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					Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
We surveyed a total of 300 consumers that use the web to research entertainment products, services and information • A custom survey instrument (questionnaire) was developed to measure respondents’ use of the web, and search engines in particular, for researching and purchasing Movies, Music, Games, Television, Media and Tickets The survey was conducted online, through a web-based interviewing process, in April 2005 Our sample is evenly distributed across all age groups and genders Respondents were recruited through web advertising across thousands of websites The survey was designed and administered by Media-Screen, an independent strategic market research firm, with sample provided by Insight Express

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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 1

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Executive Summary
• Google is the most popular search engine for researching and/or purchasing Entertainment products, services or information online – used by 83% of all respondents •The vast majority (89%) of Google users have used the web to learn more about an Entertainment product, service, or information •Google users are active in all entertainment categories, particularly Movies (77%) and Music (68%) •For movie-related activities, Google users use search engines to help them read reviews (74%), watch trailers (66%) and/or check movie times (61%) •The vast majority (86%) of Google users who use websites to learn about Movies, use a search engine to find those movie sites •79% Google users say search engines are very/somewhat important for researching/purchasing movies and related info

Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 2

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Executive Summary (cont.)
•For music-related resources, Google users primarily use search engines to help them listen to music samples (75%), read reviews (63%) and/or purchase CDs online (53%) •84% of Google users who use websites to find music-related information, use a search engine to help them find those music sites •Most Google users (77%) think search engines are very/somewhat important for researching/purchasing music related products •For gaming products and information, Google users use search engines to help them read game reviews (69%), purchase games online (49%) and obtain patches (48%) •85% of Google users who use websites to learn about gaming products, use a search engine to help them find those gaming sites •The vast majority (86%) of Google users say search engines are very/somewhat important for researching/purchasing gaming products
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 3

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
The vast majority (89%) of Google users have used the web to learn more about an Entertainment product, service, or information
100% 90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
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Have you ever done any of the following online? Please select all that apply.
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 4

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Google users are active in all categories, particularly Movies (77%) and Music (68%)
90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0%
Movies (i,e., Music (i.e., CD’s Media (i.e. new s, Television (i.e. Games (i.e., DVDs, videos, artist info, MP3 magazines, radio, TV show s, TV video games, looking up player) books) netw orks, consoles, handshow times, subscription helds, online looking up movie services such as games) info) cable/satellite Tickets (i.e., movie tickets, concert tickets, theatre tickets) Other, please specify

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You indicated that you have researched and/or purchased entertainment products, services or information online. What kinds of items did you research or purchase? Select all that apply
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 5

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Television (81%) and Friends/Family (67%) are the primary ways Google users learn about new movies and/or movie related products
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Thinking about offline as well as online resources, how do you usually learn about new movies and/or movie-related products or information? Select all that apply
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 6

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
A vast majority (78%) of Google users go to websites to find out more about a movie or movie-related product, and 52% use a search engine
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Once you’ve heard about a new movie or movie-related product, what resources do you use to find out more about it? Select all that apply
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 7

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Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
The vast majority (86%) of Google users who use websites to learn about Movies, use a search engine to find those movie sites
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You indicated that you use websites to learn about new movies or movie-related products. Do you ever use a search engine to help you find movie-related websites?
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 8

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Google users use search engines to help them read reviews (74%), watch trailers (66%) and/or check movie times (61%)
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Which of the following movie-related activities do you use a search engine to help you do? Select all that apply
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 9

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Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
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How important is using a search engine in helping you research and/or purchase movies and/or movie-related information?
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 10

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 11

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Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
A vast majority of Google users (73%) use websites to learn more about a music-related product, and 57% use a search engine
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Once you’ve heard about a new music-related product, service or information, what resources do you use to find out more about it? Select all that apply
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 12

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Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
84% of Google users who use websites to find music-related information, use a search engine to help them find those music sites
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You indicated that you use websites to learn about new music-related products, services or information. Do you ever use a search engine to help you find a music websites?
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 13

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Google users primarily use search engines to help them listen to music samples (75%), read reviews (63%) and/or purchase CDs online (53%)
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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 14

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Most Google users (77%) think search engines are very/somewhat important for researching/purchasing music related products
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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 15

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Google users mostly use Friends/Family (58%) and/or Websites (57%) to learn about new gaming products or services
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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 16

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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 17

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
85% of Google users who use websites to learn about gaming products, use a search engine to help them find those gaming sites
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You indicated that you use websites to learn about new gaming products or services. Do you ever use a search engine to help you find a gaming website?
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 18

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 19

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
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Overall, how important is using a search engine in helping you research and/or purchase gaming products or services?
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 20

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 21

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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 22

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
89% of Google users who use websites to find television programs and services use a search engine to help them find those sites
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You indicated that you use websites to find television programs or services. Do you ever use a search engine to help you find a television website?
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 23

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 24

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Most Google users (68%) think search engines are very/somewhat important for researching/purchasing gaming products

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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 25

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Google is the most popular search engine for researching and/or purchasing Entertainment products, services or information online – used by 83% of all respondents
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90% 80% 70% 60% 50% 40% 30% 20% 10% 0% 83%

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Which of the following search engines do you use when you research and/or purchase Entertainment products, services or information online? Select all that apply
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 26

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Our sample of Google users is almost evenly divided between women and men
56% 54% 54% 52% 50% 48% 46% 46% 44% 42% 40% Female Male

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Please indicate your gender
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 27

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
Our sample of Google users is evenly distributed across all age groups

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Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 28

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
48% of Google users has completed college or have a higher education degree
40% 35% 30% 25% 20% 15% 10% 5% 0% 34% 27% 15% 3% 6% 15%

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High school High school Completed College Completed Completed or less graduate or some graduate some graduate equivalent college, but (e.g., B.A., graduate school (e.g., GED) no degree A.B., B.S.) school, but (e.g., M.S., no degree M.D., Ph.D.)

What is the highest level of education you have completed or the highest degree you have received?
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 29

Use of Online for Entertainment Products & Information
45% of our sample of Google users earn $50K – $150K annually (HHI)
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What was your total 2004 household income before taxes?
Source: 2005 Entertainment Survey Conducted by Media-Screen. Sample from Insight Express (April 2005) 30

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