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Top Blended Search Queries in Google for 2009
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Blended search continues to evolve and become important in terms of what is being displayed in the search results.  In Google, blended search is known as Universal Search and includes items such as image search, video search, book search, news search, local search, shopping results and blog results.  As online marketers, you should be establishing a blended search strategy if you have not yet done so.  Blended search optimization is a missed opportunity by many organizations, and in 2010, you will definitely want to leverage this option to help intercept your target audience.

Here is a look at some of the top searched for queries in blended results as provided by Google.

Google News Search - Fastest Rising

  1. swine flu
  2. susan boyle
  3. jon and kate
  4. adam lambert
  5. rihanna (chris brown)
  6. new moon
  7. inauguration
  8. michael jackson
  9. nadya suleman
  10. missing link found

Google Image Search - Fastest Rising

  1. lady gaga
  2. new moon
  3. michael jackson
  4. megan fox
  5. selena gomez
  6. rihanna
  7. taylor swift
  8. bella swan
  9. alice cullen
  10. jacob black

Google Book Search - Fastest Rising

  1. twilight
  2. new moon
  3. eclipse
  4. untamed
  5. democracy in america
  6. mere christianity
  7. the second sex
  8. city of glass
  9. pretties
  10. the last olympian

Google Mobile Search - Fastest Rising

  1. twitter
  2. michael jackson
  3. facebook
  4. imdb
  5. cta bus tracker
  6. bebo
  7. nba scores
  8. univision.com
  9. steve mcnair
  10. espn.com

Google Maps - Fastest Rising

  1. mount everest
  2. laguna seca
  3. in-n-out
  4. grand canyon
  5. eiffel tower
  6. white house
  7. great wolf lodge
  8. wild animal safari
  9. voodoo doughnuts
  10. path station
 Any surprises?  As usual there are a number of entertainment type queries being search for.  This is especially true with image search and news search.  Regardless, people are paying attention to blended search and are engaging with it like never before.  Optimizing for blended search should be a strong component of your online marketing strategy going into 2010.

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