March 14, 2008, 12:00 AM

Are people doing their taxes in Hello Kitty PJs?

Consumers were searching for a wide array of products in January, according to Nielsen Online. “Turbo tax” was searched for 808,000 times, “nintendo wii” 675,000 times and “hello kitty pajamas” 652,000 times.

It was quite a mix of products that dominated Internet search in January. Consumers were on the hunt for everything from tax software to pajamas to corn planters.

“Turbo tax” was searched for 808,000 times during the month, “nintendo wii” 675,000 times and “hello kitty pajamas” 652,000 times, according to data provided to Internet Retailer from Nielsen Online’s MegaView Search Custom Data.

When it came to where to buy, Wal-Mart topped the list of retailers. “Walmart” was searched for 3.9 million times in January, “target” 2.4 million times and “best buy” 2.4 million times, the Nielsen Online research shows.

Following are the top 10 lists for product and retailer searches in January:

Top 10 product searches
1) turbo tax, 808,000
2) nintendo wii, 675,000
3) hello kitty pajamas, 652,000
4) flowers, 572,000
5) pokemon, 520,000
6) sweet 16 bears, 475,000
7) corn planter, 428,000
8) wedding dresses, 362,000
9) automotive battery blanket, 295,000
10) ipod, 288,000

Top 10 retailer searches
1) walmart, 3.9 million
2) best buy, 2.4 million
3) target, 2.4 million
4) home depot, 2.2 million
5) sears, 2 million
6) amazon.com, 1.9 million
7) lowes, 1.6 million
8) circuit city, 1.3 million
9) walgreens, 1.2 million
10) costco, 1.1 million

The MegaView Search data is based on tallies from 58 representative search engines.

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