What could be Trending for SEO in 2017

SEO is a fast moving river that is always adapting and changing as we do. As we see the bookend of 2016 approaching like a freight train 2017 will come in just as fast. So what do the tea leaves say to those steeped in the black art of SEO. When we look into our Crystal ball at the digital squad we find these some of the trends that will be crashing against the shore.

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Learning the Art of the Rep

In today’s world you have to expect that before you ever get that call for a job interview the HR manager has already googled you, looked you up on Facebook and or have reviewed your Linkedin profile. According to the search engine journal in February 2012 80% of companies use social media for recruiting.

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Another LSM hits Toronto Validation through Punishment (kidding) #LSMTO

Just the other week another Lean Startup Machine came to Toronto, occupying the [IN]cubes office in Toronto. I’m not a coder or a startup person myself. In reality I’m an observer whose seen the frustration and spark that goes on when you are forced to face strangers with your ideas and watch them either tear you a new one, confirm your hypothesis or reveal the unexpected.

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Here is the Video Pitch for Groupnotes the Winner of Startup Weekend Toronto and in the Final 15 of #GSB2012

Great job guys, I was proud to be part of the team that day no matter what else happens. Untitled from Offerpop on Vimeo.

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Endgame Day 3 Startup Weekend Toronto – Groupnote wins it! With FlyShortcut 2nd and Milk 3rd

By the time day 3 rolled around it was all hands on deck for everyone at Startup Weekend Toronto, Matt had contacted is professors to get feedback and some of us got out of the building and surveyed folks.

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Startup Weekend Toronto Day 3: Just Before the Pitch (Written Quickly) @groupnotes #swtoronto

For Groupnotes Matt has prepped for the pitch for the last few hours. He is caffeinated up and ready to go. Do you ever feel like you are working with a group when you are researching online?

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Day 2: Startup Weekend Toronto – Validation and Chaos

At this stage of the game at Startup Weekend Toronto it is about validating the idea, as the coders code and the designers do their thing. It is where the race starts to pick up speed and everyone goes all in.

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Day 1 Startup Weekend Toronto #swtoronto – Let the Games (I mean Pitches) Begin

So last night was Startup Weekend Toronto at The Working Group which is Chris Eben’s biz. Take 160 devs, designers, and non-technicals and put them in a room and let the best ideas win. I don’t know how many pitches actually happened but I think it was +60 or 70ish. You only have 60 seconds to make an impression on the audience, the hard part is that a lot of people are talking in the background so being in the back it was hard to hear some of the pitches.

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So Interesting – Kauffman’s StartupVille

I have always loved startups and what they mean to the community. I am sort of involved and not involved in that space. I thought this was a cool short snapshot of what give a startup community its community element.

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@Lean Startup Machine is Coming to Toronto January 26th to the 29th

The Lean Startup Machine which is coming to Toronto from January 26th to the 29th. What a great way for budding entrepreneurs to start 2012.

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