I've had a project on recently that required some search engine optimisation (SEO) and as a result have subscribed to Wordtracker to help speed up the process of finding out what keywords they should be putting into their content.
It's not exactly the most exciting (or exact) job, and worse still I noticed that Wordtracker offers a count of the top 1000 words, either in the past 3 months, or on a more short term view.
For your viewing (dis)pleasure, I have included the 3 month view here. What is the internet for? Porn.
Here are the top 1000 keywords for Thu 05 April – 16:02:04 pm taken from a total of 343,138,930 searches for the last 90 days.
The count column gives the total number of times a search term has appeared in our database.
These are the keywords and keyphrases that stick around, month to month, year to year. E.g. pokemon, mp3, chat.
Nos Keyword Count 1 porn 261330 2 pussy 224398 3 myspace 216097 4 sex 214595 5 196944 6 boobs 164739 7 ebay 158129 8 hentai 154586 9 myspace.com 146174 10 yahoo 144591 11 games play 133581 12 paris hilton 119536 13 free porn 108393 14 britney spears 108114 15 milf 104798 16 89.com 104535 17 tits 97724 18 game cheats for ps2 96486 19 akon 90437 20 yahoo.com 89188 21 girls 88597
As a closing note, I found myself instantly disregarding the deluge of people search for porn, and was more fascinated by the fact that people search for "myspace.com" and "yahoo.com" (later on in the results there are people searching for "www.google.com").
Does this really mean that 146,000 people in the last 3 months wanted to check out myspace.com and searched for it instead of just going to it?