of interest for web surfers in the US is Facebook, as recent studies reveal. Experian Hitwise analyzed the top 1000 search terms and Facebook related searches landed on four positions in the top ten and Facebook was the most searched query by the US web surfers.
Facebook managed to rank on the first place in searches terms for the third time in a row, and this year accounted for 3.1% of all searches, increasing by 46% compared to the previous year. The rest of Facebook variations that scored high in the top ten terms searched, accounted for 4.42% of overall searches.
Other top searches by the US netizens were “youtube” (the second most searched for term, up from last year by one place), “craiglist”, “yahoo” (with two variations), “ebay” and “mapquest”. MySpace lost its position among ten the most searched for terms.
On the most visited websites list, top of the list again is www.facebook.com, (accounting for 10.29% of all US visits, with a 15% increase since 2010) followed by www.google.com (7.7%), the same as last year. On the third place is now www.youtube.com getting ahead to mail.yahoo.com and www.yahoo.com.