Target cleaner rates highly in top Google searches

After a carpet cleaner was caught doing indecent acts in the Target house, Google searches for 'target' rose to the fourth the most searched term for May. Photo / Supplied
After a carpet cleaner was caught doing indecent acts in the Target house, Google searches for 'target' rose to the fourth the most searched term for May. Photo / Supplied

The 'Mozzie' stars of The GC came onto New Zealand screens with a bang last month but it appears the reality show was not enough for some New Zealanders, with many turning to Google to find out even more about the show.

Google today released its top 10 fastest rising searches in New Zealand for the month of May.

It showed TV3`s The GC was searched 300 per cent more times than it was in April.

The reality show follows the lives of a group of Maori living on the Gold Coast (Mozzies) as they chase fame and fortune.

Diablo 3 - the third instalment in a dark action game series released in the US on May 15 - came in shortly behind The GC, with a 250 per cent increase on the previous month.

An episode of Target in which a carpet cleaner was caught allegedly doing indecent acts around a house appears to have boosted the show's profile, with the search word "target'' coming in third on the list and up 140 per cent.

The only search to appear more than once on the list was American Idol, with "american idol 2012'' in fifth place and "american idol'' in seventh place. American Idol announced its 2012 winner live on May 23.

Shortland Street was searched 100 per cent more last month than the month prior, with its 20-year anniversary in May.

Top 10 fastest rising searches on Google in New Zealand for May, 2012:

1. The GC +300 per cent,

2. Diablo 3 +250 per cent,

3. Target +140 per cent,

4. Facebook log in +130 per cent,

5. American Idol 2012 +120 per cent,

6. All Blacks +100 per cent,

7. American Idol +100 per cent,

8. Shortland Street +100 per cent,

9. Cool math games +60 per cent,

10. Geonet +60 per cent.

Top 10 searches on Google in New Zealand for May, 2012:

1. NZ

2. Facebook

3. New Zealand

4. Youtube

5. Google

6. Games

7. You

8. Trademe

9. Hotmail

10. Trade

- APNZ

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