Thursday, December 19, 2013

Paul Walker tops Filipino searches in Google for 2013

Taken from Google Trends -

If anyone doubts whether the Fast and Furious movie series is not a big deal in the Philippines, Google's top search engine queries for 2013 can easily say otherwise.

Top searches

40-year old Hollywood actor Paul Walker, killed in a car crash last November 30, tops 2013 search queries by Filipinos in

News searches

Walker tops the most searched news. Death of Gllee actor Cory Monteith and South African President Nelson Mandela were also popular.

Filipinos passion for competition also showed in this year top news list. Miss Universe, FIBA Asia, UAAP Season 76, Wimbledon are in the top spot.

Politics has its share of spotlight with the mid-term elections, President Aquino's State of the Nation Address, Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or pork barrel scam were also popular.

Trending worldwide

Typhoon Yolanda also made it to the list as Filipinos monitor the devastation and efforts done to help those affected.

Worldwide, typhoon Yolanda was the 2nd most trending event in 2013 following the Boston Marathon bombing.

Food searches

It seems juicing is indeed popular in the Philippines these days as it tops the most searched recipes. International House of Pancakes is the most searched restaurant.

1. Paul Walker
2. Samsung Galaxy S4
3. Movies 2013
4. Onehitcf       
5. Camera 360  
6. PAL Express
7. Neri Naig      
8. Miss Universe 2013
9. EB Babe Yosh
10. iPhone 5s
1. Paul Walker death
2. Miss Universe 2013
3. Pork barrel   
4. FIBA Asia 2013
5. Election results 2013
6. SONA 2013  
7. UAAP Season 76
8. Typhoon Yolanda
9. Wimbledon 2013
10. Nelson Mandela death
1. Paul Walker
2. Cory Monteith
3. Ariella Arida
4. Pope Francis
5. Megan Young
6. Devina Dediva
7. Nancy Binay
8. Janet Napoles
9. Gilas Pilipinas
10. Nelson Mandela
1. Paul Walker  
2. Neri Naig      
3. EB Babe Yosh
4. Cory Monteith
5. Wally Bayola
6. Ariella Arida  
7. Kevin Ware   
8. Pope Francis
9. Chito Miranda
10. Megan Young
1. Neri Naig
2. EB Babe Yosh
3. Wally Bayola
4. Ariella Arida
5. Chito Miranda
6. Megan Young
7. Freddie Aguilar girlfriend
8. Totoy Brown
9. Krista Miller
10. Alyssa Quijano
1. The Voice Philippines
2. Got to Believe
3. Queen and I
4. Missing You
5. Juan dela Cruz
6. Maria Mercedes
7. Wowowillie
8. The Innocent Man
9. The Heirs
10. ANTM Cycle 20
1. Pacific Rim
2. Despicable Me 2
3. World War Z
4. Insidious 2
5. Warm Bodies
6. Beautiful Creatures
7. After Earth
8. Silver Linings Playbook
9. Pitch Perfect
10. The Croods
1. Harlem Shake
2. Gentleman
3. Titanium
4. Lord Patawad
5. Magkabilang Mundo
6. Gwiyomi
7. Chinito
8. Heart Attack
9. Wrecking Ball
10. Daylight
1. Titanium
2. Lord Patawad
3. Magkabilang Mundo
4. Gwiyomi
5. Chinito
6. Heart Attack
7. Daylight
8. Buko
9. Treasure
10. Diamonds
1. Choi Minho
2. Yoo In Na
3. Lee Hyun Woo
4. Ji Hyun Woo
5. Chanyeol
6. Jang Keun Suk
7. Yoo Seung Ho
8. Kim Jong Un
9. Song Joong Ki
10. Shin Won Ho
1. EXO
2. Shinee
3. Girls Generation
4. Tasty
5. Infinite
6. CNBlue
7. B.A.P
8. B1A4
9. 2PM
10. Super Junior
1. Samsung Galaxy S4
2. iPhone 5s
3. Sony Xperia Z
4. Samsung Galaxy Grand
5. iPhone 6
6. Galaxy Note 3
7. Samsung S3 Mini
8. Nexus 5
9. HTC One
10. Starmobile Knight
1. iPad mini 2
2. iPad Air
3. Galaxy Tab 3
4. Samsung Note 8
5. Skyworth tablet
6. Acer tablet
7. iView tablet
8. iPad 4
9. iPad mini
10. Cherry Mobile tablet
1. Camera 360
2. Running Fred
3. WeChat
4. 4pics1word
5. Moment Cam
6. Line
7. Logo Quiz Philippines
8. Viber for Android
9. Candy Crush
10. Google Keep
1. Chrono Tales
2. NBA 2K14
3. Pockie Saints
4. Assault Fire
5. Scarlet Blade
6. DotA
7. Cat Mario
8. Minecraft
9. NBA 2K13
10. Pirate King International
1. G-Shock
2. Casio watches
3. Lacoste bags
4. Keds Philippines
5. Louis Vuitton bags
6. Tory Burch bags
7. Skechers
8. Nike shoes
9. Onitsuka Tiger
10. Vans Philippines
1. Sky Ranch Tagaytay
2. Movenpick Resort Cebu
3. Tubbataha Reef
4. Pico de Loro
5. Tugawe Cove Resort
6. Potipot Island
7. Amana Waterpark
8. Misibis Bay
9. Nuvali
10. Laiya resorts
2. Slappy Cakes
3. Vikings SM North
4. Tous les Jours
5. J.CO Donuts
6. KFC
7. Amber's
8. McDonald's
9. Jollibee
10. SumoSam
1. Juice recipes
2. Chocolate cupcake
3. Chicken recipes
4. Chopsuey
5. Pork recipes
6. Breakfast recipes
7. French macarons
8. Cookies
9. Beef steak
10. Cupcake
1. Garcinia cambogia
2. BMI calculator
3. Diet meal plan
4. Zumba
5. Whey protein
6. GM diet
7. Yoga
8. Plank
9. Intermittent fasting
10. Insanity workout
1. Malnutrition
2. Pneumonia symptoms
3. Symptoms of HIV
4. Acid reflux
5. Anti rabies vaccine
6. Dengue symptoms
7. Pregnancy stages
8. Amoxicillin
9. Symptoms of tuberculosis
10. Skin allergy
1. Tibetan Mastiff
2. Corgi
3. Pomeranian
4. Golden Retriever
5. Siberian Husky
6. Shih Tzu
7. Pug
8. Rottweiler
9. Dachshund
10. Shar Pei
1. Nelson Mandela
2. Paul Walker
3. iPhone 5s
4. Cory Monteith
5. Harlem Shake
6. Boston Marathon
7. Royal Baby
8. Samsung Galaxy 4s
9. PlayStation 4
10. North Korea
1. Boston Marathon
2. Typhoon Haiyan
3. Government Shutdown
4. 2014 FIFA World Cup
5. Chinese New Year
6. Australian Open
7. Eurovision Song Contest
8. Wimbledon
9. Syria Conflict
10. EuroBasket

