Holiday SEO Wish List

Written by: Drew Lyon   Austin, Texas

Posted on: December 24, 2013

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It’s Christmas Eve and we’re finally getting around to making our Holiday SEO Wish List. Hopefully it reaches Northern California in time…

Dear Google Claus,

Boy you really shook things up this year. You followed up a parade of Pandas and Penguins by announcing a major surprise at your 15th birthday party. A whole new way to interact with search, you say. Hmm. What’s that, you want us to talk to Google like it’s a real person now? Well, Okay Google. Hello Hummingbird! We look forward to getting to know more and more about you in the years to come.

Now in the spirit of the season, we were hoping you would at least entertain a few of our holiday wishes:

Come clean about Google+ already – Exactly how much do you intend to factor this little social network of yours into ranking results…huh, huh? You’ve been keeping awfully mum on the topic ever since it launched, but we figure that’s all going to change pretty darn soon. Come on, put an end to the suspense.

Please don’t take any more of our most beloved analytic features away – Killing Google Reader was one thing, but man, removing our ability to see which keywords were driving traffic to a site, that was just plain cold. “Not provided” is not cool.

Real time search – Yes, we know you tried incorporating Twitter into search results in years past, but ever since that deal went south, we’ve been left with a 140-character-or-less instant-info void in our results. Sure, we can still go to Twitter itself and get it there, but wouldn’t it be mighty convenient if you found a way to bring it back under the massive Google umbrella of services, seeing as that’s where we spend so much of our time anyway.

And a few things we sure wouldn’t mind taking off your hands…

One Autonomous Car, At least two pairs of Google Glass (cause you don’t want to be the only one in the room wearing them), Starbucks Barista Droid (rumor has it you several of these on campus), The Secret to a Long & Healthy Life (Calico Project, don’t play coy), and a Ray Gun that can instantly turn any object into Goat Cheese. No, make that Brie. Maybe both. Come on, we know you can do it, you’re Google. And that’s all.

Happy Holidays from the whole FMC Crew!

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