“Better searching may be giving small businesses … well, some of them … a leg up.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) – There’s a little medieval armor shop in Ohio that made a few bucks more this Christmas because of the Internet.
And an electronics shop in Indiana.
And a specialty hardware outfit in Vermont.
And an art gallery in California.”
– I do not agree with one point in this article. That point is that just because you have deep pockets you will place highly in the search engines. If that is the case then ‘small business blog’ would not show http://www.sbblog.com (The Small Business Blog (TM)) as number one in Google, Yahoo and MSN Search. While it is true that on some sites it can make a difference, it mostly has to do with understanding the technology and gaining the traffic. While a deep pockets business could technically buy this, at this point in time it is not a very common practice and would make the world of search a very boring place. -ed.