This is a good time to be a digital marketer. Despite several years of economic struggles around the world — or perhaps because of it — the demand for online marketing services is on the rise. That’s according to the 2010 SEO Industry Survey that’s just been released by SEOmoz.
The survey attracted responses from online marketers in more than 90 countries, and when asked to characterize the demand for a variety of marketing services this year, most of the respondents said, in essence, that they’re busier than ever.
According to the chart above, marketers are seeing strong demand for SEO and social media services, in particular. E-mail marketing and PPC are seeing the least increase in demand, but few are reporting a decrease in demand for those services.
- 72% of respondents say the demand for SEO is up this year (2,614 of 3,651 overall replies)
- 75% say the demand for social media marketing is up
- 12% say the demand for e-mail marketing has dropped
- 10% say the demand for PPC is down
The survey also asked industry contributors about things like how/where they get job training, company budgets, SEO tactics, and tool usage for both SEO and social media. SEOmoz says more than 10,000 people replied to this year’s survey, making it triple the size of the last survey the company did in 2008.