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Free also in 2018 the most popular search on Marktplaats

Also in 2018, we went to the Netherlands in search of free stuff. With a daily average of more than 50,000 searches on Marktplaats, ‘free’ remains the most wanted keyword on the trading site.

The top 10 most popular keywords of the past year contain two notable newcomers: Playstation 4 and electric bicycle. The fastest climbers in 2018 were iPhoneX skates and Squishy. This is evident from the annual overview of Marktplaats of 2018.

Since 1999

Since the establishment of Marktplaats in 1999, we have most frequently entered the search for ‘free’ in the Netherlands. In 2018 more words were searched for on just 2 moments. And they had both with the weather .

In February, an average of more than 100,000 times were searched for skates on the trade site every day. In July the average number of searches for air conditioning was almost 70,000 per day.

10 most wanted words from 2018

  1. Free
  2. Bicycle
  3. Camper
  4. Corner bench
  5. Caravan
  6. Cabinet
  7. Bench
  8. Electric bike
  9. Playstation 4
  10. Scooter

Top 10 fast climbers in 2018

In addition to this top 10, Marktplaats also sees a number of fast risers. The iPhone X is running this list. Logically too. With every other introduction of a new iPhone, the popularity of older iPhone models increased in the past year. Squishy, Tiny House and AirPods supplement the list further.

  1. iPhone X
  2. Skates
  3. Squishy
  4. Tiny House
  5. AirPods
  6. Stamps
  7. Fortnite
  8. Shopping Cart
  9. Jan van Haasteren puzzles
  10. Mario Kart Koins


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