Although it is November, the season of 2009 ranking comes! Yahoo! Japan discloses their annual ranking by what keywords people searched in this year.
As always, all Japanese search engines and portals will follow, but Yahoo! Japan is the No.1 search in Japan, this ranking is one of the best to describe “regular” people’s search behaviour, except the keyword “Yahoo”.
|1||YouTube||No.1 movie site||1|
|2||Mixi||No.1 social network||2|
|3||2 channel||No.1 bulletin board||3|
|5||Rakuten||No.1 online mall||5|
|6||Amazon||No.2 online mall||6|
|7||Niconico Douga||No.2 movie site||7|
As you see, most high-ranked keywords just stay the same positions.
Some notable changes
“HelloWork”(government job centre for unemployment) moving up from 20th to 13th may show that more people have bitter time this year.
Boosted web services:
- Kakaku.com(Price comparison service) 12th(from 22nd)
- Amebro(Blog hosting) 14th(-, out of top 50 in 2008)
- Han Game(online game) 15th(21th)
- Cookpad(recipe site) 20th(47th)
- “Zenryaku” for Zenryaku Profile(mobile profile site) 34th(-)
- Google Maps 42nd(-)
- Zozo Town(apparel mall) 46th(-)
- livedoor(portal) 47th(-)
Services Losing positions:
- Wikipedia 26th(19th)
- Gurunabi(restaurant guide) 53rd(35th)
- Rikunabi(job matching) 64th(37th)
None of “Twitter” or “Facebook” appeared on the top 100, yet.
|1||Mixi||No.1 PC social network||1|
|2||2 channel||No.1 bulletin board||2|
|3||Mobage Town||No.2 mobile social network||3|
|4||YouTube||No.1 movie site||5|
|5||Gree||No.1 mobile social network||–|
|7||Rakuten||No.1 online mall||9|
|8||Amebro||CyberAgent’s blog portal||–|
|9||Amazon||No.2 online mall||8|
On mobile ranking, 7 of 10 keywords remain from 2008 ranking. 3 bbs sites went away, one of them stopped the service.
As always, erotic words seem to be excluded from the rankings.