With her hotly anticipated new album ‘Prism’ out tomorrow, Katy Perry has shot to the top of Yahoo searches this week! Searches for [katy perry prism] are spiking 283%, and you’re showing tons of excitement around her newest single, as searches for [dark horse katy perry] are up 2424% in the past month.
What are some of your favorite Katy songs? Ranked from most to least searched, the top songs you’re searching for are [katy perry roar], [katy perry teenage dream], [katy perry awake] and [katy perry firework].
(KatyCats, listen up: Yahoo Screen will be LIVE streaming the iHeartRadio Album Release Party with Katy Perry tomorrow 10/22 at 6pm PT / 9pm ET from the new iHeartRadio Theater in LA. Catch it here).
The festival of lights, the gorging of a turkey – it’s all-in-one this year! Hanukkah and Thanksgiving fall on the same day, and you’re so excited that you even gave it a name - [Thanksgivukkah], which is spiking off the charts on Yahoo this week.
And it looks like everyone is loving this newly deemed holiday! Ladies, you make up 53% of the searches for Thanksgivukkah, while men make up the other 47%. Top searching cities celebrating Thanksgivukkah this year include Hartford, West Palm Beach, Columbia, Miami and New York. Gobble tov!
Let’s face it, memes are quite possibly the Internet’s best creation. And it looks like you can’t get enough of them as you’re searching for memes that mirror today’s pop culture headlines!
In fact, the top searched meme-worthy athletes include [tony romo memes], [eli manning memes] and [peyton manning memes] while, in the TV world, [breaking bad memes], [walking dead memes] and [pokememes] are still favorites. You also want more [Friday memes] to describe how you feel at the end of the week, and of course [government shutdown memes] for funny political commentary.
But what is the king of all memes? You guessed it — cats! [Cat memes] still dominate your searches for memes!
Red, orange and yellow are lighting up the country as fall foliage season is in full swing. In fact, searches for [fall foliage 2013] are up 36% this week. And it sounds like you’re interested in knowing where to see the best leaves as searches for [fall foliage map] are buzzing too.
So who is searching the most for [fall leaves]? Ladies, you make up 73% of searches for [fall leaves]. For those of you in Texas, Illinois, Ohio, California, New Jersey and New York, you’re the top searching states! One additional sign of fall…searches on Yahoo for [leaf blowers] are spiking 227% this week.
‘How to’ searches on Yahoo are always a good reflection of life’s pressing questions. This week, the top questions you’re searching for might surprise you! Questions that are buzzing this week include: [how to kill stink bugs] (up 658%), and the ever popular [how to kill fruit flies].
You’re also searching for ‘how to’ questions related to fashion, including [how to make a loom bracelet], [how to make a tutu] and [how to tie a scarf]. And with Obamacare a hot topic in the news right now, searches for [how to sign up for obamacare] are up 595%.
Whether you like it or not, overalls are making a comeback! In fact, searches for [overalls] are spiking off the charts this week on Yahoo, and I bet you’re searching for different styles to rock this fall. The top styles searched over the last month include [denim overalls], [bib overalls for men] and [insulated overalls]. And the top brands associated with overalls include [carhatt overalls], [dickies overalls], [roundhouse overalls], [big smith overalls] and [liberty overalls]. Will you be rocking the overall trend this season?
By Kenny Jou, Senior Product Manager, Search
Every day, we’re seeing people do more and more Yahoo searches on their smartphones and tablets. That’s why today we’re rolling out a new search experience for iOS mobile web in the U.S.
This new design reflects the PC search update that we made earlier this year, and it’s all about putting the focus on you and your results.
Key updates include:
- Updated, cleaner design: New look and feel consistent with other Yahoo properties; tabs have been replaced with a navigation bar which disappears when you start scrolling
- Optimal reading space: Maximized results so that they’re easier to read on smaller screens
- Tap away: We optimized the page so that links are easy to tap
- Easier to navigate: Our navigation bar makes it easier to get where you want to go
- New shopping experience: Now with larger product images, and new sorting, filtering, and viewing options that make shopping on the go easier
- Image Search: New justified layout shows images in their original format and full aspect ratio
- Local Search: Sort by best match, distance, ratings, or also apply filters like category, price, or ambience
Please check it out and let us know what you think.
It’s Friday and that means it is time for a cocktail! You guys seem ready to make some new seasonal cocktails as searches for [cocktail recipes] are spiking 174% this month on Yahoo. Some fun fall cocktail combos (say that three times fast!) that you guys are searching for are [manhattan cocktail], [agave cocktail], [resurrection cocktail] and [brandy alexandra cocktail]. The latest trend, [fireball whiskey], a cinnamon flavored whiskey, which has spiked 102% in the last month. What do you think? Would you like a fireball?!