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Less people use 1 word phrase in search engines according to

Amsterdam - August 2 2005 - ( ), the number one provider of real-time intelligence web analytics, today reported that most people use 2 word phrases in search engines. Of all the search phrases world wide, 29.60 percent of the people use 2 word phrases, 27.55 percent use 3 word phrases and 16.21 percent use 4 word phrases. More and more people use now 4 keywords and less 1 keyword phrase since the last measurement in July 2004.

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The 7 most used word phrases in search engines on the web are:

  July 2005  
1. 2 word phrases 29.60%
2. 3 word phrases 27.55%
3. 4 word phrases 16.21%
4. 1 word phrases 13.42%
5. 5 word phrases 7.58%
6. 6 word phrases 3.21%
7. 7 word phrases 1.34%
  July 2004    
  2 word phrases 30.09% -0.49%
  3 word phrases 26.83% +0.72%
  4 word phrases 14.83% +1.38%
  1 word phrases 16.60% -3.18%
  5 word phrases 6.76% +0.82%
  6 word phrases 2.81% +0.4%
  7 word phrases 1.13% +0.21%

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Methodology: A global usage share of xx percent for search phrase Y means that xx percent of the visitors of Internet users arrived at sites that are using one of's services by using the particular number of search phrases Y. All numbers mentioned in the research are averages and all measurements are normalised to the GMT timezone. Research is based on a sample of 2 million visitors divided into 20,000 visitors of 100 countries each day.

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