Bing readies for Canada Day with Top 50 Canadiana Search Terms

Canadian Tire tops list, rising nine spots from 2012

TORONTO, June 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Just in time for Canada Day, Bing, the search engine designed to help people make more informed decisions faster, is pleased to announce their Top 50 Canadiana Search Terms list.

The harsh Canadian winter, mixed with dreams of summer BBQ season, are sure to have helped Canadian Tire reach the number one spot, joined in the top 10 by Air Canada, MLS, OLG, Environment Canada, The Bay, TSX, Rob Ford, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Justin Bieber.

"On July first, Canadians will join together to celebrate our country's culture – Bing's Top 50 Canadiana Search Terms list is a reflection of the many people, places, and things that affected Canadians this year," said Eric Thaler, Bing Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Canada. "From where to find the items needed to help combat extreme weather, to getting the latest travel tips and updates on noteworthy Canadians, Bing is helping more Canadians understand and act on the world around them."

Bing's Top 50 Canadiana Search Terms list includes many notable Canadian individuals, events, and organizations, including retailers, sports franchises, celebrities, and, of course, poutine. Interesting findings include:

  • Rob Ford outranks Bieber, although both make the top 10
  • Canadians are committed to their teams: almost 30 per cent of the top 50 search terms relate to sports
    • All NHL, NBA and MLB teams are included in the top 50, as well as numerous searches related to the Olympics
  • Canadians are looking to travel: Air Canada ranked second, while more than 1/5 of searches in the top 50 related to Canadian cities, local tourist destinations, and means to get there
  • Housing prices rise, Canadians get strategic: MLS and OLG are ranked third and fourth, adding to speculation that you need to win the lottery to afford a house  

The full list of Bing's Top 50 Canadiana Search Terms includes:

1

Canadian Tire

 

11

Via Rail

21

Canada

31

Niagara Falls

41

Avril Lavigne

2

Air Canada

 

12

Tim Hortons

22

Winnipeg Jets

32

Blue Mountain

42

Ottawa

3

MLS

13

Edmonton Oilers

23

Paulina Gretzky

33

Caillou

43

CN Tower

4

OLG

14

Montreal Canadiens

24

Toronto

34

Calgary Stampede

44

Air Canada Centre

5

Environment Canada

15

Sears

25

Ripley's Aquarium
Toronto

35

Hockey

45

Poutine

6

The Bay

16

Vancouver Canucks

26

Ottawa Senators

36

Olympic Hockey
Schedule 2014

46

Jim Carrey

7

TSX

 

17

Toronto Blue Jays

27

Canada Medal Tally

37

Canada Goose

47

Montreal

8

Rob Ford

18

Home Hardware

28

Canada's Wonderland

38

Curling

48

Celine Dion

9

Toronto Maple Leafs

19

Calgary Flames

29

Toronto Raptors

39

Royal Canadian Mint

49

Bombardier

10

Justin Bieber

20

Shoppers Drug Mart

30

Roots

40

Drake

50

Mounties

 

Bing's Top 50 Canada Search Terms list, pulled by the organization's expert data analysts, was sourced through the analysis of all Canada-related search terms from May 2013-May 2014.

About Bing
At Bing, we believe that as the Internet evolves, so should search. Bing takes the world's information and services on the Web and makes them more useful by delivering functionality for you in ways that are pleasing and inspire the imagination without distracting from the task at hand. The end result? Bing is focused on your situation and on helping you accomplish your objectives. Try it for yourself at www.bing.ca.

About Microsoft Canada
Established in 1985, Microsoft Canada Inc. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has nine regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software - any time, any place and on any device. For more information on Microsoft Canada, please visit www.microsoft.ca.

SOURCE Bing




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