Facebook Tops 2013 Google Searches

Google has revealed that Facebook is the most searched for term on Google UK this year.

Top trending searches

googlePeople are using Google as a shortcut and a bookmark tool instead of a search engine, with Facebook, YouTube and Google itself being the three most searched for terms.

In fact, other most searched terms are well-known shopping website names such as eBay, Amazon, and Argos. All 10 were an exact repeat of last year.

Apart from sharing and spending, news proved popular with BBC News and the Daily Mail featuring high on the list.

Facebook: A go to source

Google examined what questions online users typed into its search engine and from this compiled a top “what is” list.

Facebook was the most asked “what is” question, with a number of UK users wanting to know what the social media website was.

Other “what is” questions include cancer, energy, and blood pressure.

When asked to explain Facebook’s position at the top of the most searched and “what is” lists, Davies Murphy Group analyst Chris Green  said, “Facebook has now firmly established itself as a hub on the internet, making it a destination for surfers to do multiple tasks.”