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    26 January 2013

    If you follow SEO, even in a little, you know that there have been a lot of changes lately. Google has unleashed a multitude of algorithm updates for their search engine rankings that have drastically shaken up the SEO landscape in the past couple of years, most notably in 2012 with the Penguin update.

    These changes caused a bit of a frenzy among SEO professionals because a significant amount of their strategies and tactics for search engine optimization have now become less reliable, and in some cases obsolete.

    Does that mean you should fear 2013 from an SEO perspective?

    No. Not at all.

    In fact, the best thing you can do for your business and your website is embrace the change. Let go of the old tactics like over-optimizing your content and automating backlinks, because not only are they outdated and no longer effective, but they may even hurt your brand and it’s search rankings.

    Successful SEO, moving forward into 2013, is all about users first and search engines second. More than ever before, you need to focus on high quality, relevant content that genuinely engages the reader.

    View the infographic below for more details on what you need to do (and what you need to avoid) in regards to SEO in 2013: The Year of the Consumer.


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    4 Responses to SEO in 2013: Year of the Consumer [Infographic]

    1. Gregory Baumgartner January 27, 2013 at 6:27 am #

      great info graphic – much easier to read than an article on seo and makes the important points. The one area i was confused about was “naked urls” because it appears to be http:// or www. and a variation.
      As important as it it getting to mix up keywords i guess everything helps. I like long term key words as it gives variation and also a potential higher rank for a less used term.

      • Wayne Liew January 30, 2013 at 12:51 am #

        Naked URLs are simply using the original URL of the content that you are linking to without using any anchor text. The URL doesn’t have to contain http:// or not, as long as there are variations, you’re good! This is how users would naturally link to content on the Internet.

    2. Thomas Jakobson January 28, 2013 at 11:35 am #

      I really like the graphics! They are much easier to comprehend and make sense of than regular text. This has a lot of useful information, but as Gregory mentioned, I am a little confused about the naked URL as well.

      Anyway, thanks for the post!

    3. Patrick January 30, 2013 at 11:38 am #

      Great article, I loved the infographic. Made understanding the process much easier. From experience I can tell you how crucial SEO is to the success of a company. I look forward to more information on changes to SEO in the future!

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