Yahoo Search and the 2014 FIFA World Cup

With at-a-glance results specially designed for this year’s tournament and powered by real-time data from the Yahoo Sports app, you’ll find all the football information you need right on the search results page. Visit Yahoo Search for the latest scores, live standings, and schedules for the games. We also have pictures and information for the teams, managers and players, with stadium imagery in the background to get you in the spirit.

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GOOOAAAALLLLLLL!

The 2014 FIFA World Cup is FINALLY here and it’s no surprise that searches for [world cup teams] are spiking 552% this week on Yahoo. 

Here are the top 10 searched teams on Yahoo (ranked in order):

  1. [brazil soccer team]

  2. [usa soccer team]

  3. [portugal soccer team]
  4. [mexico soccer team]

  5. [cameroon soccer team]

  6. [argentina soccer team]

  7. [croatia soccer team]

  8. [spain world cup team 2014]

  9. [germany soccer team]

  10. [ghana soccer team]

If you haven’t already, head over to Yahoo Labs for predictions on who will win all the World Cup games (and predicted scores!) based on Tumblr popularity. They’ve already predicted the first game score correct!

After you’ve done your fair share of research, get going on those brackets! With searches for [world cup predictions] spiking 424% and [fantasy world cup] spiking 650%, you don’t want to miss out on the fun.

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Sippin’ on Summer

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Summertime and the living’s easy! Just like Sublime, you too are hitting the pool, lounging at the beach, and hanging with friends in the sunny outdoors as searches for [fresh summer drinks] spike off the charts on Yahoo this month.

What’s your summer drink of choice? A little over just a week into June, searches for [mai tai] are spiking 243%, while searches for [strawberry daiquiri] are up 247% and [mojito] are up 171%.

What better way to hydrate (and cool off!) than by sipping on an iced, shaken or blended cocktail! Interested in checking out what some of the top searched summer cocktails on Yahoo are? We’ve rounded up some of the most popular searches over the past 30 days.

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Let the Binge Watching Commence!

You can tell your boyfriend he’s on his own, you’ve got a date with your TV tonight! And pretty much every night this summer. With the return of some of our favorite TV shows this weekend, Yahoo users are searching for the following top-ranked shows in anticipation for exciting new seasons:

1. Orange is the New Black
2. Pretty Little Liars
3. Keeping up with the Kardashians
4. Suits

With Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” as the top-searched summer TV premiere (and spiking 203% this week), Yahoo users want to know more about the character [crazy eyes orange is the new black] and for those just tuning in, [what does orange is the new black mean] as both search terms spike off the charts this month on Yahoo.

Before we start binge watching, we’ll leave you with a quote from Crazy Eyes that sums up how we feel about OISTNB: “Before I met you the sun was like a yellow grape. But now, it looks like fire in the sky. Why? Because you light a fire inside me.”

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Hold on to Your Horses!

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Tomorrow is the highly anticipated Belmont Stakes — it’s no wonder [2014 belmont contenders] is spiking 881% this week on Yahoo! Conversation about the thoroughbred horse races and the [belmont stakes 2014 odds] are buzzing a whopping 857%.

Who’s your money on? Searches for [victor espinoza jockey] and his [california chrome belmont] race partner are off the charts this week. Fans are also searching [california chrome horse pedigree] to get an idea of the favorite’s lineage. Bets are on California Chrome taking the the first ever Triple Crown in over three decades at Belmont!

You’re also doing your due diligence as a fan by checking out the [last triple crown winner] and the [secretariat belmont video] as you search for the past triple crown horse’s winning race.

Are you on the list of cities that are searching for [Belmont Stakes 2014] the most?

  1. Reno, NV

  2. Louisville, KY

  3. Sacramento, CA

  4. Denver, CO

  5. Casper-Riverton, WY

  6. Chico-Redding, CA

  7. Lafayette, IN

  8. Pittsburgh, PA

  9. Fresno, CA

  10. Harrisburg, PA

Get your bets in!

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Hello, Anti-Aging Products! Bye Bye, Wrinkles!

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Can’t wait to hit the beaches this summer and soak up the sun? We can tell! We can also see you could do without the sun spots and aging that come along with the fun, since searches for [anti aging products] are spiking off the charts this month.  

