Google alphabetGoogle’s auto-complete feature tries to predict what you want to search for by looking at popular search terms for your area. I decided to make a list of the most popular search terms in the United States, which I was able to accomplish by manually setting my location to the United States rather than my specific city. As of February 2012 this is what the most popular queries were according to Google for each letter of the English alphabet:




  • A is for Amazon
  • B is for Best Buy
  • C is for Craigslist
  • D is for Dictionary
  • E is for ESPN
  • F is for Facebook
  • G is for Gmail
  • H is for Hotmail
  • I is for iPhone 5
  • J is for JcPenney
  • K is for Kohls
  • L is for Lowes
  • M is for MapQuest
  • N is for Netflix
  • O is for Old Navy
  • P is for Pandora
  • Q is for QVC
  • R is for Redbox
  • S is for Sears
  • T is for Target
  • U is for USPS
  • V is for Verizon Wireless
  • W is for Walmart
  • X is for X Factor
  • Y is for YouTube
  • Z is for Zillow

A lot of these items make sense based on their popularity, but I was a little shocked that the letter “i” came back with “iPhone 5″ instead of the more generic “iPhone” search query.