Posts tagged with Longer Search Queries

Search queries keep getting longer

Search queries keep getting longer. Over the past year, queries of 8 words and over experienced the higher the jump in usage.

A Hitwise study finds searches of 5 or move words in length increased 10 percent from January 2008 to January of this year.  Over the same period of time shorter queries of 1 to 4 words in length decreased 2 percent.

The longer the queries, the longer the long tail becomes. As searchers becomes more sophisticated in honing their terms, SEO gets correspondingly more complex, but also more potentially rewarding.

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