Ever wanted to see how truly simple it is to configure an accelerator for Internet Explorer 8?
Ever wonder how much more traffic you could drive to your web site with something as easy as an IE8 search accelerator (since almost every web site has at least some level of “Search” capabilities on their web site?)
An IE8 accelerator is really just short and simple XML file – here’s an example one below for doing a search on MSDN: This one is REAL handy if you happen to be a .NET Architect / Developer):
Once installed, these things are extremely powerful – since they can offer your users simple service capabilities like “Search” (on your web site) with just 1 right-click in their browser – like this:
To get these results – FROM YOUR WEB SITE!:
And the best part – once you have a cool Accelerator built, feel free to upload it to the IE Gallery at: http://www.ieaddons.com
Take at look at this short, easy-to-follow guide to creating an Accelerator for Internet Explorer 8 on the IEBlog: http://blogs.msdn.com/ie/archive/2009/12/23/accelerator-creation-guide.aspx
It’s a great (and free) way to gain more exposure for your Accelerator and ultimately YOUR services running on YOUR web sites.