Here Are the Stocks Everyone Googled in 2012

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2012 | 3:52 PM ET
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What stock did people in the U.S. search for the most on Google in 2012? To no surprise whatsoever, it was Facebook.

Google published its annual Zeitgeist report Wednesday, revealing the top trending and most searched queries in 2012.

One of the categories for 'trending' searches—or searches with the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period—was 'stocks.'

And while it's not very shocking that Facebook led the pack in 2012, it's kind of bewildering Apple didn't fall into the top ten trending stock queries. However, the search terms 'iPad 3' and iPad mini' took the top two spots in the category of trending 'tech gadgets.' (Read More: Want Exposure to Facebook? Here's How )

Zynga came in at number two and Yelp ranked third in trending stocks. Check out the top ten trending stocks in 2012 below along with some other interesting search categories from Google's report for the U.S. You can find the complete list of categories and rankings on Google's Zeitgeist website.

U.S. Trending Stocks

1. Facebook
2. Zynga
3. Yelp
4. Samsung
5. Arna
6. Kodak
7. Google
8. Electronic Arts
9. Vivus
10. Supervalu

Trending Tech Gadgets

1. iPad 3
2. iPad Mini
3. Samsung Galaxy S3
4. Kindle Fire
5. Nexus 7
6. Microsoft Surface
7. Galaxy Note 2
8. Samsung Galaxy S2
9. iPhone 5
10. Nokia Lumia 900

Trending Mobile/Tablet Apps

1. Temple Run
2. Instagram
3. Google Play
4. Draw Something
5. Logo Quiz
6. SocialCam
7. Angry Birds Space
8. Pinterest
9. Amazon App
10. Facebook App

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