It’s that time of year when kids of all ages excitedly finish off their Christmas wish lists while anticipating soon opening gifts filled with their heart’s desires. Although I can’t think of any material gifts I hope to find under the tree, with the holiday spirit surrounding me it is easy to imagine what I would wish for Christmas: an end to hunger, sorrow and pain; world peace; a healthy planet sustained by its inhabitants; more time with loved ones who passed; love, health and peace for my family and friends as well as for all – things like that come to mind.
Since search engine optimization is on my brain quite a bit, I thought about what an SEO Christmas wish list would contain. That’s an easy list to start, too, and one I thought I would share.
So here it is, the start to my 2011 SEO Christmas wish list:
- #1 ranking for our clients’ keywords – of course!
- A tremendous increase in non-brand organic search traffic and referrals – traffic that converts
- An unheard of conversion rate obtained and maintained
- Lots of new ideas for amazing campaigns with potential to go viral
- Thousands upon thousands of quality backlinks with good keyword anchor text
- A massive, engaged social community for each of our clients
- A search engine rep we can actually speak with when non-adwords issues arise
- A flood of five-star reviews for each client
- A few reasonably priced kick-ass copywriters who want to write, write, write and are filled with original ideas (contact us!)
- Industry experts who contact us wanting to guest post
- The return of keyword data “Not Provided”
- An end to blog comments obviously left only for a backlink
- An end to the growing tattle-tale approach to SEO. (Is that really how we want to play it?)
- A massage therapist standing behind me, working as I do
I’m sure there are many others that will later come to mind, but with time limited my list ends here as I get back to making some of those SEO wishes come true.
– Happy Holidays!