Google’s Universal Search is upon us, sort of (you’ll see it only on occasion). what does this mean for you, the end-user? what does this mean for all the seo firms out there (of which i am a part of)?

the idea is to give the end-user more quality search results that cover the gamut of available web resources: news results, video clips, images, traditional web pages, etc.

this may sound like a good idea on the surface, but i’d be willing to bet that it can be a nuisance as much as it is a service.

right now, it is still difficult to find quality search results from the search engines without the added results from Universal Search.

throwing video, news, images and more into the mix just makes finding what you’re looking for that much more difficult. especially since the engines are not exactly expert at indexing such things as video and images.

in addition, with these added results thrown onto page one results pages of Google, the type of content you are used to looking for is now pushed further down the page or onto page two of the results pages. (obviously frustrating the seo’s)

can Google optimize this process to make Universal Search the end all of search? will this just annoy the average user? how will seo’s combat the issues associated with these new search challenges?

it’s an interesting topic right now. time will tell how this will all shake out. what are your thoughts?

Google’s Universal Search is upon us, sort of (you’ll see it only on occasion). what does this mean for you, the end-user? what does this mean for all the seo firms out there (of which i am a part of)?

the idea is to give the end-user more quality search results that cover the gamut of available web resources: news results, video clips, images, traditional web pages, etc.

this may sound like a good idea on the surface, but i’d be willing to bet that it can be a nuisance as much as it is a service.

right now, it is still difficult to find quality search results from the search engines without the added results from Universal Search.

throwing video, news, images and more into the mix just makes finding what you’re looking for that much more difficult. especially since the engines are not exactly expert at indexing such things as video and images.

in addition, with these added results thrown onto page one results pages of Google, the type of content you are used to looking for is now pushed further down the page or onto page two of the results pages. (obviously frustrating the seo’s)

can Google optimize this process to make Universal Search the end all of search? will this just annoy the average user? how will seo’s combat the issues associated with these new search challenges?

it’s an interesting topic right now. time will tell how this will all shake out. what are your thoughts?

i’ve compiled a listing of some common terms/phrases in the world of search engine optimization. it’s not a complete list mind you, but it’s a good start. you can find it on my ajazi.com web site at this page:

seo terms

let me know if you have any suggestions of words to add to the list. or if you think any of the terms are incorrect.

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