Loooooooooooooooooong Tail Keywords

May 22nd

Eric Enge noted that at the Searchology event that Google's Udi Manber stated that 20 to 25% of the queries that Google sees in any given day are queries that they have never seen before.

Published: May 22, 2007

Comments

WizardMan
May 24, 2007 - 4:13pm

I take this takes into account things such as spelling errors, gramatical errors, joining of words when they shouldn't be, because in that case I'd believe it! Another things is searches in other languages such as Italian have different spellings for different words i.e. different language dialects.

iván s.
May 25, 2007 - 1:16am

This made me feel good.

(But I really hope it's not just misspellings.)

Dudibob
May 22, 2007 - 11:23am

wow, that is a lot higher than most would expect!

Anatoly Lubarsky
May 22, 2007 - 12:33pm

That is actually a small number since I think he speaks about distincts. Also it quite fits Pareto 80-20 rule.

Bill
May 22, 2007 - 3:34pm

This isn't saying that the 80% is trivial - it's just a stat on handling user uniqueness. So for me, 20-25% doesn't shock me at all.

May 22, 2007 - 6:06pm

Well some stats have offered stuff like 50% were unique to that day, but with X billion searches I probably would have expected more overlap than 20 to 25% never being searched even once on Google.

shor
June 12, 2007 - 6:23am

Jim Lanzone (Ask) said:

On any given day, 60 percent of the search requests we get, we have never seen before.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18947235/

Is that a fair reflection of the comprehensiveness of their respective index databases? :P

Mark
May 23, 2007 - 10:14am

Just check your access logs or your analytics: more people are doing multiword, long searches than they used to, so that factors into it.

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