Well here we are at the end of a great year for SEO’s, Internet Marketers and of course, Beanstalk. It’s been a true pleasure to attend my first Search Engine Strategies Conference in San Jose and I look forward already to speaking at the New York conference in April. It was also a pleasure to make it through yet another year with our guarantees in tact without a requirement to pay back any clients due to missing them.
We would like to genuinely thank each and every one of you, clients or just visitors to our blog, for the part you played in making 2006 such a great success for Beanstalk. We look forward to serving you through 2007.
And now, let’s get on with it shall we? Below you’ll find some great links with info from 2006 and predictions for 2007.
Webmaster Radio – Yesterday on Webmaster Radio, Jim Hedger and I discussed some of our predictions for 2007. Give it a listen. In may cases we disagree so you’ll have to decide for yourself who’s right. (Hint: It’s me 😉
101 Biggest Stories In Search (Link removed – no longer available) – Chris Winfield of 10e20.com posted a list of his top 101 stories in search for 2006. There’s some genuine info and some humerus tid-bits. Well worth the read. He includes links to a ton of great info as well.
Jim Hedger’s predictions for 2007 – Jim Hedger lists his top predictions for 2007 as it relates to search (and Duke Forever). I’ve had to link to the printer-friendly version as SitePro still hasn’t taken my advice and isn’t posting their homepage content in a secondary (permanent) location.
Rand Fishkin’s Predictions – Rand Fishkin posts on SEOMoz his predictions for the Web in 2007. He’s always worth paying attention to.
And here are just some of my predictions for 2007:
1 – Google will launch or at the very least we’ll start hearing some serious rumors that they are going to launch their own network-based computer system. They will work with manufacturers to provide an extremely low cost PC that doesn’t have a hard drive but rather boots from Google’s servers, provides free of charge Google’s apps, is based on the Firefox browser. The only major hurdle they will face is allowing for the installation of programs. They will get around this by having a large online gaming area (fee based) and allowing for either an external hard drive or other memory source.
2 – MSN will gain ground in search. There are many who will disagree. This is based more on a hunch than anything else so we’re just have to wait and see.
3 – Social media will continue to gain ground. SEO firms will need to add divisions to accommodate this growing area of Internet Marketing.
4 – Ask.com will throw at least 5 huge parties in 2007 winning the hearts and minds of SEO’s everywhere. Already looking forward to seeing them in NY. 🙂
5 – Enquisite will become much more influential as a provider of search referral data.
6 – BJ & Tyler will win the Amazing Race 11 (assuming they’re racing together in it). Season 11 will be a “best of” and I’m already anxious to see my fav AR duo head for the finish line.
Thanks again and HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!