Most Searchers Have Two Words for Google
By Enid Burns <http://searchenginewatch.com/3624989> , Search Engine
Watch, Nov 1, 2007
The largest portion of searches contain two words finds Amsterdam-based
research firm OneStat <http://www.onestat.com> .
Internet users who type two words for on a search engine query account
for 31.9 percent of searches worldwide. Three-word phrases are used for
27 percent of searches. A single word accounts for 15.2 percent of
queries, and four words are used for 14.8 percent of searches.
"Search engines like Google, MSN, and Yahoo can drive a lot of traffic
to a Web site," said Niels Brinkman, co-founder of OneStat. "It is
important that a Webmaster or SEO expert knows what kind of search
phrases they have to use."
Instances with five (6.5 percent); six (2.7 percent); seven (1.1
percent); eight (0.5 percent); nine (0.2 percent); and 10 (0.1 percent)
words are used in fewer searches.
OneStat.com collects data through its Web analytics services. Numbers
are averages. Research is based on a daily sample of two million Web
visitors from 100 countries.