Look At This Chart… SEO Is Dying! But What Is Replacing It?

Google Trends is a great little tool for researching certain niches.

Today I had a little look to see if I could come up with some interesting stories relating to Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

What I found really interesting is that interest in SEO has really nosedived:


In the chart above interest in SEO is represented by the blue line.

So what’s the red line?

The red line shows the soaring interest in…

Digital Marketing

So what’s the difference between SEO and Digital Marketing?

For me, SEO is about getting traffic from search engines – Google in particular.

Digital Marketing is a much wider topic and reflects the fact that there are numerous other channels from where to get traffic.

This is certainly reflected in Google Trends.

So what’s big in digital marketing right now?

According to Google Trends, these topics are trending:

  • Social Media in general
  • YouTube marketing
  • Local search
  • LinkedIn marketing
  • WordPress
  • How to find digital marketing jobs

How big is YouTube? And how big will it get? I don’t know about you guys, but since my TV remote broke I now watch way more YouTube than I do conventional TV. TV is just too broad niche for me these days. There’s no TV channel about ASMR, or MBTI, or Grand Theft Auto or Pokemon. But on YouTube there are thousands of people posting high quality content on these topics every single day!

I guess the take home message is that on the Niche Laboratory blog I need to be covering a lot broader digital marketing topics, and not exclusively focus on SEO.

So what digital marketing techniques are you looking at right now? And what techniques are working for you?

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