Will SEO still exist in five years?

by Adminator on 2010/07/10

On February 26, 2009, Google software engineer Matt Cutts collected questions on Google Moderator and answered many of them on video. Kevin from Marseille, France asked: Will SEO still exist in 5 years?

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zazammweightloss May 8, 2009 at 11:09

I love Google ! ?

ITHINKSEARCH May 8, 2009 at 12:20

Good ideas. But be careful with spammers with links in blogs. In Spain, they are destroying all organic beauty. Cheers.

Michelll86 May 20, 2009 at 14:56

Thanks again Matt,

If I hear you talking I would almost say we dont need SEO experts in the future…

Hope I am wrong :D


wwwSEOWritersNet August 9, 2009 at 09:51

Content is very important and often forgotten with company sites. Many businesses fail each year online because they forgot about the importance of content on a website. Custom SEO articles provide many benefits for businesses.

ajayg514 September 2, 2009 at 04:48

Content Marketing will certainly always exist and should, but search engine Artificial Intelligence will continue to evolve. My only hope is that external factors like money does not affect the natural selection of these results. Go TheMusicAge to see another way of using user generated content in context of a Social Network. Google “TheMusicAge”.

brainworkindia September 15, 2009 at 01:23

I m happy to be an seo………….

PageOneSEO September 23, 2009 at 01:23

SEO will absolutely exist in five years. As long as there are search engines and ranking of results there will be people who want to be ranked at the top.

There are so many pages out there that don’t get the basics right that I could work for an eternity and not finish optimizing them all.

TrevorLovAnime September 27, 2009 at 03:46

What is swf

promocioweb September 29, 2009 at 19:36

I was making myself this question last year, my self answer was “leave it and run 100% into your IT career” and in the middle of quitting, instinctly boosted it up after a nice Sunday walk… Happy I did so, market is tending to value SEO professionals as a helping hand in this nowadays crisis times.
Nice to hear Matt commenting on this :)

pwollerman October 5, 2009 at 15:59

Since no-one has answered you prolly need help. A .swf suffux on a file means “Shock Wave Flash”. It’s a Flash file, Google it!

pwollerman October 5, 2009 at 16:01

But maybe you meant SEO? UM, it’s Search Engine Optimisation.

goata007 November 12, 2009 at 03:43

How can I get their 20-page SEO pdf??

salaser19 February 12, 2010 at 06:53

Jajajajaja una pregunta existencial

andyg3000 February 20, 2010 at 09:16

Thanks Matt….. Great video.

Flyborg April 9, 2010 at 01:27

@goata007 Search google for “google seo starter guide pdf” – it’s the first result.

MFUSION100 April 11, 2010 at 01:05

Dude i have a question. Is it right to choose low competition but popular keywords in SEO, and with this, can i advertise using high competiton keywords via the google adwards on the similar high ranked websites? like with PPC/PCM campaigns?

yakakey02 April 17, 2010 at 11:05

How can i get the words in this great video?


korvix April 25, 2010 at 04:30

sorry matt, but with no backlinks you don’t get rankings.

Thus, Google is still doing a bad job at defining who has the most quality content.

And we still need to be building backlinks the boring, long hard way.

Hope you will start picking up on User Behavior analytics where people behavior on a website and how long they stay on it will be a major factor of search engine rankings.

iMushCake April 25, 2010 at 22:39


greenlordd May 14, 2010 at 08:40

I think you should link the SEO starter guide in your description :)

dagr8rylz May 14, 2010 at 22:15

lol how is black hat illegal? LMAO Google just made up laws for the internet.

wwwSEOWritersNet June 9, 2010 at 08:07

You’re right. It’s not a secret. The more relevant and original articles and content you have written about your market, the more likely you’ll rank high for related keyword terms. It’s best to use Google’s keyword tool to find out how often people are searching particular phrases in order to determine which phrase you want to target….and that’s how SEO writers market websites.

hawk18211 June 17, 2010 at 23:07

SEO is very resourseful and needed and its not going anywhere

dannybuntu June 21, 2010 at 16:38

20 PAGE PDF. Is found in Google Webmaster site. I cant post link, it keeps getting blocked.

crackcomm July 2, 2010 at 15:18

Illegal hat – spam…

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