The Big List of 2009 Marketing Predictions

If you’ve been thinking about what’s in store for 2009, join the crowd. The start of a new year always brings out the proverbial crystal ball, but perhaps this year more than most, online marketers are trying to figure out what’s around the corner.

To that end, here’s a big list of articles and blog posts where writers have shared their forecasts, predictions, and/or resolutions for the new year. A couple are (an attempt at being) humorous, some are completely serious. Either way, this might help you focus your own thinking on what’s in store for 2009.

Search Marketing

Online Marketing

Social Media


Small Business



Feel free to add any I missed in the comments!

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  • ajkohn

    I’ll toss my own 2009 Internet and Technology predictions, the biggest of which turns Microsoft’s Live Search into a viable place for search marketers.

    For those who have carpel tunnel or just want a cliff notes version.

    Facebook Becomes A Portal

    Identity Systems Fail

    Video Advertising Succeeds

    Microformats Go Mainstream

    Banner CTR Becomes Obsolete

    RSS Adoption Spikes

    Kindle 2.0 Flops

    Google Search Share Stalls

    FriendFeed Surpasses Twitter

    Someone ‘Dies’ (no not Steve Jobs)

  • nmallin

    How could you forget SearchViews?

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