I Asked For Others Take On The Subject: Debra Mastaler: What can I do to create content for my site so I turn up for all the blended searches. Video, image, shopping , local - etc how can I make my site show up in each of those "one boxes’? Vince Blackham: It's about controlling more than just regular SERPs, but the images/youtube/and local that could show from a result, its all about the blended result instead of just the regular SERPs these days!
If I owned a travel blog/affiliate website I would be all over this information.
Industry Examples: Videos A guitar blog/product site/whatever could use these sites to get video ideas and then post them on their blog. Could even throw some viral in there and get funny.
Industry Examples: Images Create a Flickr group with all different kinds of Round Bed Images. Include those images on your own website & blog. Besides creating something that will show up in a ‘Mixed’ SERP, you can also answer these questions now, and drive traffic to your sites.
Industry Examples: Shopping Go find out what networks are being used here, and join them!
Industry Examples: Press Figure out where they are getting their press (industry specific) and submit a release!
Industry Examples: Local (Yahoo Local showing up in a Google result.) Find the places where people are getting listed local - and get listed too!
Industry Examples: Reviews Pay attention in the SERPs for sites that are reviewing & comparing. AND YES - See what it is going to take to get your site or products listed.
Highlights: Images - How can you better use images and get them to show up in the SERPs? Videos - How are others using video? How can you implement with current strategy? Create a YouTube Channel. News - Are you posting regular press releases? Use your competitor to get ideas. They will show up in the SERPs. Shopping Results - Are you using sites like Shopzilla to get into shopping results? There are plenty others too. Blog Posts - Are you even blogging? Find the questions that people are asking - and answer them! You be the one that provides that killer content! Books - Could you write a book about your industry? Review Sites - Make sure your company is listed on review sites. Local - Make sure and set up all your local accounts.
Matt Siltala Dream Systems Media, Founder http://www.dreamsystemsmedia.com @Matt_Siltala on Twitter