• no…

    it’s november 23rd. year in review? run out of ideas, much?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jack-N-Fran-Farrell/100002337622505 Jack N Fran Farrell

    Love your inverse horn of plenty on the day after Thanksgiving.

  • http://twitter.com/TomSchmitz Thomas M. Schmitz

    I do a monthly column. December, next month, will be my annual game plan for the coming year, which is why I do my year in review for November to November.

  • http://twitter.com/TomSchmitz Thomas M. Schmitz

    Good catch. I was not thinking about that when I made the graphic, but I like the way you think.

  • http://twitter.com/Greekgeek Greekgeek

    I also couldn’t help noticing the falling man logo from MYST. Move over, Rand Fisken, it’s Rand Miller!

    One other item from 2012: Google kept changing how it wants authorship implemented, so that at this point, if you don’t have sufficient social media pull, Google may override the validated authorship info for an article and feature a different author’s name, photo and links in the SERPs for your article if you mention or link to someone important. (Possibly a bug, but I’m seeing it happen more and more.)

  • http://www.thedsmgroup.com/ Jason Diller

    Amazing post. Best one on this topic ive seen this year. Maybe this post should be an infographic?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Fern-Fernie/1549367606 Fern Fernie

    Great article, even that it has stuff from late 2011.
    Thank you.
    Domo Sapiens

  • http://twitter.com/michaelirwin57 Michael Irwin

    Thank you for the terrific information, covers it all. Concise!

  • http://www.noggindigital.com/ Zach Kasperski

    Good post that covers a lot of different areas of how Google changed SEO in the past year; although, I think it would have been better executed to see some sort of a timeline. You bring a lot of great information to the table, but I think it’s a little hard to follow in the format currently presented. Just an idea.

  • xiao jack

    A great snatch of the Google movement in 2012!

  • http://twitter.com/jpnettles John Paul Nettles

    Great article. What about Author Rank?

  • http://twitter.com/sharithurow sharithurow

    Hey Tom,

    VERY nice review. Don’t care that it’s still November. Quick reference articles are very usable and very useful.

    And this is coming from an SEO who is not an algoholic….



  • http://twitter.com/Florida_SEO Edward Beckett

    +1 Tom — Now This is Quality Content. :-)

  • Pete Stevens

    Great review Tom.

    Here is a link to the Best SEO Tactic 2012 Award based on Marketing Sherpa results – Hope you like it.


  • http://www.facebook.com/StephenBFloyd Stephen Floyd

    Thomas, I appreciate the high level view that this article takes, with all the various updates it is helpful to have a concise point of information, I can use this article to help explain recent SEO to my existing and potential clients..kudos!

  • Lori Cain

    Awesome review. Would like to know more about rel=author if you can fit it into your December post.

  • http://twitter.com/whiteroseseo White Rose SEO

    On a personal level, any algorithmic update that provides results from varying domains, rather than many from one, can only be good for results and search experience.

  • http://www.ankushthakur.com/ Ankush Thakur

    Same here!

  • Moaz Butt

    Nice posr

  • http://www.facebook.com/milesr3 Miles Rossow

    Finally got around to reading this great article. It was good to freshen up on all the changes that occurred in 2012, and I even missed a couple of them when I wasn’t paying attention to SEO news.

    In my opinion, you should have definitely mentioned Google Places’ transfer over to Google+ Local & the Zagat rating system. I’m not sure exactly what changes occurred in their algorithm in regards to how it interacts with local listings, but many of my clients experienced similar problems involving new duplicate listings, combining existing listings, unattaching ownership of listings, and more. Not that this never happened before, but it began occurring with MUCH greater frequency after the switch to G+ Local.

    Am I mostly alone in this opinion though?