What are users searching for on your site?

Thank you for completing this survey! It is one page long, and we estimate it will take you 5-10 minutes to complete. Questions that begin with an asterisk (*) are required.

Why are we doing this? We (Rich Wiggins and Lou Rosenfeld) are writing a book on search analytics, focused on how to enhance a web site or intranet's local search performance. (We are not looking for data on how users reached your site via web search services like Google.) We're interested in learning about your site's top searches--and your interpretation of them--for our book.

What will you do with my information? If it's appropriate and enhances the book, your information will be included as a sidebar. If we do use it, we'll be sure to mention and thank you--and your employer--in the book. But even if you don't think we can publish your response, we'd still like to learn from you, and encourage you to complete this survey.

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1. Please identify yourself.
(We can't use anonymous responses.)
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2. Can we use the information that you'll provide in your response in our soon-to-be published book?
(We assume you are authorized by your employer to approve of the publication of this information in our book.)
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3. Please list your site's 20-100 most frequent search queries and how many results each retrieved.
(You can paste them here, or email as an attachment to snippets@louisrosenfeld.com. A sample is provided below; if you'd like a Perl script to process your logs, email us and we'll send you one.)
Here's a sample of what we're looking for:
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4. Do the searches you submitted include anything that's especially interesting, surprising, or strange? If so, how might you explain it?
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5. When did these searches take place?
(Please list their date range below.)
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searches ended
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6. If you know how many total searches were executed during this period, please enter that number below.
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7. On which site were these searches executed?
(Please list the organization that maintains the site, and, if possible, paste in the site's URL.)
8. Is there anything else we should know about these searches?
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