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I’m always curious to see what terms are popular in search. I check my own blog analytics to see what keywords people are using to get to my site at least once a week. It’s neat and sometimes shocking to see how they find me on the web. I was also intrigued to see what people in Canada are searching for as a Canadian blogger and just an all-round curious gal that I am. Bing has released the Top 50 Canadiana Search Terms just in time for Canada Day. Some of the terms were no surprise to me while others were just….well, interesting to say the least!
The list includes notable (and notorious) Canadians as well as events, retailers, organizations, and more. It was no surprise to me that Rob Ford outranked Justin Bieber with his recent media attention. Even my friends in the USA were talking about him!
You’ll also see quite a few sports teams with 30% of the top 50 search terms. Toronto Maple Leafs are #9 and my oldest daughter was pleased to hear this. She is a Leafs fan. Ottawa Senators is #26 and is the team my immediate family cheers for. You’ll also find a couple searches related to the Olympics.
Canadians love to travel and Air Canada comes in at second on the list. Via Rail is #11 and I see a few tourist destinations like CN Tower, Canada’s Wonderland and Ripley’s Aquarium Toronto on there.
MLS and OLG are #3 and #4 respectively. It would be a dream come true to win the lottery!
The #1 spot goes to Canadian Tire. Canadians are getting ready for summer by shopping for BBQ, lawn and garden accessories and more. I’ve visited the Canadian Tire site many times to see if they carry a certain product and then I’ll go to the store and pick it up. We bought our lawn tractor there about two years ago.
This infographic lists Bing’s Top 50 Canadiana Search Terms. Was there any search terms on the list that surprised you?
Bing’s Top 50 Canadiana Search Terms (CNW Group/Bing)
One Canadian reader is going to win this Bing Canadiana prize pack (ARV $100) that includes:
- $25 Canadian Tire gift card (#1 on the list)
- Leather luggage tag (thanks to Air Canada’s #2 spot)
- $10 in scratch tickets from OLG (#4 on the list)
- $20 donation to The Nature Conservancy of Canada (thanks to Environment Canada’s #5 spot)
- Set of 4 HBC Collection patio glasses from The Bay (#6 on the list)