What Can Local Learn from Universal Search?

It remains to be seen how big of a role local search results will play in the blended search results that the major engines have all moved toward. But in the meantime, local content providers can learn a bit about self-promotion by following the search engines' lead.

In today's SearchDay, "What Local Can Learn from Universal Search," The Kelsey Group's Mike Boland looks at the long overdue opportunity to apply the principles of blended search to local search, with LiveDeal as an example of blended local search results.

About the author

Kevin Newcomb joined ClickZ in August 2004, covering search marketing and other online marketing topics. He has been reporting on web-based businesses since 2000.

Before the bubble burst, Kevin was a marketing manager for an online computer reseller, handling copywriting, e-mail marketing, search marketing and running the affiliate program.

With a combination of real-world marketing experience and years of business journalism, Kevin brings to ClickZ a unique ability to deliver news and training materials that help online marketers do their jobs better.