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# Word Search Queries

OneStat.com has published a report covering the word count on search queries for multiple countries and search engines. Here are the stats for July 2005 and 2006. You can see a slight increase in the words used. I would guess that it is because people are having a harder time finding the quality results they are after with the shorter queries. This is even more true for the USA results. The multiple word searches are almost double what the single averages are worldwide.

    July 2006                   July 2005

1. 2 word phrases 28.91%      1. 2 word phrases 29.60%
2. 3 word phrases 27.85%      2. 3 word phrases 27.55%
3. 4 word phrases 17.11%      3. 4 word phrases 16.21%
4. 1 word phrases 11.43%      4. 1 word phrases 13.42%
5. 5 word phrases 8.25%        5. 5 word phrases 7.58%
6. 6 word phrases 3.68%        6. 6 word phrases 3.21%
7. 7 word phrases 1.59%        7. 7 word phrases 1.34%

    USA

1. 3 word phrases 28.83%
2. 4 word phrases 22.28%
3. 2 word phrases 20.43%
4. 5 word phrases 11.97%
5. 1 word phrases 6.19%
6. 6 word phrases 5.76%
7. 7 word phrases 2.59%

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