Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year.

Let kick of 2013 by looking at SEO predictions made by SEOMOZ for 2012 and how they measured up against their predictions.  This is quite insightful,

These were the predictions:

  1. Bing will have a slight increase in US marketshare, but remain <20% to Google’s 80%+
  2. SEO without social media will become a relic of the past
  3. Google will finally take stronger, Panda-style action against manipulative link spam
  4. Pinterest will break into the mainstream
  5. Overly aggressive search ads will result in mainstream backlash against Google
  6. Keyword (not provided) will rise to 25%+ of web searches
  7. We’ll see the rise of a serious certification program
  8. Google will make it very hard to do great SEO without using Google+

Read the article here…