February 24, 2009, 12:00 AM

eBay hovers near 20 million searches, Nielsen says

The name “ebay” was searched for 19.3 million times in January, with “walmart” coming in a distant second at 6.1 million, Nielsen says.

Katie Evans

Managing Editor, International Research

The retailer name “ebay” was searched for a whopping 19.3 million times in January, with “walmart” coming in a distant second with almost 6.1 million searches and “amazon” third with just over 5.2 million searches.

These were the top retailer names searched for in January, 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 search engines.

Following are the top 20 retailer names searched in January with the number of searches for each, according to Nielsen Online:

1) ebay, 19,321,000
2) walmart, 6,061,000
3) amazon, 5,227,000
4) best buy, 4,058,000
5) target, 3,742,000
6) netflix, 3,067,000
7) circuit city, 2,990,000
8) home depot, 2,790,000
9) sears, 2,020,000
10) lowes, 2,005,000
11) office depot, 1,700,000
12) macys, 1,452,000
13) costco, 1,395,000
14) staples, 1,351,000
15) qvc, 1,283,000
16) walgreens, 1,247,000
17) barnes and noble, 1,120,000
18) kohls, 955,000
19) kmart, 947,000
20) office max, 927,000

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