Google Shows off UK Trends

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Google may have been beaten to the punch when it came to search results in the US when Microsoft’s Bing blog posted the top ten searches in the US in 2009. Now though, Google is showing off the UK’s top ten searches this year and they’re a lot less interesting…

Where the Bing trend for the year in the US showed a kind of cultural obsession with dead celebrities, the results that Google has revealed for the UK are as telling, though perhaps a little less current-affairs related. Google’s top ten searches in the UK are as follows:

1. Facebook
2. BBC
3. YouTube
4. Hotmail
5. Games
6. Ebay
7. News
8. Google
9. Yahoo
10. Bebo

Certainly we’re curious about the fact that the number eight most searched term from Google in the UK is Google itself. It raises an awful lot of questions about the average Google user. The other big thing is that the number of social networking sites in there is quite surprising.

We’re sure the folks at Bebo are going to be fairly pleased to remain in the top ten this year, but it seems fairly likely that the service might not enjoy another year in that position, given the gradual decline in usership.

If you’re at all curious, you can check out Google’s trends in more detail over at TechRadar, where there’s a lot more detail on popular searches from Google in the UK over the last year.

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