Content Targeting with User Segments just works with Content Search Web Parts but some additional work is needed if you want to leverage it with the Search REST API.
With the new SharePoint 2013 user segments we can display relevant content to our visitors. What if however we wanted to use user segments not only to control the content but to control Web Parts as well?
Content targeting with user segments in SharePoint 2013 allows you to do display personalized content to your visitors. Unfortunately, SharePoint doesn’t offer you a way to view how those pages would be displayed for the particular audience. See how to easily preview pages with targeted content as a specific user segment in SharePoint 2013.
Anonymous Search Results Cache is a great way of optimizing the performance of your public-facing website that uses search-driven publishing. Unfortunately things look a little less optimistic when combined with User Segments.
Last Saturday I presented on the SharePoint Saturday Holland 2013 on building intelligent websites using SharePoint 2013. Following is the presentation deck from my presentation.