Posts Tagged ‘year’

Interesting items of 2008

January 6, 2009

Google launches a browser: Chrome. After a bit of hype people return to Internet Explorer and Firefox.

A new search engine pops up: Cuil touted because of the mere presence of a former Google employee, quickly crashes and burns. People return to Google, some go to Yahoo and Microsoft. Does anyone still use Ask?

Adsense gets suckier. Yes, we all made less money while Google made even more. Any predictions for this year?

Twitter explodes (literally) people are using this thing left and right. I say, “What’s the point? It’s totally lame!”

Facebook, MySpace, and Digg still the main portals for a lot of people. Except for those dummies signed up with AOL. Hello! McFly!

Blogging is bigger than ever. SEO and search is messed up even more by Google’s tactics. Mobile search isn’t making a wave yet. Google earth, maps, street view is awesome on the iPhone. GPS is absolutely necessary, even if you know where you’re going.

The Internet is even more crowded than ever.

Holidays a great time to review

December 23, 2008

While you’re enjoying your time off it’s a great time to reflect on your SEO strategies. Have you fully implemented your SEO plan? How’s it going so far? What aspects were effective? Which need to change? SEO tactics are constantly evolving and what worked last year isn’t going to work next year. Talking with your consultant in the new year is a good idea. Refresh old ideas, talk strategy, reaffirm goals, and continue to develop relationships. Although it may be unpopular you might have to end some longtime relationships which have not reaped benefits for your website.

Change is never an easy thing but often can inject new life into your website. Keep those ideas coming. Don’t be so quick to brush off, potentially great ideas. There’s going to be a diamond in the rough sooner or later, you just got to keep plugging along. Good content will always attract attention. Focus on your SEO strategies for the upcoming year and you will enjoy online success. Happy Holidays!