Happy 15th birthday, Google!
Took a deep dive into our archives and found this little nugget:
According to AskJeeves, the top searches for the week of Oct. 8, 2004 were: online dictionary, music lyrics, games, halloween costumes, jokes, baby names, quotes, Britney spears, Paris Hilton, poems.
Or from Yahoo: Eminem, Britney Spears, Usher, Mt. St. Helens, Nelly, Register to Vote, Halloween costumes, Jo Jo, Paris Hilton, Green Day, NASCAR, Christina Aguilera, Hilary Duff, NFL, Linkin Park, Slipknot, Drudge Report, Alicia Keys, John Kerry, My Boo
Or from the Lycos 50, from Oct. 2, 2004: Airline Flight Tracking, Clay Aiken, Paris, Hilton, Pamela Anderson, Halloween costumes, Britney Spears, Michelle Vieth, Halloween, NFL, poker, KaZaA, Brooke Burke, beheadings in Iraq, Christmas, Lindsay Lohan, Star Wars 3, The Olsen Twins, WWE. Dragonball, Baseball
In our February 2012 survey, we included several questions asking how respondents feel about search engines and other websites collecting information about them and using it to either shape their search results or target advertising to them. While users are more satisfied than ever with the quality of search results, clear majorities of internet and search users disapprove of sites collecting personal info and online targeted advertising.
Read more in our new report, out today: Search Engine Use 2012