Silicon Valley Watcher - Former FT journalist Tom Foremski reporting from the intersection of technology and media

GOOG's New Universal Search Bad For SEOers

Posted by Tom Foremski - May 16, 2007

Google said searches will now combine all other types of results such as video, images, books as well as web pages.

It is a move away from silo search engines that focused on video, images, etc. Marissa Mayer, VP Search Products & User Experience, said that it was confusing for users to pick from search engines. "You almost needed a search engine for search engines."

Foremski's Take: This is bad news for the huge SEO industry because there is less space to get web pages into the first page, new opps for video placement. The focus now is on the first two results...

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