300+ Internet marketing predictions for 2012

300+ Internet marketing predictions for 2012

If you love lists, top 10s and bullet points (and, come on, as Internet marketers this stuff is our bread and butter), the week between Christmas and New Year’s is a gold mine. We all try to make sense of the year by cataloging its high points and missteps, then move on to making bold predictions for the year to come.

While 2012 is still a clean, blank sheet of paper just waiting to be scribbled upon, we’re gazing into the crystal ball by rounding up posts from around the web focusing on Internet marketing predictions. Big thinkers from all over the industry offer more than 300 total predictions, so read up to see what could happen in the year to come. Then tell us your own predictions in the comments.


Internet marketing

Search Engine Land: Digital Marketing Trends To Watch Out For In 2012

Top Rank Blog: Future Trends: 2012 Online Marketing & Technology Predictions

Small Biz Trends: 5 Internet Marketing Predictions for 2012

HubSpot: 18 Insightful 2012 Marketing Predictions From the Experts

Market Motive: Online Marketing Trends for 2012

SEOptimize: 30 Web Trends For 2012: How SEO, Search, Social Media, Blogging, Web Design & Analytics Will Change

Blind Five-Year Old: 2012 Internet, SEO and technology predictions

Content Marketing Institute: 150+ Content Marketing & Social Media Predictions for 2012

Social Media

Marketing Land: Social Media Marketing Of The Future

CNet: 5 social network predictions for 2012

Social Media Today: 5 Totally SWAG Social Media Predictions for 2012

Businesses Grow: The anti-prediction of 2012 social media predictions

Social Media Today: 2012 Social Media Predictions: 5 Must-Reads

Brian Solis: 2012 Social Marketing & New Media Predictions


Search Engine Watch: Search & Mobile Marketing Trends: SEO Apocalypse 2012

Email Marketing

Marketing Land: Email Marketing In 2012: How To Stay Ahead Of The Pack


PPC Hero: Our Favorite 2011 PPC Changes & Predictions For 2012

Content marketing

Junta 42: Top 15 Content Marketing Predictions for 2012

Reputation management

Search Engine People: 3 Reputation Management Trends & Predictions for 2012


Marketing Land: Twelve Mobile Predictions for 2012


Did we miss any Internet marketing prediction posts? Let me know and we’ll add yours. Share YOUR best guesses with us in the comments. Happy New Year from Raven Tools!

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Courtney Seiter

Listener, storyteller and petter of all animals. Content crafting at Buffer; sharing stuff about social media, workplace culture, diversity and music.

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  • http://www.sparkjunction.com/ Spark Junction

    Well, the online marketing environment has changed tremendously, the trends that could be felt back in 2008-2009 intensified by 2010 and now in 2012, some are already talking about “the end of SEO”…

  • mohan gokul

    these seo tips are extremely useful – keep up the good work