In comparison to Yahoo top searches for 2013, I can't help but observe that Yahoo top searches were heavily news driven while Google reflects a lot of curiosity or research type of behavior.

Learn about popular searches in Google by Filipinos in its Trends page.

Friday, August 23, 2013

SEO with love

Forbidden love

Answering two (2) SEO-related interviews at the moment. One question asked, "what is your unexpected or surprising lesson learned when it comes to SEO?" This got me thinking and made me analyze some of the issues I handled in the past.

I answered, "Don't mess with an SEO person who is in love with his or her subject. From the point of view of being the person in love and of the opponent, ibang kalaban ang taong in-love. Love moves mountains you know."

The same also applies to former business partners or employees, friends, clients, and the likes. What they have will be "hate".

When unknown personalities (to the client or subject being attacked) started getting involved, a lot of stories get made up, fabricated, exaggerated, or worst they got brainwashed or given inaccurate details.

This is the reason why I am cautious doing search engine related crisis management for personalities as the attackers (or the clients of attackers) are usually known to the subject. It is personal rather than just plain business.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Join the Young Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp 2013 #yweb2013

The Young Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp 2013 (YWEB), organized by the Samahan ng mga Pilipina para sa Reporma at Kaunlaran (SPARK!) and the U.S. Embassy, which will run from September 23 to 25 in Metro Manila, will provide opportunities for young women entrepreneurs to be mentored by successful businesswomen and other experts.

Women who own their own businesses and have been operating for at least two years are invited to compete to be part of a three-day session designed to help improve their businesses. Finding opportunities for growth, learning how to effectively use social media, and improving budgeting skills, in addition to mentoring from other successful start-ups are some of the topics that will be covered in the lectures and workshops that comprise the Young Women Entrepreneurs Boot Camp.

Female business owners from all over the country will be selected to join the workshop and have the opportunity to compete for additional funding for their enterprises. Ten participants each from Luzon, the Visayas and Mindanao will be chosen to participate in the three-day training session. Of those 30, one will receive US$5,000 for the best and most innovative business plan. Three runners-up – one each from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao – will also receive US$1,000. Interested female entrepreneurs are invited to send in their applications by July 30.

SPARK! Philippines president Mel Alonzo and U.S. Embassy Economic Officer Katy Bondy observed that the Bootcamp aims to encourage more women to drive growth and innovation in the Philippine economy.

Women entrepreneurs, who want to be part of the Bootcamp, must submit a company profile describing their business, products or services, accompanied by a copy of their Department of Trade and Industry registration papers and their financial statements for the past two years. The paper must be from 3 – 5 pages in length using Times New Roman font 11 and must be emailed to

Travel arrangements to and from the seminar, accommodations and training materials will be provided to those invited to attend the Boot camp. YWEB will provide women entrepreneurs with an excellent opportunity to connect to experts and advisors who can assist them in scaling up their small or medium scale enterprises.