Did you mean: misspell
Looking at my logs, I noticed that an average of 5 to 6% of all visitors from Google used the spell-correction to make it to my site (this is the same across several sites, the rest of the numbers are from one site only for the last 6 months). I was really surprised at that number!
7.7% of my Google visitors came in with the Firefox Google-search box (which provides income to Mozilla), 2.2% came through some other custom search engine / Adsense for search, 1.0% came in from a Dell branded Google search. 0.4% had their Google display 100 entries/page, whoda thunk. 3.5% had safe-search active (at least in the referrer URL, in various forms), 1.2% had it turned off (in the URL).
Of all my Yahoo users, only 1.8% used the spelling correction (1.7% used the spelling suggestion on top of the results, 0.1% used the one on the bottom) -- which could mean that either Yahoo users know how to spell or Yahoo doesn't correct misspellings that well, or perhaps even, that Yahoo sends users to the proper search results even if the query is misspelled. I wonder which one it is?
Yahoo displays a lot of related queries: over 2.5% of my visitors (from Yahoo) used a related query suggestion to make it to my site. The first related suggestion got 1.7%, the second one 0.6%, so the top suggestions seem to be useful (to my visitors at least).
MSN/Live won't tell me much and the 3 visitors I got from ask.com aren't really statistically relevant.
Oh and "I'm feeling lucky"? Only 0.2% of my Google-visitors used that. Maybe I just need more #1 rankings :naughty:
Check your sites!
Go ahead and try it with your own log files! I put together a small tool to pull those numbers out: http://oyoy.eu/site/sereferrer/
It has an online version (can only process log files of a limited size) and a Windows-PC based version (which I used to check 10GB of logs - finally something to do with all those old files).
Let me know what you think! Oh, and please post your numbers, it would be great to compare!