My Official Predictions For 2007

by Jeremy Schoemaker on January 6, 2007 · 37 comments

Now is a good time to release this. Its 6 days into the New Year everyone has pretty much made there predictions lists and linked to everyone else’s so now would be a good time to sneak this in. Getting it in late on a saturday afternoon hopefully nobody will see it yet if something comes true I can be like WHATSUP!?!? I TOLD YOU SO!! otherwise its chill and nobody notices how wrong I was.

Here goes. I am going to start with the things I am most sure about happening:

1) Google Adsense will get rid of the non compete with the contextual engine thingie. Some publishers are already getting the go-ahead to use other contextual driven products on there page and I suspect in 2007 they will just make it official that you can use other contextual advertising products.

2) Microsoft will buy a Search Engine Company to improve Live. Its clear they have given up there development of Live search. Its really sad to cause they have this great product with AdCenter and they send quality leads but they just have no volume =(. So ok what search engines are out there to buy? Well Ask is no longer on the table (even tho I am not that big of fan of ask) but then there are some up and comers with some cool technology like chacha.com. Hey what about Yahoo? Ohhh I already posted about that!

3) The evil shroud of Ask! (HAH I BET YOU THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SAY GOOGLE) will be pulled back and it will be better exposed that nobody actually uses there search engine and the only way they make money is by catering to search engine arbitragers and infecting people with there spyware smiley toolbar. I have heard rumors that as much as 80% of Ask.com’s revenue comes from the spyware based side of the smiley toolbar. Here is a old article I do not think anyone ever read. its 10 questions this guy wants to ask Ask. (notetoself: A detailed indepth article about Ask and how they really make money would probably be good link and digg bait).

4) My writing and grammer will get worse but traffic will improve thus pissing more grammer Nazi’s off around the world. (yes i know i spelled grammar wrong… move on)

5) Google OS and Computer – I would be the farm on this one happening soon… it might not be in 2007 but its coming so what the hell I will throw it in. What honestly is the only thing that is leaving Microsoft Search with a pulse? Well its the fact that the operating system is so in tune with the os DUH. I will make a more indepth post on this soon but I wanted it offcial in the 2007 predictions.

6) The search engines will continue to just refund people for “invalid clicks” and keep making a ton of money from click fraud.

7) eBay after 4 years (well it seems like 4) of trying to develop there own auction based ad network will buy an existing one for a zillion dollars *cough* shoemoneyads *cough* DISCLOSURE NOTICE: I OWN SHOEMONEYADS

8) Shoemoney.com will make it back into the technorati top 100 list. Yes

9) More people will jump on the Google is evil bandwagon. Its amazing how fast a company can go from being so loved to so targeted for rumors and speculation. I guess that comes with success.

10) Someone will buy mybloglog. Its just to hot. I noticed they are pulling in a ASSLOAD of data from there javascript. I often wondered my self what data like that is worth. I know they were shopping our data themselves to yahoo for a bit not sure on the course of that.

Personal Company Predictions

One of our new websites will take off big and I mean really big. I have not felt this way for over 3 years honestly but we are working on some new services that people are going to love. I really have the fire back for building a new service and about to launch 3 very unique ones. I have always tried to keep my service oriented sites a secret but if I talk about them I will disclose I own them.

full disclosure

About the author...

– who has written 2896 posts on ShoeMoney.com.

Jeremy "ShoeMoney" Schoemaker is the founder & CEO of the ShoeMoney Blog, Elite Retreat Internet Conference, & the PAR Program. In 2013 Jeremy released his #1 Amazon Best selling Autobiography titled "Nothing's Changed But My Change" - The ShoeMoney Story. Jeremy currently lives in Lincoln Nebraska with his wife and 2 daughters.


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{ 27 comments }

1 andrew wee

Hey Shoe,
wow, i’m the first to post.

There’s also another prediction that SMG will start offering a service to provide an investment service to beat the living crap out of the 12% return offered by wealth managers. There are rumors that i might even be able to talk it over with you over at ASW…

2 Michael Webster

Re MyBlogLog:

Colour me confused about MyBlogLog.

Why do people care about who visits a particular blog?

This seems to me as pointless, and hopefully as short lived, as large blogrolls.

Why I am wrong?

3 ShoeMoney

I think a lot of people are confused. Its not really a blogroll as much as it is a community building tool. Also it shows you really cool stats like what is popular with your users on other sites and stuff like that. Its actaully very cool I recommend you play with it on your own site a bit.

4 The Zero Boss

Shoe is right on here. It takes people a while to “get” what MBL is about, but once they do, it’s infectious. The community-building aspect makes it a kind of intentional Technorati: you can find blogs that are like yours, not based on linking, but on community membership. Very cool, and very easy to waste a lot of time surfing.

I keep seeing MBL pop up on more and more blogs. It’ll take off big in 2007.

5 Josh

I think a service like RMX Direct could take off in 2007…Im just trying out their offering now, but Im not sure if it has the legs for the long run.

6 Riotz

“The evil shroud of Ask! (HAH I BET YOU THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO SAY GOOGLE) will be pulled back and it will be better exposed that nobody actually uses there search engine”

Nobody? I have two sites that get more traffic from Ask than MSN…. Figure that one out. (Actually on one for the past 4 months both AOL and search.com are ahead of MSN for search traffic, Ask is on par with MSN..)

Still kinda scratching my head on that one, for a while MSN was bringing me more traffic than Yahoo…? Of course that was before they introduced Live, which even I hate checking my own sites on, never mind anything else.

