The Carousel display shows results in an image-focused fashion, listed horizontally at the top of the SERP. The new reports show an updated design, with images set on a black background.
According to Greg Gifford on the Autorevo blog, Carousel results are moving beyond restaurants and hotel searches, with more than 50 different topics serving up the Carousel display, including searches for: wedding venues, recording studios, city parks, art galleries and grocery stores.
Mike Blumenthal’s blog reports that the new Carousel design and display of results, “…will ‘disrupt’ traditional searcher behaviors that heavily favored the first search results by spreading clicks more evenly across the page. With a horizontal display, it might be equally advantageous to be third as it is to be first in order.”
(Image credit: Search Engine Round Table)