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 :)
4:11 pm on Jul 20, 2006 (gmt 0)
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%).