SEOmoz’s 8 Predictions for SEO in 2012

Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz makes predictions every year on where SEO is heading. His predictions for SEO in 2012 are outlined below:

#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 Searchers

#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+