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Retailers, your company Web site's search function can earn you new customers. According to the Boston-based Aberdeen Group, 70% of online retailers reported browsers to their Web sites were more likely to become buyers when their Web site's search functions were used. With so many households online (93% of households with incomes of $75,000 or more are online according to the Pew Internet & American Life Project Tracking Survey; nearly four out of 10 households turn to the Internet to research outdoor furniture products in particular according to Casual Living's exclusive 2007 Consumer Buying Trends Survey), it's obvious — consumers want knowledge about specific products they are planning to purchase. With so little time to shop, these busy folks frequently go online before going to the store. So, does your Web site make the grade?

National 2007
Data refers to place of residence
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics
May 4.5% April 4.5%


Permits United States Northeast Midwest South West
April '07 numbers are preliminary
Source: Bureau of the Census and National Assn. of Realtors
April '07 1,429 157 223 700 349
Change from Apr. '06 -28.1% -15.1% -21.5% -30.9% -30.9%
Starts
April '07 1,528 172 194 763 399
Change from Apr. '06 -16.1% -4.4% -42.6% -13.0% -6.3%
New home sales
April '07 981 83 120 561 217
Change from Apr. '06 -10.6% 43.1% -28.1% -3.4% -25.4%
Existing home sales
April '07 5,990 1,040 1,380 2,380 1,190
Change from Apr. '06 -10.7% -8.8% -11.5% -8.8% -15.6%


6/14/2007 6/15/2006
Dow 13553.73 11015.19
NASDAQ 2296.89 1898.18


Source: Data Network, Huntington, N.Y.
This information and data, though believed accurate, is not guaranteed. Data Network is not liable for any inaccuracies.
Dow 23.05%
NASDAQ 21.00%


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