Retail search terms around the world with the largest increase in hits for the week ending October 9 according to Experian Hitwise.*

Tickets for Glastonbury 2011 and variations on that term dominated the top five search terms with the biggest week-on-week increase in the United Kingdom. The annual music festival is renowned for its weather, world famous acts and 1960s spirit; tickets for the event went on sale on Sunday, October 3 but, according to the official Glastonbury website on October 12, they have already sold out. 

Ahead of annual ghoulish celebrations on October 31, the term ' Halloween costumes' experienced one of the largest week-on-week increases in Singapore. Longstanding popular children's toy brand ' Playmobil' was also a popular search.

Halloween costumes were also popular in the United States where 'baby Halloween costumes' was one of the search terms with the biggest week-on-week increase. 'Green lightsabers,' the weapon of choice for Jedi in the Star Wars films, was also a popular search term: green lightsabers are available to buy from Amazon.com for around $40 (€29). Sporty shoes were also a hit among Americans this week with ' Air Max 24-7 Sneakers' 'by Nike) one of the top ten search items.

In Canada the video game ' Call of Duty' was a popular search term, the game which is properly called Call of Duty: Black Ops is due to be released later in the year. The video game, the latest in the popular Call of Duty series has been attracting attention around the world, being one of the most searched for terms in Australia in August.

Experian Hitwise* - Fast-moving search terms under the industry category Shopping and Classifieds, ranked by the largest percentage increase for the week ending October 9 compared with the week ending October 2 .

 

 

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