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Google Top Retail Searches 2012: Canada Loves Kijiji, eBay and Craigslist, Zellers Not So Much

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GOOGLE TOP RETAIL SEARCHES CANADA 2012
Online superstore eBay was the most searched-for retail term in Canada in 2012, according to the latest edition of Google’s annual survey of top searches. | CP

Online classified ads site Kijiji was the most searched-for retail term in Canada in 2012, according to the latest edition of Google’s annual survey of top searches.

Two other online ad sites — Craigslist and its Quebec equivalent, LesPAC — also made the top ten list, as did Walmart and Costco.

Zellers, long a Canadian retail mainstay now winding down operations, didn’t make the list, nor did some of the more buzzworthy Canadian retail brands, such as Lululemon.

Google didn’t put out a list of top retail searches for Canada in 2011, so we can’t compare how retailers did from year to year. But we’re willing to make one prediction for 2013: Next year, this list will include Target Canada, which opens its first Canadian locations in the spring.

Check out the Top 10 retail searches in Canada in 2012, according to Google:

Google Top Retail Searches Canada 2012
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EDITOR'S NOTE: Google Canada revised its listing of top 10 retails searches after this article was published. The original rankings did not include Kijiji. The story and slideshow have been updated to reflect the change.

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