Most searches are 2 and 3 word phrases

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

We should bear this in mind when doing SEO, researching keywords etc. It also shows that the general population has become and more specific when searching.