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It could be the "Year of Social Media," considering the explosion of sites like Facebook, Digg and Twitter. Or it could be the "Year of Blended Search," considering the changes made by Google, Yahoo, Microsoft and Ask.com.

For many, it might be considered the "Beginning of the End of SEO," since the rise of personalized and customized search results, as well as quality-based ad ranking, will change the way search marketers go about their jobs.

With these trends and others taken in total, it seems to me that the best way to sum up the events of 2007 is to call it the "Year the Search Industry Grew Up."
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from Aussiewebmaster 2438 Days ago #
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Good article.... I think Social Media started walking this year and will be running by next year!

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from Gab 2438 Days ago #
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Wonder how many sphinns this would get without SEW in the name?

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from KevinNewcomb 2438 Days ago #
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@Gab - that was my oversight. It’s been corrected now, so i guess we’ll see the answer to your question soon. :)

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from claudieb 2438 Days ago #
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Great insights showing what factors impacted search the most in 2007 -- a good review for everyone with an eye on search.

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from kevinheisler 2438 Days ago #
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@Gab -Search Engine Watch ... Good. ...SEW ... baaaad. (to paraphrase Young Frankenstein) Search Engine Watch (SearchEngineWatch) may have been the worst domain name in search engine history for a keyword acronym: SEW. So I agree, SEW in a title always puts Search Engine Watch at a disadvantage.Or did you mean the Sphinn community wouldn’t vote for a Search Engine Watch blog post?Je vous remercie de votre corrigement. Pardonnez moi ma reponse en francais. Le site Sphinn n’offre pas d’accent aigu ni circonflexe ni grave. Quel etait votre opinion de l’article? Auriez vous prefere l’article s’il eut ete publie autrepars? Etes vous d’accord avec le point de vue ou non? Pouvez me suggerer d’autres articles meillleurs? Quels reporteurs vous plaisent?

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from shaynaburns 2438 Days ago #
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As a newbie to SEO (yes, I know I’ve mentioned that before), I really appreciate this 2007 summary. Looks like I picked an interesting year to hop on board! Let’s see what 2008 has in store :)

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