Predictions for Local Search in 2012

Well it is a new year and there have been many posts on what we could expect. What can we expect? Right now I can not say but the way the economy is right now, it is going to take a while for things to turn around.  It has been a tough year or so for yours truly. Even before things went south, different regions are reacting differently to the current economy. What I have seen in Georgia is that  a lot of small business are contracting and slowing down getting on the web.  If they are on the web, then they are  doing very little.  I know not all regions are seeing this. So right now, I am trying to ride out the storm.

Here are some great articles on what others think will happen in 2012. They are not listed in any particular order.

A Few Link Building Predictions For 2012

Biggest Search Events of 2011 & Predictions for 2012

How to Hit for Par or Better in 2012

Small Business Software Trends for 2012

Over Two-Thirds Of Advertisers Will Spend More On Video Ads In 2012

Don’t Scale Back On SEO In 2012

Press Release Distribution Sites For 2012

5 Internet Marketing Trends for SMBs to Watch in 2012

Five Steps To Capturing Mobile Customers In 2012

Topline Local ‘Marketplaces’ Predictions for 2012

Local Search: Light Speed Ahead

SEO Considerations For Google Mobile Search In 2012

Digital Marketing Trends To Watch Out For In 2012

Predictions For Local Search In 2012 – Year Of The Dragon

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  1. Wow, you have some great links in this post. Checked out a couple and I’m headed to check out more but wanted to give you some encouragement first. My business is actually booming and I think it’s because I’m finding the business owners who realize now is the time to get online. Done right, a website is an investment not an expense. If you aren’t getting out and meeting business owners, I’d encourage you to do so as that’s the best way to find the ones who realize a down economy is not necessarily the time to cut back on marketing. It’s time to ramp it up!

    Glennette Goodbread, Owner
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