2011 January

January 2011

This year, smart money will be spent on implementing search engine optimization (SEO) initiatives that scale.

Where should enterprises allocate the bulk of their SEO budget this year? Seek out opportunities to realign these three core areas of enterprise search to get the biggest bang out of your SEO bucks in 2011.

And yes, indeed, it does also helps if you can squeeze in micro-format implementations so you can be ahead of the curve as it gains further SE integration into 2011. Thank you Michael Martin!

[Read] Enterprise SEO: 3 Secrets to Scalable Success in 2011
at Search Engine Watch

Being a regular Search Engine Land reader I was pleasantly surprised to find a wonderful round-up of online marketing predictions for 2011. But I’m a highly visually oriented, so I decided to take a few of the foremost predictors’ prognostications and create a few beautiful word clouds over at  Wordle. The results were illuminatingly insightful. Don’t you agree?

Apparently John Battell has predicted that Facebook will be major this year what with going public and all, Groupon will be a major player, and Yahoo will lack millions.

Meanwhile, over at ReadWriteWeb, staffers predict that the Verizon iPhone will be ginormous in 2011.

ReadWriteWeb Staff Predictions for 2011

ReadWriteWeb Staff Predictions for 2011

And finally, Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz fame an fortune predicts that getting clients will be huge in 2011. Apparently Mobile Search, Links and Content will also be very big in SEO this year.

SEOmoz SEO Predictions for SEO

SEOmoz SEO Predictions for SEO

I hope you have enjoyed this visual check of what 2011 holds for SEO and online marketers over the next 12 months.