Desktop Search and Search

by Rob Sullivan

by Rob Sullivan

As you have probably heard by now, Yahoo has entered the desktop search fray, planning to release a Yahoo! branded desktop search in January. This now means that there are close to 1 dozen vendors supplying free desktop search.

While this may be great for users - at least users like myself who like cool new applications - it does have implications to those attempting to position their sites on the search engines.

When you have Google desktop search installed on your computer, and you launch a search on Google you will notice that desktop search results appear at the top of the search results page.

While this is handy for the user - it makes it more difficult for the search marketer to gain exposure

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