Half of Canadian Web Searches Contain Just 1-2 Words

If brevity is the soul of wit, then Canadian web searchers are hilarious. According to new statistics by Hitwise, about half of Canadian internet searches are kept to just 1-2 words. As you can see by the chart below, Americans are the most wordy, while Brits keep it short and sweet.

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Hitwise says that banks and financial information is often sought by just 1 word, while shopping and classifieds sites show similar search patterns to all categories (as depicted in the image above).

Hitwise just started a Canadian data-gathering effort and will be releasing more information about Canadian searches in the coming days. We'll keep tracking the info, so stay tuned.

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Nathania was a Search Engine Watch news correspondent from 2008 to 2010. Before that, she held positions as Senior Editor at Bold Interactive and Search Marketing Copywriter at Fortune Interactive.