The default Fast Search Server for SharePoint 2010 (FS4SP) comes with 2 verticals out of the box : All Sites and People.
One may want to add further verticals to refine results for a type of contents (videos, feeds) or create a regionalized vertical (selecting documents with a sub or specific department within your organization).
In this post, I will guide you through creating a quick vertical to select search content from a specific region aka EMEA.
You can now switch from one vertical to another and present end-users with specific results . Here in my above example I customized my EMEA Results page to show the MS logo to create a differentiator between verticals (helping end-users).
Et voila !
You have now a Search vertical, your new move will be to define what type of results your vertical should show.
You now want to :
* Add specific query parameters to your emea.aspx Search Box (Edit WP Props)
* Use a different Federated Location in the Search Core Results WP of your EMEA Results page (edit WP props).
* Use a scope to refine results from an existing Federated Location.
Happy Verticals !