Since you haven’t found the Fountain of Youth just yet, you’re relying on the next best thing: creams, serums and elixirs that let you wave bye-bye to fine lines, uneven textures, and sagginess. For anti-wrinkle creams, the top Yahoo searched brands over the past month include:

1. Yves Saint Laurent Forever Youth Liberator Crème

2. Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery

3. Bareminerals Multi-Wrinkle Repair

4. Omorovicza Instant Plumping Cream

5. Elethea Youth Capture Serum

6. Chanel Ultra Connection Lift

7. Olay Regenerist Luminous Tone Perfecting Cream

8. Biothern Skin Best Serum-In-Cream

9. Lise Watier Age Prevention Supreme

10. Yves Rocher Elixir

Ladies and gents, keep your skin young and smooth this summer!

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More Watermelon, Please!

Watermelon, everyone’s favorite juicy summer fruit, is back in season! Searches for [watermelon cake] -  traditionally made with watermelon, coconut whipped cream, toasted almonds and fresh fruit - seems to be the favorite dessert as searches for it are spiking 506% this week on Yahoo.

But watermelon searches don’t stop there! You’re also searching for refreshing [watermelon salad with feta cheese] for a light appetizer, and [watermelon margarita recipe] for a tasty and festive summer cocktail. Searches for both are spiking off the charts this week.

Considering it’s bathing suit season, it’s no surprise you’re asking [how many calories in watermelon], [how to cut watermelon], [watermelon nutrition facts] and [is watermelon a fruit or vegetable]. Did you know watermelon happens to be high in disease-fighting lycopene, too? So go ahead - eat up!

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Presents for Pops

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Attention sons and daughters — dad’s day is just around the corner! If you haven’t already (but of course you have), mark your calendars as Father’s Day is June 15th.

Scratching your head on which gift to get dad this year? Look no further! Here is a list of 10 of the most-searched for Father’s Day gifts on Yahoo for 2014:

  1. Small Batch Bourbon

  2. Beats Headphones

  3. Golf Accessories

  4. GoPro Video Camera

  5. Concert Tickets

  6. Power Tools

  7. Ties

  8. Star Wars Bottle Openers

  9. Merkur Safety Razor

  10. 6 Pack Bike Bag

Happy shopping! And to all you dads out there, happy (almost) Father’s Day!

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Shield the Sun with SPF

We get it — using sunscreen isn’t all that fun, but neither is a bad burn or a hard-to-hide tan line! But it seems that all you sunbathers and beach-goers out there are playing it safe in the sun this summer. In fact, you’re looking for some quirky and creative ways to protect yourself from harmful UV rays as searches for [dog sunscreen], [sunscreen for hair] and [drinkable sunscreen] are spiking off the charts this month on Yahoo.

Do you have a question about sun protection? You’re not alone. Yahoo users are also searching for [does sunscreen expire], [will sunscreen irritate a sunburn], [does sunscreen harm coral reefs], and [can you use coconut oil as sunscreen].

Ladies, unless you are wearing turtle necks and pants by the pool, you should know that 73% of searches for [sunscreen] this month on Yahoo come from men. Top-searching states include KY, MO, MA, IN, and PA. Play safe in the sun!

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Grill Time

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Memorial Day is the official start to BBQ season (at least in our books!). What do you plan to grill this weekend?

This month you’re searching for more than just meat with [grilled vegetable recipes] up 480%, [grilled corn] up 517% and [grilled pineapple recipe] spiking off the charts on Yahoo. Have you ever tried grilling peaches? They’re delicious, too!

Searches for [grilled shrimp] are also spiking 316%, while [grilled salmon] is up 49%, [grilled chicken] is up 562% and [grilled lobster tail] is trending high.

Top-searched grills on Yahoo this month are:

  1. Weber Charcoal Grills

  2. Fire Magic Meat Smoker

  3. Capt’n Cook Gas Grills

  4. Char-Broil Grills

  5. Lynx Gas Grills

  6. Louisiana Grills Smokers

  7. Weber Smoker

  8. Grill Dome Charcoal Grill

  9. Meco Charcoal Grills

  10. Napolean Charcoal Grills


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