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SearchTools Survey - July 2001

Frequency of Update

Sites which are updated very often are more in need of searching -- visitors can't be sure what is available. Sites updated hourly and daily are more likely to have search engines than those updated monthly or less often. However, the more frequently the site changes, the more difficult it is to keep the search index up-to-date: perhaps that's why many sites updated daily and even hourly do not have search engines installed. The proportions have not changed much since our previous surveys.


frequency without search with search
Hourly 45 46
Daily 232 177
Weekly 226 95
Monthly 123 39
Rarely 50 11


July 2001 Survey Results

Sites & Search
 - Why Install
 - Why Not Installed
 - Site Sizes
 - Update Rate
 - Server Location
 - Languages
 - Multilingual Sites
 - File Formats
 - Summary
 - Popular
 - Custom
 - Others

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