Recently, a new study published findings about Google’s zero-click searches.
In the past, they’ve been made out to be more or less the problem when it comes to Search results. But Semrush’s study found that it was in fact another factor that was influencing the rates of desktop and mobile zero-clicks.
SEO Lingo: What are Zero-Clicks?
In the case of zero-clicks, it’s pretty much just as it sounds. With a few additional points that are important to know. Search Metrics defines zero clicks as “…queries in search engines…that do not send you to a third-party website from an organic search result.”
You might be wondering why SEO find zero-clicks to be a pain. Well, Search Metrics also says that “around 50 percent of searches currently end without a click on an organic search result.”
The Semrush Study Results
With this study bringing more information to light about search results you might be wondering about where in fact the clicks went.
Image Credit: SEMrush
In the image above is a breakdown of Google’s search findings for desktops. Based on these stats, one interesting factor is the google keyword rate, sitting at 17.9%. Search Engine Land reports that the majority of users searching “decide what to click on within 15 seconds.”
This sheds some light on the search decision-making skills. It appears as though if the results aren’t specific enough, then search won’t keep reading results. Instead, they will change the keywords used in their search, thus upping the zero-click rate.
For more details, you can read the full SEMrush study on their site.