indyank - 3:32 am on Sep 5, 2012 (gmt 0)
If I search for any popular film artiste or celebrity of my country, I get these results.
2) Google images
3), 4) and sometimes 5) - Youtube videos and sometimes 5) has the embedded music results.
6) Facebook fan page or profile ,if any. Guess The slot is earmarked for google+ as well and all it takes is for the the celebrities to have a Google+ page, which they don't currently.
7), 8) aqnd 9) other sites and sometimes all these are from a single site.
10) Google news.
I do see the order shuffling for the top 6 slots but they continue to be from the same domains that i have mentioned. so the only chance for 3rd party sites to rank on page 1 is 7), 8) or 9) and if the celebrity has his or her own domain, the slots for others is merely 2!
Wikipedia is invariably no.1 for all these searches and I guess it is an "undisclosed deal" with wikipedia, as their information is used for the knowledge graph on the right. Looks like the arrangement with wikipedia also helps Google in countering people who might say they are pushing hard their own domains higher up on their SERPS.
If the no. of results dwindle on page 1 of SERPS it would be time to say goodbye for all others and to announce "We are no more a search engine on page 1 but just an information aggregation (predators) engine". But they would just stop short of announcing it and leave it for their users to arrive at it.