7 mm1220

thus pissing more grammer Nazi’s off around the world

Love the blog shoe! Don’t forget though (re: the above prediction) that you’re also potentially alienating people who speak don’t speak English as their native language.

8 ShoeMoney

man I would hate to alienate people who speak dont speak english. Thanks!

9 David Temple

Gotta love MyBlogLog and you sure look good in there. I don’t think you’re alientating people who speak don’t speak English since they don’t speak English so they don’t know about you. If you’re interested in a larger global audience then join us on the tour.

10 SearchTheWeb2

Based on the current state of Live Search, Microsolf must be up to something. Is it going to buy SearchTheWeb2? No. it’s not. Your third prediction might come at any date now.

11 SearchTheWeb2

Based on the current state of Live Search, Microsoft must be up to something. Is it going to buy SearchTheWeb2? No, It’s not. But I think your third prediction might come at any date now

12 StrangeProgress

Hopefully you’re right about the Goog contextual issue – thats well overdue.

Matt

13 Thomas

I’d like to see google come up with ads that show up on Rss feeds

14 Cygnus

Poor spelling will only bring in more typo traffic. :)

15 fusion

2 years ago, Mr. Gates promised that Google will disappear by 2007… You were so self confident Mr. Gates hehe!!

16 ToddW

And videos ;) HEhe.. can’t wait!

17 mrrbob

The way I see it if Microsoft was really serious about search they would just buy their way in ala partnering with large sites or even doing a TV campaign. They are not doing this so gates is just not that serious about it for now. Maybe he plans on integrating web search into Windowz in the future? I would bet on that out of all possible directions for the future. For 2007 I predict they will do keep working on what ever they are up too but keep it quiet and disclose NOTHING as they are doing now!

I think the next killer search engine will be desktop based and will allow you to keep all your favorite searches right on your computer with an auto updating feature showing stats on what is hot so you can track search trends in real time like the ebb and flow of the tide. Now that along with some other added features would be cool. This would work well as it would allow instant feedback that could effect ranking etc and allow the most relevant results to filter to the top while sending mfa sites right to the crapper. A kind of “People’s Search” powered results system sort of like digg.

18 phree_radical

Don’t forget about Google translation.

19 Gopi

Curious about your website with big growth potential Shoe, Can’t wait for your official launch post!

20 ShoeMoney

Gopi it will be announced probably on techcrunch I hate talking about my own sites on my blog. It just makes me feel dirty. Notice how I have not even talked about like the elite retreat or how successful it was. Its a weird thing lol…

21 David Temple

Sorry Google translation or any machine translation for that matter pretty much sucks.

22 Michael Webster

I remain confused as to the useful benefits of MyBlogLog, at least for my site.

The only value I can see would be this: if I could put together individuals who had similar search patterns at my site.

For example, if A and B both searched for “Coldstone Ice Cream”, it would be useful for A and B to know that -assuming each had give their consent to share their search information.

But otherwise, I see no value in a general listing of visitors.

MyBlogLog is not providing community building tools.

MyBlogLog is like a vanity plate: I have more of a “community” than you.

But, no matter what I argue, it will in the end turn out to be an empirical fact about how well MyBlogLog performs.

23 Yuri

It chanced that you are not the first one to predict about the Google OS :) It’ll be fun if they do announce they are not going to release an OS. Ever. ;)

24 Alister Cameron, Blog Consultant

Wow!

You didn’t have to wait long for PREDICTION 10:

http://web20.originalsignal.com/article/4041/confirmed-yahoo-acquires-mybloglog-for-10-million.html

Well done on that one :)

- Alister

25 Laura Alter

Whaddaya know… it didn’t take long for #10! :) MyBlogLog was supposedly bought by Yahoo. We can all sleep soundly now.

Laura

26 AltJ

I agree completely with #3. A while ago, I blogged about my experience with Ask.com. Let’s just say it wasn’t a pleasant one and I’d love to see them exposed for what they really are.

27 Dave Starr

Hi Jeremy,

Props indeed on the MBL prediction but OMG, what is it that Yahoo! bought themselves? I hooked up with your “Posse” just recently and then received notice after notice of weird people connecting to me in the ‘community’ … a community where you have no say in who ‘joins’ with you and where the people are often totally anonymous and frankly (in some cases) extremely strange. I got tired of watching the ‘waiting for mybloglog status messages to run in the status line when loading my sites, so went in and cancelled my account and have been working my way through trimming out their code. I have no idea what MBL has been doing with my info but it’s going to be a whole before any of it ever goes back on my blogs.

I used to be a nearby neighbor in Colorado … I’m in the Philippines now and infrastructure really becomes apparent. Google, even Google Analytics usually runs the same as in the States, but anything on the Yahoo! network has turned to molasses in January … sad that Yahoo! is so US-centric.

Regarding your personal companies, I know Shoe Money is a take-off on your real name … you might want to Google Henry Sy (pronounced “see”) in a slack moment. He’s a native Chinese who came to the Philippines right after WW-II and started a tiny little discount shoe store because he saw a need for cheap shoes. Now his SM enterprises are all over Asia, mainly funded by his huge SM malls in dozens and dozens of cities … a cross between Target and Wal*Mart … and the SM? Well it stands for Shoe Mart, of course, the name he gave his tiny little shop in Manila’s Chinatown so many years ago.

Press on, Shoe Man, you’re in good company *smile*

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