Search engines have revolutionized the way we look for and receive information. If you need to find out something immediately, it's only a click away on Google, Yahoo!, Lycos, Alta Vista, or whatever other mid-90s search engine you prefer.
An added benefit of search engines is that they give us an idea of what people are looking for and what they want to see.
For our purposes, it means that we get to quantify exactly who are the most popular women on the web.
COED Magazine used Google, the world's most popular search engine, to rank the most popular women on the web based on searches.
Here at B/R Swagger we noticed that a decent chunk of them are ladies from the sports world and decided to do the dirty work for you.
Here are the most popular sports hotties on the web.
Overall Rank: 49
Marilyn Monroe is one of the most iconic figures in American history, partly because she was married to the most popular ball player of her time, Joe DiMaggio.
It's safe to say that Monroe will be part of the top 50 for many years to come.
Overall Rank: 48
This WAG pretty much defines the term. She's a pop singer who's known for being married to Chelsea soccer player Ashley Cole.
She was also set to be a judge on the American version of The X-Factor, but things fell through at the last moment.
Overall Rank: 47
The American Idol WAG was linked to Tony Romo before marrying longtime Ottawa Senators center Mike Fisher in 2010.
In a convenient twist of fate, Fisher was traded to Nashville, where Underwood works and has a home.
No word on whether any tires were slashed in the Ottawa front office parking lot prior to the trade.
Overall Rank: 44
Scarlett was one of Derek Jeter's many, many, many conquests. She recently saw her marriage with actor Ryan Reynolds end, so the search numbers have probably gone up since then.
Overall Rank: 41
The lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls became a WAG when started dating F1 racer Lewis Hamilton in 2008.
She lost her status when they broke up in 2010, but love seems to have conquered all, as they are currently back together.
That is, until the next time they break up.
Overall Rank: 38
The pop singer is all grown up now, and she has become a famous WAG since her marriage to hockey player Mike Comrie.
She's come so far from the Disney Channel...
Overall Rank: 37
This R&B star made a jump in popularity when she started dating New York Knicks star Amar'e Stoudemire.
Overall Rank: 32
Hopefully this video reminds you of how hot Jessica Simpson can be. She was known for dating quarterback Tony Romo before moving on to tight end Eric Johnson.
Yeah, I just hit "replay" as well.
Overall Rank: 27
The second of Derek Jeter's ex-girlfriends to be on the list, Jessica Alba has been among the most searched women on the web for years.
With looks like that you can see why.
Overall Rank: 24
Since this list isn't from 1998, I was surprised to see Mariah on the list. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad.
She dated our boy Jeter as well but has since moved on to another younger man, Nick Cannon. She got knocked up and gave birth to twins in April, so that may have something to do with the searches.
Overall Rank: 19
Who knew that people still searched for Paris Hilton? Along with being a celebutante and having a celebrated sex tape, she is famous for having a fling with soccer star playboy Cristiano Ronaldo.
Overall Rank: 10
Alex Rodriguez certainly has a type. Before dating blonde entertainers Kate Hudson and Cameron Diaz, A-Rod was rumored to have had a steamy affair with none other than the Queen of Pop herself.
Chances are that her place on the list has nothing to do with A-Rod, but I thought I'd point it out.
Overall Rank: 9
You knew she was going to be high on the list and, honestly, I thought she would be higher. Kim has defined WAG for the past few years, dating Reggie Bush, Miles Austin, and her now-fiancee Kris Humphries.
Overall Rank: 8
Shakira has been an international singing sensation for many years, but she recently became a WAG when she started dating Spanish soccer player Gerard Pique.
Those hips certainly do not lie.
Overall Rank: 3
I don't know if you can call this an upset, but I definitely didn't expect it. I guess I forget how popular Rihanna actually is. Judging by the overall #2, Rihanna could actually have a legitimate claim that she should be higher on the list.
She's known for dating Dodgers outfielder Matt Kemp, who is having an MVP season now that the two have broken up.
I guess we can't blame him for having concentration issues while dating her. Ella...ella...ey...ey.