Monday, 26 December 2011

Important Top 10s of 2011 That You Don't Want To Miss!

2011 is coming to an end in less than a week's time, it is time for us to reflect what has happened in the past 12 months so that we can roughly gauge what to look out for in the next one year or so. Today, I am going to share some of the important Top 10s in the online space (relevant to internet marketing) that we, internet marketers, need to be aware of so as to better prepare ourselves for 2012 and beyond.

I am sure this information will come in handy for your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and/or SEM (Search Engine Marketing) venture. As the saying goes, "information is King", the king is here for your taking! ;-)

Here are the lists:

A. Top 10 overall searches in 2011*:
1. Facebook
2. YouTube
3. NFL
4. American Idol
5. iPad
6. iPhone
7. Kim Kardashian
8. Justin Bieber
9. Casey Anthony trial
10. Powerball

B. Top 10 Social Networking Sites*:
1. Facebook
2. YouTube
3. Flickr
4. Twitter
5. LinkedIn
6. MySpace
7. Tagged
8. Google+
10. Orkut

C. Top 10 Tech Gadgets*:
1. iPad
2. iPhone
3. Xbox
4. Kindle
5. iPod Touch
6. Nook
7. Blackberry
8. Touchpad
9. PlayStation
10. Android

D. Top 10 apps download in 2011 (source:
1. Angry Birds
2. Facebook
3. Skype
4. Angry Birds Rio
5. Google Maps
6. iBooks
7. Angry Birds Seasons
8. Fruit Ninja
9. Talking Tom
10. Twitter

E. Top 10 most influential retailers of the Holiday Season online (based on the reatilers' online influence on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn and Foursquare. Source: Klout):
1. Amazon
2. Victoria's Secret
3. JCPenney
4. Sports Authority
5. Walgreens
6. HSN
7. ThinkGeek
8. Best Buy
9. Target
10. Macy's 

F. Top 10 Brand Pages on Google+ (source:
1. Android (250K+ followers)
2. Google+ (171K+ followers)
3. Google (150K+ followers)
4. Google Chrome (136K+ followers)
5. Mashable (131K+ followers)
6. Gmail (114K+ followers)
7. ColdPlay (102K+ followers)
8. H&M (91K+ followers)
9. New York Times (91K+ followers)
10. Marvel (87K+ followers)

*Combining results from Google, Yahoo, Bing and others. Source: Dogpile

From the above outcomes, it is very clear that social media (especially Facebook) will here to stay and it will be here for a very long time. Also, mobile/apps marketing (on smartphones and tablets) is enjoying a good year in 2011, I personally view that the momentum will continue in 2012 and beyond.


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