Earlier we had reported that the Backstreet Boys had overtaken *NSYNC in internet searches on pay-per search engine FindWhat by a wide margin. Well turns out *NSYNC has retained their lead on the larger Goto.com, with *NSYNC searches at 226,491 and Backstreet Boys searches at 201,766. Why the discrepancies? Likely because Goto affiliates with AOL, which has a high percentage of US users, while Findwhat probably has a more international user base.
December Overture.com Search Queries:
226491 *NSYNC (and equivalents)
180617 Backstreet Boys