He means that people just type the site they want into a search engine, and then click the link. So, instead of typing in digitalhome.ca, they search for digital home and then hit enter click the link. It works well when you don't know if the site is a .com or .ca, etc.
Now, some people actually go to yahoo.com or google.com and then do the search. I will do my search in the search bar at the top of my Firefox or IE7.
edit: Also, in a search bar, you don't have to worry about spelling, if you're a crappy typer like me.
Thanks, asif9t9, that's exactly what I meant. Not only have I seen people come to my site that way, but I've actually said to people, "Hey, go to sitexyz.com" and watched them type sitexyz.com into the search field and then select it from the results page.
These are all "searches"...but pretty useless/pointless ones.
I rarely type a URL anymore, searching gives me a better chance at avoiding fake sites because of a typo.
And its also faster.
(google is my homepage, and it auto sets focus on the search field, so i just type the site i want, e.g. 'digitalhome' and here i am faster than it would take to click at the top, and type in digitalhome.ca - and if i make a typo, google corrects me.)
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