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searches inside "speech marks"

what percentage of searches are done like this?

     
10:45 pm on Jul 18, 2006 (gmt 0)

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does anyone know how many searches are done in this way?

for any search enginge really, if possible with a source, if not then hearsay will do :)

thanks

Tom

4:11 pm on July 20, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I think that only advanced searchers do this intentionally. Novice users would include quote marks around a phrase if that's how they think it is supposed to be written. (Not realizing it has special meaning for a search engine.)

On the strength of my intuition alone, I'd say it represents a small minority of searches (less than 10-15%).