Two- and Three-Word Queries Rule

According to data collected from users of European Web analytics provider OneStat, most people use 2- or 3-word queries in search engines. The RankStat research is based on a sample of 2 million visitors, made up of 20,000 visitors in 100 countries each day.

Here’s the full breakdown:

  1. Two-word phrases — 28.38 percent
  2. Three-word phrases — 27.15 percent
  3. Four-word phrases — 16.42 percent
  4. One-word phrase — 13.48 percent
  5. Five-word phrases — 8.03 percent
  6. Six-word phrases — 3.67 percent
  7. Seven-word phrases — 1.63 percent
  8. Eight-word phrases — 0.73 percent
  9. Nine-word phrases — 0.34 percent
  10. Ten-word phrases — 0.16 percent

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