The Death of SEO: The Rise of Social, PR, and Real Content
I had lunch back in March with Adam Torkildson, one of the top SEO consultants in
and one of the best in the country.
He said something to me that blew me away. "
is in the process of making the SEO industry obsolete, SEO will be dead in 2 years."
I posted his statement on my blog and immediately received a flurry of comments; many from his colleagues in the SEO industry who wanted to:
Weigh in on my statement that Adam is great (or crazy)
Accuse me of writing a title for "link bait"
Declare how absurd Adam's assertion was
Agree and prophecy of their vision for the future
I have often used the phrase from the bomber pilots in World War II,
"The flak only gets heavy when you're over the target."
Adam's explanation about his claim made a lot of sense. I'll quickly summarize and add some background information...