2013 has been a solid year for my career, and surely, there are so many things that I have to be really thankful about.
Despite all the ups and downs that have happened to me this year, I just think that I’ve just grew stronger, as I’ve learned a lot of new things and met a lot of amazing people that certainly impacted my profession and my life as a whole.
On the other hand, 2014 looks very exciting for me. One of the main reasons is that starting on the first week of January next year – I’ll be exchanging roles with my business partner (JP Prieto) and take charge of the operations and management at Xight Interactive Asia Inc.
For the past couple of years, my role at Xight was mainly focused on brand marketing, client acquisition, strategy development and big picture. But this year, I’ll be more involved in managing the internal operations of the company – and perhaps more hours on the business development side (this also means I’ll be more hands on for client projects, which really keeps me more excited).
Although, my goals for the company wouldn’t change that much, seeing that my personal objectives for the first quarter of 2014 are to continuously improve our product (which is our people, process and culture) and to grow our revenue exponentially (through improving retention, acquisition and allocating more resources to internal projects).
Why the sudden change?
As I’ve mentioned on my most recent blog post, management hasn’t really been one of my greatest strengths (especially for larger groups, given that our company is growing steadily). And in order to become a full-stack entrepreneur, I have to be effective on that area. I want to become a better leader next year.
So what does this change means for Kaiserthesage?
Not much, since I’ll still try to write and publish a post once a week, especially now that I’m more into the holistic approach to digital marketing (not just, SEO and content marketing). This interest will certainly require me to still do intensive research, testing and documentations on my own time.
Getting back to 2013, I believe we have several highlights and milestones worth remembering, like celebrating our company’s 2nd year anniversary, organizing a successful fundraising event for one of our in-house editors, getting interviewed by the BBC, getting new talented people on board and more.
“Uhm, yeah. Fcuk Cancer”
Sorry for the inappropriate photo. Anyway, that list wouldn’t end without mentioning the best posts from this blog for this year, since it’s why you’re here in the first place. So with no further ado, here are the best SEO posts I’ve written for the past 12 months.
Top 10 SEO Posts on Kaiserthesage from 2013
— Wil Reynolds (@wilreynolds) March 11, 2013
This post was also featured on Moz’s monthly Top 10 newsletter series – and was placed at the #1 spot.
— Todd Malicoat (@stuntdubl) August 2, 2013
This post was also included on Moz’s Top 10 Newsletter (July issue). I also made a slide deck version of this post later this year, and now has over 20K views.
— Jon Cooper (@PointBlankSEO) February 22, 2013
— BuzzStream (@buzzstream) May 28, 2013
— Andrew Shotland (@localseoguide) June 14, 2013
— Chris Gilchrist (@hitreach) February 14, 2013
— Eric Enge (@stonetemple) September 30, 2013
— Followerwonk (@followerwonk) April 24, 2013
Bookmark and then open mouth kiss this –> How to: Contextual Link Building http://t.co/mMiEqmp7
— Lisa Barone (@LisaBarone) February 7, 2013
A lot of good advice here – disagree with turning posts into pages tho > How to Scale Content Marketing http://t.co/RyPChg8RP3
— Rae Hoffman (@sugarrae) August 10, 2013
My Guest Posts
I’ve only written 3 guest posts this year:
— Rand Fishkin (@randfish) September 17, 2013
— Powered by Search (@poweredbysearch) November 12, 2013
— John Doherty (@dohertyjf) December 12, 2013
To all my readers, thank you so much for staying with me for the past 3 years. I won’t promise that I’d have an even better blog next year, but one thing is certain – I’ll keep on writing.
Have a rock solid 2014!