The top ten so weighted searches in October, 2008 in the EU were:
- HALLOWEEN: American style "trick or treating" swept Europe on 31 October.
- VAALIKONE: Finns searched election website in municipal elections on 26 October.
- ICESAVE: UK subsidiary of Iceland's Landisbanki declared bankruptcy.
- SUPRENALOTTO: Italy's lottery site swept when Sicilian suburb won €100 million.
- KENZA FARAH: The French R&B singer was hurt in a car accident on 13 October.
- FALLOUT 3: This nuclear simulation game was launched on 16 October.
- PES 2009: The Pro Evolution Soccer 2009 video game was released.
- X FACTOR: The UK's hit reality show drew record audiences in October.
- AC DC: The Australian band released its new album Black Ice on 20 October.
- MAM TALENT: The Polish version of the television show "I Have Talent!".