Prince George tops Yahoo! 2013 search requests

WILLIAM and Kate’s royal baby, the Apple iPad and cult TV series Breaking Bad are among the most searched-for trends, stories and items on Yahoo! this year, according to the search engine.
Prince George topped Yahoo's search list. Picture: PAPrince George topped Yahoo's search list. Picture: PA
Prince George topped Yahoo's search list. Picture: PA

Yahoo UK’s annual look at the top trends and stories, gleaned from billions of searches, found twerking, the Candy Crush Saga game and the false widow spider also had internet users seeking more information.

Heading the Yahoo Year in Review “top 10 of everything” list is Prince George, followed by the iPhone, Arsenal FC and Kindle.

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Liverpool FC, house prices, football transfers, boyband One Direction, the iPad and Manchester United also made the list.

The royal baby also topped the list of the most searched for “obsessions” of 2013, followed by pop singer Miley Cyrus, BBC presenter Susanna Reid, tennis star Andy Murray and Game Of Thrones.

They were followed by mobile game Candy Crush, television saga Breaking Bad, footballer Gareth Bale, the false widow spider and twerking.

The most searched-for news stories were the royal baby, house prices and Nelson Mandela.

One Direction topped the list of the most searched-for celebrities, followed by Miley Cyrus and Kim Kardashian.

The most asked questions on Yahoo Search were “When do the clocks change?”, “What is my IP address?” and “How do I change my password?”

Yahoo News senior editor Nick Petche said: “Yahoo Year in Review is a fascinating insight into our daily search habits and the social trends of 2013.

“This year we were transfixed by the birth of Prince George and continued with our abiding love of gadgets and football.

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“Also, for the first time Yahoo looked at the UK’s ‘obsessions’ which showed how twerking, Candy Crush and even the false widow spider demanded our attention.”