Death of SEO?
Aaron Wall of SEOBook.com threadlinked above points to a post by renagade moderator Sebastian over at SEW that states that SEM companies will be dropping like flies in 2005.
I tend to agree with Sebastian and Aaron seems to agree in part:
General broad SEO services for some random set fee to tons of clients will be a business model that provides less and less value as time passes and search advances.
Which is pretty much where I stand. Many SEO outfits will drop im thinking. It will be dinasoars that can't/wont move with the times and a large number of "the kiddies" - those seo's fresh out of school that have thrown up a website claiming seo-expertise.. (the ones that litter the forums with google-worshipping noise).
Aaron goes on to point out that niche SEO and highly specific SEO services will always have a place as long as search dominates the way we find information - arguably that day may come to an end, but not for a few years yet i reckon.
For those willing to hustle and adapt rapidly, i'd say the future is bright whatever the search engines throw at us next year. For the incompetent or decrepit, it's game over...
Thoughts from TW boys and girls on the state of SEO in 2005?