Originally Posted by PaperCutter
As far as SEO dying, I think the algo will become too smart to be easily gamed. If that means that the best results go to the pages with the best content, I'm ok with that.
Bring the focus to the actual, relevant sites and not the tactics to get the sites to page 5 or page 1. If they're the most relevant results, show me the most relevant results. In no way, shape, or form is Angie's List, Thumbtack, or Superpages more relevant to me than the sites that they ultimately direct traffic to. On the flip side, this does bring in to play the businesses that don't have web sites, as they may rely on those 3rd party sites for their primary phone leads, but does this matter to the consumer using the web to search in the first place?