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We asked why web site managers install search engines. In this survey, 555 (about 33%) of the survey responses were from those who have installed search engines: this is down from last year.
Most of the site managers (57%) cited improved navigation for their visitors as a reason to install search, but the proportion was smaller than in earlier years. Many site managers also believe that a search engine adds to the professional appearance of a site (23.7%), while marketing departments are becoming more active in encouraging managers to add search engines. Note that the survey allows for multiple reasons.
Reasons to implement search Numbers citing Improved navigation 450 Professional look for site 187 Customer Service 52 Marketing 37 Useful site tool 20
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