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We've taken a week off from the Internet... boy is that a mistake as the Internet never sleeps. As a result there are a number of great Search related stories that we have been going through. We thought that we wold share a few with our first top 10 list of 2009.
Here are the Top 10 Must Read Search Stories Entering 2009
#10. Little Known Link Opportunities for 2009 - this was a fun one that we came across from Brian Ussery.
#9. 7 Social Media & Web Analytics Predictions for 2009 - from Social Media Today. Some intersting thoughts about how social media may progress in '09.
#8. Interview: Pytey of the iPhone Dev Team - Greg Kumparak from TechCrunch. OK so maybe this is not Search specific, but it does have implications for mobile Search.
#7. A Christmas Present for SEOs: 10 Tips to Pick the Low Hanging Fruit - Rand Fishkin from SEOmoz shares a few more tips prior to the holidays.
#6. Marissa Mayer At Le Web: The (Almost) Complete Interview - from TechCrunch which has led to speculation about Marissa Mayer possibly leaving Google in 2009 as reported at Search Engine Watch.
#5. Yes, Keyword Ranking Reports are Still Valuable - ah a very hot topic these days being discussed at SEO Book.
#4. Google's Death Grip and Search Snapshots - Enquiro's Gord Hotchkiss always has a lot of interesting insight into Search and how we use Search.
#3. Top 20 SEO Posts from ASK Enquiro in 2008 - OK so we're a little biased (although we could have eaily listed this at #1). A number of the SEO posts over at ASK Enquiro did originate here at SEO-Space and there really are some good tips for assisting site owners in their Search optimization and online marketing efforts.
#2. Tough Love For Microsoft Search - a long but telling piece about Microsoft and their Search mishaps by Search Engine Land Danny Sullivan.
#1. Measuring Natural Search Marketing Success - by Rob Garner over at Search Insider. This is an important article for site owners and business execs alike. As a result it has landed in our top spot of must reads entering 2009. This quote from a reader sums up the importance of this article: "Natural search comes dressed in overalls and looks like hard work -- but done well, it's capable of beating the pants off of paid search from an ROI perspective..." Expect to hear a lot more on this in 2009.
Some great reading to get the year started off right.