The Earthquake in Haiti and Subsequent Relief Efforts Topped Yahoo! En Español’s...

The Earthquake in Haiti and Subsequent Relief Efforts Topped Yahoo! En Español’s Most POPular Searches for January



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MIAMI, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Yahoo! En Español today announced its most popular Searches on Yahoo! Pop for the month ending January 31. Yahoo! Pop allows users to access the site and stay in touch with what’s hot and use it as a resource to search for and spot trends. Information on Yahoo! Pop is available and searchable by day, month and category.

The Most Popular Searches in Yahoo! Pop for January include:

Top 10 Overall Searches:

1. Haiti

2. Vanessa Hudgens

3. Jessica Simpson

4. Julieta Venegas

5. Elin Nordegren

6. Salma Hayek

7. Anahi

8. Kristen Stewart

9. Adriana Lima

10. Emma Watson

“Haiti” was what Yahoo! En Español users searched for most in January- from news updates regarding the earthquake that destroyed the capital of Port Au Prince and killed an estimated 230,000 people, to the latest information on how to lend their support to the island nation. At the announcement that the launch of her new CD will kick-off a brief tour in seven U.S. cities, fans of Julieta Venegas went online to search for information on the Mexican singer/songwriter’s return to the stage following an extended absence. Tiger Wood’s wife Elin Nordegren debuted in Yahoo! En Español’s most popular list at the number five spot as the heated Woods’ family scandal continues to take center stage with rampant speculation on whether the couple will reconcile or call it quits. Fans of actress Kristen Stewart searched for info on the Twilight Series’ star as her new films “Welcome to the Rileys” and “The Runaways,” where she portrays Joan Jett, debuted at the Sundance Film Festival to rave reviews. Supermodel Adriana Lima, best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret, rounded up the most popular searches for January just months after giving birth to her daughter Valentina with husband NBA star Marko Jaric. Other Pop favorites last month included Mexican singer Anahí, Mexican actress Salma Hayek, and singer Jessica Simpson.

In addition to the most popular overall topics, Yahoo! Pop also reveals the Top Ten Searches in six other categories: entertainment, music, technology, celebrities, news and sports. During the month of January, Mexican singer/songwriter Julieta Venegas was also the most searched in the entertainment, celebrity and music categories. Searches for legendary Argentine singer and actor Sandro, also known as the “Argentine Elvis,” dominated the news category, after searches on Haiti, and also placed him among the most searched in the celebrities, entertainment and music categories, after news of his death surfaced earlier last month. The popular sports website Roja Directa, which provides fans links to channels or streams of soccer competitions, landed the number one spot in the sports category. Yahoo! En Español users also searched for the blockbuster movie Avatar, which was among the most popular topics in the technology category. Updated daily, Yahoo! Pop search results showcase the diverse interests and concerns of U.S. Hispanics around the net, from gorgeous celebrity sightings and salacious political news to funny jokes and the latest consumer obsessions. To come up with the Yahoo! Pop Top 10 list, Yahoo! created a unique algorithm which scans anonymous query logs from Yahoo! Search across a variety of categories to see what themes and trends bubble up to the surface. Individual searches are never used to develop these lists. Every day millions of people visit Yahoo! to search for news, hobbies, curiosities, and all types of information. By putting all of the searches together, the site displays the topics that are of most interest to people. To view the most popular searches of the day, click on ‘Pop’ on the Yahoo! En Español front page or visit: http://Espanol.pop.yahoo.com /.

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The Earthquake in Haiti and Subsequent Relief Efforts Topped Yahoo! En Español’s Most POPular Searches for January