Beyonce and Miley Cyrus 2013’s Most Searched Celebrities: How Bing and Google Compare

Beyonce and Miley Cyrus 2013's Most Searched Celebrities: How Bing and Google Compare

The end of 2013 draws near, which means it’s time to analyze everything, including the celebrities that stole the cake in this year’s search engine wars. Not to much surprise, Beyonce and Miley Cyrus reigned supreme in this year’s searches; however, the Princess of Twerk took the top search spot in Google and the Queen of Fierceness managed to generate more interest on Bing. We’re really not surprised to hear that both of these stars took the top spots in this year’s searches, but how do other celebs measure up across the board?

Below are some more top 2013 search results comparing Bing to Google. Kim Kardashian came in at the number 2 spot, according to Bing (number 3 on Google), and we were surprised not to see Kate Middleton — or any of the royals for that matter — on either of the lists. Are there any celebs that you were surprised, or not surprised, to see on these lists below?

Bing: Most Searched People
1. Beyoncé Knowles
2. Kim Kardashian
3. Rihanna
4. Taylor Swift
5. Madonna

Google: Most Searched People
1. Miley Cyrus
2. Drake
3. Kim Kardashian
4. Justin Bieber
5. Beyoncé

Bing: Events/News Stories
1.Royal Baby Born
2. Boston Marathon Bombing
3. Cleveland Kidnapping
4. George Zimmerman Trial
5. Gun Rights

Google: Events/News Stories
1. Boston Marathon
2. Government SHutdown
3. VMAs
4. Moore, Oklahoma Tornado
5. Royal Baby

Bing: Most Searched Athletes
1.Tim Tebow
2.Lindsey Vonn
3.Tiger Woods
4.Kevin Ware
5.Ray Lewis

Google: Most Searched Athletes
1. Aaron Hernandez
2. Adrian Peterson
3. Kevin Ware
4. Jason Collins
5. Oscar Pistorious

Bing: Most Searched Fashion Icon
1.Victoria Beckham
2.Michael Kors
3.Ralph Lauren
5.Kimora Lee Simmons

Google: Most Searched Fashion Icon
1. Versace
2. Michael Kors
3. Diesel
4. Gucci
5. Kate Spade

These lists comparing the mots popular choices for internet search engine giants Bing and Google for 2103 are quite surprising.  I would think that the demographics of the sets of people using each would be fairly similar but the results indicate otherwise.  Another possible explanation is that Bing and Google use different algorithms to measure search popularity.  In any case we see that while their are a few items on the various lists common to both Bing and Google, in general the unions differ substantially from their intersections.  In other words, the lists are really very different.