tedster - 11:46 pm on Jul 28, 2010 (gmt 0) [edited by: tedster at 11:49 pm (utc) on Jul 28, 2010]
The test data I've seen shows up to 40% no-click on very short query terms - often one word or a two-word phrase that acts like one word semantically. And yes - Google does hate it. That's why we've been seeing all of these related searches, query revisions, automated spelling changes etc. The whole "user intention" craze of the past 1-2 years.
BTW, I'd bet that Bing sees something quite parallel. It's not about Google results specifically, it's about the human mind-set in general
[edited by: tedster at 11:49 pm (utc) on Jul 28, 2010]