It’s the end of a year and the beginning of a new one, so you know what that means – get ready for the traditional “SEO is dead” blog post predictions! (Spoiler alert; it’s not)

Setting aside the “gurus, ninjas, and rockstar” online marketing experts Twitter is seemingly filled with, we’ve scoured the crème de la crème of inbound marketing experts and collected their predictions for 2019.

There seems to be a consensus that next year will be the year of voice searches, with products like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home starting to become commonplace in homes.

But who knows what’s around the corner! Maybe Artificial Intelligence will finally arrive and the war with Skynet will begin. In the meantime, enjoy these top marketers predictions for 2019.


The State of Local SEO: Industry Insights for a Successful 2019

To make accurate predictions for the future, you need to know where you are in the present. Our old friends at Moz have put together the results of this survey of almost 1,500 industry professionals, showing what strategies are working for them right now, and where 2019 can bring some improvements.

SEO in 2019: 14 ways SEO is guaranteed to change

No one knows for sure what will happen with the future of SEO, but these 14 experts can make a pretty educated guess. Predictions include the upcoming importance of search queries, and why Artificial Intelligence will play a big role in SEO.

A greater number of people will stick to voice search, so SEO specialists will have to adjust to this relatively new type of search. Since voice requests are different from normal queries, the keyword research process is likely to change.

What WordPress has to say about the coming year

With a third of websites run on WordPress, we’d be silly not to take a look at what they’re saying is important over the next 12 months, especially with a new Yoast recalibration in the works.

Social Media

12 Expert Social Media Predictions for 2019 [Infographic]

Everyone loves a good infographic, especially when you can’t be arsed reading 700 words about social media marketing.

Facebook predictions for 2019 – from Facebook

Who knows what’s going on over at Facebook better than the people who work there? In this Facebook Live, Social Media Marketing Institute CEO, Mireille Ryan, chats with Gerard Doyle, CEO of Biteable about the social media predictions for 2019.

5 Social Media Trends Hootsuite Sees Taking Hold in 2019

Hootsuite are obviously no mugs when it comes to social media, so it’s worth paying attention to what they say 2019 has in store for everyone. Hootsuite chief marketing officer Penny Wilson discusses the social media industry’s experiences in 2018 and what she and her company see in the cards for 2019.

2019 Social Media Trends Businesses Need to Plan For

Is your business ready for chatbots, live streaming, and increased integration? Or have you no idea what we’re talking about? If none of those things ring a bell, then you need to read this.

Live video, especially, is becoming an important feature for marketing. Businesses can use this opportunity to share events, sales and new product announcements in real time.

Content Marketing

6 Marketing Trends That Will Affect Your Business in 2019

Instead of one expert thinking about what 2019 holds for content marketing, Alex Jones of Brandwatch spoke to some of the smartest minds in the industry. These were her results.

7 Bold Predictions for Digital Marketing in 2019

Chad Pollitt over on makes these predictions for online marketing, including some interesting points about the U.S. Data Privacy Bill which is due to be passed next year.

7 Digital Marketing Trends That Will Own 2019

From the rise of smart speakers to more sociable CEOs, these predictions don’t go for trends in facts and figures, but more towards how people are feeling about things. Which, let’s be honest, in the era of Fake News is probably more important than actual statistics.


Well folks, that’s our top marketers’ predictions for 2019. How much did they get right? The only way to find out is to check back in 12 months! In the meantime, sign up to our spam-free newsletter, or if you know of anyone who’d like this post then please feel free to like and share.