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As SERPs Get More Complicated, Focus on Relevant Elements
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At SES Chicago last year, Yahoo VP of Consumer Products, Larry Cornett suggested that blended search results bring businesses a broader range of SEO opportunities, a chance to take control of their brand, and a potential increase in qualified clicks. While these blended results can tend to divert users away from organic listings, as SEO Dave Naylor pointed out at that same conference, Cornett does have a point.

Optimizing for Mixed Media Search Results

As Google’s search engine competitors often bring up, searchers want more than just "ten blue links" these days. Of course it has been quite a while now since search results from any of the big three were only ten blue links for most searches. We are well into the era of blended search.

Blended or Universal Search?

Michael and I had the opportunity to attend the SMX (Search Marketing Expo) last week in sunny Santa Clara, CA.

SMX West: The Big Guys Look At Blended Search
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Whether you’re looking up a pizza parlor’s address, a picture of J.F.K, or a video of Maria Sharapova’s dog, the big names in search want their main engines to help you out.  A session titled "The Blended Search Revolution" looked at how they’ll do this.

ZVents Announces Blended Results

Zvents announced their launch of a new, blended search results page for local content. Now, when you do searches on their site, they’ll bring back results for various businesses, events, performances, movies, store sales and more in your local area. Here’s a screengrab of the newly-blended results page: