It looks like holiday shopping this year has moved even more heavily online. As companies are realizing that more people are actively searching online for their commercial searches, they’re starting to see the value of search engine optimization.
Because of this, the IT industry is starting to anticipate a high demand for SEO skills in 2010. (Yay for us professional SEOs!) In Great Britain alone, demand for SEO and online marketing skills went up by 40% last year.
The skills of SEO, pay per click management, social media marketing and web design are all being looked for, ideally in a combined package. SourceWire has all the details in an article based on this story in the UK. (And I have to add a little something something here – Tulsa Marketing Online does in fact do SEO, PPC, social media and web design. Wink, wink, nudge, nudge.)