Bloggers highlight: Annabel Hodges (@searchpanda)
The bloggers who really make this blog deserve some attention and that is what we’re doing this week. This week I highlighted all the bloggers going up to the new year. See what they wrote, look at how their year was and what their expectations are. A digital thank you for their work.
Today is the last female blogger (of which we have way to few) who gets the attention: Annabel Hodges. Annabel joined us with a love letter, which was a stunning post to open with. This talented young lady is very well respected in the UK search market and we are very proud to have her on board!
A few questions
I asked Annabel the same a couple of questions as the others about 2010 and 2011:
What was your highlight of 2010?
My panda ring from @rishil – what can beat that bling?!
What was the thing you least liked of 2010?
I’ll stick to a search focus for this question. It has to be the number of constant changes to the Google SERPs from the UK-specific issues to poor integration of real-time results from twitter to the random inclusion of Google Places on some queries, Google Instant, Preview and much more. A lot of testing & commercial opportunities for Google. Many SERPs are increasingly less and less relevant to the query.
What was your best post on State of Search in 2010?
Has to be my first one – Link Building The Philanthropic Way – it was great to get such a great response to my first post and it’s a topic both close to my heart and damned effective!
What are your expectations for 2011?
A lot more rapid rollouts of both products and changing SERPs from Google, continued growth of mobile, greater focus on social signals.
Her first one came in with a bang but luckily that didn’t mean the rest was not good. Her last contribution, “SEO Tools 101 – The most under-utilised tool: Your Clients” was again a great piece and let’s not forget her extensive Pro SEO Seminar 2010 coverage!
Annabel, your posts read like a fresh breath of air on State of Search. Thank you for your great contributions this year, I hope for you 2011 will bring all you wish for!