Yahoo! Traffic Surges After bin Laden Death

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Yahoo! Searches Spiking for Osama Bin Laden News

  • On Yahoo! searches for Osama Bin Laden spiked 98,550% Sunday
  • Searches for September 11th spiked 1009% Sunday on Yahoo!
  • President Bush searches are spiking 302% on Yahoo!
  • People are very curious for details from Pakistan.
  • Searches for “Pakistan Map” are spiking  2594% and “Pakistan News” are spiking 610% on Yahoo!.
    • People want to see the newspaper covers in Pakistan, searches for “Pakistan newspapers” are up 160%
  • There is interest on Yahoo! in how this news will impact President Obama’s approval rating. Searches are up 119%
  • Searches that are off the charts* on Yahoo! (Sunday data):
    • 911 Attack
    • 911 Conspiracy
    • Obama Speech/Address

*Off the charts refers to searches that received little to no searches the week/month before and are now gaining interest

  • 25% of searches on Yahoo! for “Osama Bin Laden” are coming from those under 24. We are also seeing searches spike for “who was Osama Bin Laden” on Yahoo!

Questions that are being searched on Yahoo!:

  • How did Osama Bin Laden die?
  • How old was Osama Bin Laden?
  • Is it Usama or Osama?
  • Is Osama Really dead?
  • Osama Bin Laden height
  • Osama Bin Laden Games
  • Did the US kill Osama
  • How was bin Laden killed
  • Is Osama bin Laden white
  • Was Osama behind 9/11
  • Was bin laden’s body frozen
  • Was bin laden on dialysis
  • What day was Osama killed
  • What is al Qaeda
  • What unit killed Osama
  • Which special forces killed Osama
  • Where is abbottadad
  • Where is al zawahiri
  • Where was bin laden born
  • Who captured saddam Hussein
  • Who died with Osama bin laden
  • Who is bin laden son
  • Who was Osama Bin Laden
  • Why al qaeda hates America
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