Even though he didn’t win in the half-pipe competition (tear), Shaun White is still an American Olympic icon! In fact, searches for [shaun white 2014 olympics] have spiked 2574% this month. He is the 3rd top-searched US Olympian this month on Yahoo, only trailing behind figure skaters Ashley Wagner & Gracie Gold.
And on to what you all really want to know – what happened to those flowing red locks? Searches for [shaun white hair cut] are up 486%, and more searches about his personal life including [shaun white girlfriend], [shaun white arrested], [how old is shaun white] and [shaun white net worth] are top of mind this past week on Yahoo.
Ready or not, in just four short days, the most lovey-dovey day of year will be here - Valentine’s Day! This Friday, Yahoo users will show their significant others how much they mean to them, that is, of course, if they can find the appropriate gift.
Surprise, surprise — it’s not the women that are hard to buy for! Spiking 274% this week on Yahoo is [valentine’s day gifts for him], which is also searched twice as much as [valentine’s day gifts for her]. It looks like you ladies need more ideas for what to buy the man in your life.
Flowers, chocolate, and teddy bears be warned — one of the hottest Valentine’s Day gift trends on Yahoo this week is [watches for men] up 202%, with top watch brands: 1. [rolex watches] 2. [invicta watches] 3. [fossil watches] 4. [citizen watches], 5. [michael kors watches].
What are you thinking of gifting your sweet Valentine this year? Cupid recommends you follow your heart!
Looks like you’re going strong with your New Year’s Resolutions! Searches for [top 10 healthiest foods] are spiking 1334% this week on Yahoo, with 52% of searches coming from women and 48% coming from men.
Which healthy foods are you enjoying the most? Based on your searches over the past month, the top healthy food is [kale] – with recipes such as [kale chips], [kale salad], [kale soup] and [kale smoothies]. Other top 10 healthy foods include [broccoli], [salmon], [brussel sprouts], [tofu], [garlic], [spinach], [tuna], [potatoes] and [sweet potato]. Also buzzing the most this month on Yahoo are [strawberries], up 1162% and the top ranked fruit amongst fruit searches.
So go on, keep your health kick going!
The late night game is changing tomorrow as Jay Leno leaves the Tonight Show. Incoming host [jimmy fallon] is already beating out [jay leno] in Yahoo searches this month, but it’s the former host [conan o’brien] who takes the lead with the most searches on Yahoo.
Ranked in order, the top searched late night hosts over the past month on Yahoo are: 1. [conan o’brien], 2. [jimmy fallon] 3. [jay leno] 4. [jimmy kimmel] 5. [jon stewart] 6. [seth meyers] 7. [stephen colbert] 8. [david letterman] 9. [arsenio hall] and 10. [andy cohen].
Also buzzing this week is Jimmy Fallon – as you’re searching [best of Jimmy Fallon], [how old is Jimmy Fallon?], and [how tall is Jimmy Fallon?]. Wondering when Jay Leno’s last show is? It’s spiking 285% this week on Yahoo, so tune in tonight to bid him farewell!
While yesterday’s Super Bowl game may not have been the most exciting, we can’t say the same for the commercials, with searches for [super bowl commercials] spiking off the charts on Yahoo last night.
Discussion erupted around the super-secret [seinfeld super bowl commercial], as searches for [jerry seinfeld] and possible rumors of another [seinfeld reunion] were among the most popular searches during the big game.
Then came the heart-melting [budweiser super bowl] commercial showing the adopted puppy who keeps coming back home to the Clydesdale horse it loves. Cute may have won this year…or maybe you’re among the many snack-happy Yahoo users who searched for the fan-made [doritos super bowl 2014] “Finger Cleaner” ad. Which ad was your favorite?
By Anand Chandrasekaran, Senior Director, Product Management
We’ve updated Yahoo Search to make it easier to get the essential facts for any business in the U.S. right on the search results page.
When it comes to searching for local content, we know you want to take action. If you’re checking out a restaurant, you want to peruse the menu, see if it’s open, and maybe make a reservation. If you’re looking for a new dentist, you want to know whether the office near you is accepting new patients, and if they take your insurance.
Whether you’re searching for the nearest open restaurant or your local coffee shop, you’ll see a snapshot of the business alongside our refreshed Yahoo Maps experience - information like a company overview, photos, hours of operation, parking availability and more. With a noticeably larger map that stays put on the sidebar, it’s easier to find the location closest to you.
Whatever you’re looking for in your neighborhood, this is another step towards a faster, more beautiful search experience from Yahoo.
So you’ve seen the term while you’re browsing through new recipes, but what exactly is ghee? You’re not the only one that wants to know, as searches for [what is ghee] have been spiking off the charts on Yahoo over the past month.
Ghee, butter that has been melted slowly so milk solids separate from the fat (otherwise known as “clarified butter”), has you curious this week as your top searches include [ghee recipes], [how to make ghee], [ghee health benefits], [what is ghee made of] and [where to buy ghee].
As the Seattle Seahawks prepare to take on the Denver Broncos, it’s imperative that we fans at home score big with accompanying all-star snacks! Yahoo users are looking to pump up their party with winning Super Bowl snacks (especially the dips!) as searches for [7 layer dip] have spiked 267%, [taco dip] have spiked 255%, and [buffalo chicken dip recipe] have spiked 126% this month.
Other top searched dips over the last week include [spinach dip], [artichoke dip], [velveeta cheese dip], [crab dip] and [jalapeno popper dip]. YUM!
How are you tackling what to serve at your party this year?
Music’s biggest night of the year, the 56th Annual Grammy Awards, is approaching and we can’t wait as searches for [grammys 2014] spike 895% this month. If you’re in LA, Chicago and New York you’re amongst the top cities searching for the Grammys!
As we look back over the past year of music, who were your top searched artists? If the “Best Album of the Year” winner was based on your Yahoo searches, pop-princess [taylor swift] would clearly take the crown as your searches for her are at least 6x more than 2. [macklemore], 3. [sara bareilles], 4. [kendrick lamar] and 5. [daft punk].
But which top song of the year is getting buzzed about this month? [katy perry roar] is your top searched over the last month, while [macklemore same love] spikes more than any other nominated “Song of the Year” over the past 30 days on Yahoo.
Is it Sunday yet?!