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What South Africans searched for on Google – 2012 list

Date posted: December 12, 2012

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Most searched: Search queries with the largest volume of searches.

Most searched: Local Brands

  1. Gumtree
  2. News24
  3. FNB
  4. ABSA
  5. Standard Bank
  6. Beeld
  7. Nedbank
  8. Unisa
  9. Sowetan
  10. Mxit

Most searched: Images

  1. Lady Gaga
  2. Funny Pictures
  3. Nicki Minaj
  4. Wedding Dresses
  5. Happy Birthday
  6. One Direction
  7. Justin Bieber
  8. Riaan Cruywagen
  9. Love
  10. Selena Gomez

Most searched: News Sites

  1. News24
  2. Beeld
  3. Sowetan
  4. IOL
  5. Die Burger
  6. Daily Mail
  7. Soccer Laduma
  8. Volksblad
  9. Mail and Guardian
  10. City Press

Most searched: Local Brands [Minus Banks]

  1. Gumtree
  2. News24
  3. Unisa
  4. Mxit
  5. Supersport
  6. Junkmail
  7. Autotrader
  8. Computicket
  9. Vodacom
  10. Ster Kinekor

Trending: Search queries with the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011.

Trending: Searches

  1. OLX
  2. Whitney Houston
  3. Hurricane Sandy
  4. Gangnam Style
  5. Olympics
  6. Velvet Sky
  7. Caster Semenya
  8. Diablo 3
  9. Khanyi Mbau
  10. iPad 3

Trending: People

  1. Whitney Houston
  2. Caster Semenya
  3. Khanyi Mbau
  4. Chad le Clos
  5. Usain Bolt
  6. Lance Armstrong
  7. Felix Baumgartner
  8. Brown Dash
  9. April Jones
  10. Michael Clarke Duncan

Trending: Events

  1. Hurricane sandy
  2. Euro 2012
  3. Olympics 2012
  4. Velvet Sky
  5. Whitney Houston funeral
  6. Mothers Day 2012
  7. Paralympics 2012
  8. American Idol 2012
  9. Wimbledon 2012
  10. Linkin Park

Trending: Athletes

  1. Caster Semenya
  2. Chad le Clos
  3. Usain Bolt
  4. Lance Armstrong
  5. Felix Baumgartner
  6. Corrie Sanders
  7. Thomas Madigage
  8. Robin van Persie
  9. Michael Phelps
  10. John Cena

Trending: Sports Events

  1. Olympics 2012
  2. Euro 2012
  3. Paralymics 2012
  4. Wimbledon 2012
  5. Cricket live scores
  6. FIFA 13
  7. Dakar 2012
  8. Durban July 2012
  9. Super Rugby 2012
  10. UEFA euro 2012

Trending: What is…

  1. What is love
  2. What is poverty
  3. What is illuminati
  4. What is cancer
  5. What is HIV
  6. What is technology
  7. What is pollution
  8. What is tourism
  9. What is stress
  10. What is heritage

Trending: What is…? [Technology Focus]

  1. What is ICT
  2. What is android
  3. What is internet
  4. What is facebook
  5. What is instagram
  6. What is GIS
  7. What is wifi
  8. What is url
  9. What is spam
  10. What is 3g

Trending: What is…? [Health Focus]

  1. What is cancer
  2. What is HIV
  3. What is stress
  4. What is AIDS
  5. What is TB
  6. What is diabetes
  7. What is obesity
  8. What is lupus
  9. What is cholera
  10. What is ovulation

Trending: How to…

  1. How to kiss
  2. How to draw
  3. How to love
  4. How to study
  5. How to meditate
  6. How to hack
  7. How to pray
  8. How to crochet
  9. How to knit
  10. How to flirt

Trending: TV Series

  1. American Idol 2012
  2. Terra Nova
  3. Revenge
  4. Alcatraz
  5. X factor
  6. Revenge Season 2
  7. Homeland
  8. Celebrity Apprentice
  9. Survivor Samoa
  10. Masterchef South Sfrica

Trending: Vehicles

  1. Toyota 86
  2. Toyota Etios
  3. Kia Rio
  4. Kia Optima
  5. Nissan Juke
  6. Golf 7 GTI
  7. Hyundai
  8. Mercedes Benz
  9. New Audi a3
  10. Ford Kuga

Trending: Gadgets & Phones

  1. iPad 3
  2. Samsung Galaxy s3
  3. Samsung Galaxy s2
  4. iPad Mini
  5. Nokia n9
  6. iPhone 4s
  7. Nokia Lumia
  8. Blackberry 9360
  9. Blackberry 9320
  10. iPad 4

Trending: Local Brands

  1. OLX
  2. FNB online
  3. ABSA Internet
  4. Standard Bank internet
  5. Gumtree JHB
  6. Zando
  7. CIPC
  8. News24
  9. Groupon
  10. Remax

Source: Google Zeitgeist

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