August 4, 2008, 12:00 AM

Games, flowers, eBay and Wal-Mart top June searches

More than 1.4 million Internet users searched for games in June, and 750,000 were looking to pick flowers, Nielsen Online says. Additionally, online shoppers were tracking down eBay and Wal-Mart in large numbers.

Searchers were looking for fun and games in June, searching the term “games” more than 1.4 million times, Nielsen Online says. “Games” topped the list of retail products being hunted down, with “flowers” coming in a distant second with just over 750,000 searches, according to data provided to Internet Retailer from Nielsen Online’s MegaView Search Custom Data. The MegaView Search data is based on tallies from 58 representative search engines.

Consumers looking for sellers in June overwhelmingly searched for eBay. The name “ebay” was entered more than 16.3 million times. Next in line was “walmart” at just shy of 4.9 million searches.

Following are the top 10 product and retailer searches for June, according to Nielsen Online:

Top 10 retail product searches
1) games, 1,453,000
2) flowers, 755,000
3) gps, 731,000
4) music, 607,000
5) rolling pin, 604,000
6) digital camera, 478,000
7) calendar, 470,000
8) electronics, 467,000
9) iphone, 466,000
10) wii, 450,000

Top 10 retailer name searches
1) ebay, 16,369,000
2) walmart, 4,896,000
3) target, 3,165,000
4) home depot, 2,977,000
5) amazon, 2,716,000
6) best buy, 2,677,000
7) sears, 1,674,000
8) netflix, 1,538,000
9) circuit city, 1,319,000
10) office depot, 1,225,000

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