Top Google Mobile Searches 2011

Given that I’ll be talking in depth about mobile search behavior tomorrow at SMX, I wanted to share part of my research with blog readers. If you were ever curious about what the most searched for term in Google Mobile is according to the Google Keyword Tool, it’s [facebook] by a long shot.

google mobile searches navigational

When I looked at all of the top mobile keywords from various sources, along with just entering individual letters to get popular keywords, I compiled a list of more than 34k keywords that the keyword tool suggested. The graph above shows the top 25, minus adult terms. It’s interesting that five of the top 25 are Facebook navigational searches, and ten of them are for social networks. Demonstrates the synergy between social and mobile that I discussed last month in Search Engine Land.

When you take out the navigational keywords, the top mobile keyword is weather, followed by celebrities, maps and games.

google mobile searches non navigational

Many more insights into mobile search behavior tomorrow at 5pm at SMX West in San Jose, CA. Register tomorrow if you haven’t already. Knowing what mobile users are looking for is the first step to building brand equity by giving them what they want.

Here’s the full list of Google mobile search keywords I used for the study, if you want to see where your brand or your industry stands.

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