Credit Crunch Leads Internet Searches

The current economic climate can seem very confusing, so it is no surprise that people are turning to the Internet to get up to date news and information about the credit crunch and changes to the UK economy. According to Hitwise Intelligence, last week’s fastest moving search terms were:

1. ryder cup
2. hbos
3. northern rock
4. hbos share price
5. moto gp
6. share prices
7. aig
8. ftse
9. ftse 100
10. bloomberg

80% of the fastest moving keywords are financial related terms, most of which point to the top news stories of last week. Sites which have seen an increase in UK visits are Stocks and Shares sites  (up 32%), Business Information websites (23%) and the banks themselves (9%).