2012 was Awesome. It’s time for 2013

welcome 2013

 

Time flies and so did the year 2012. It was very quick for me with a few milestones. In all 2012 proved to be “GRAND” for my career as a SEO as well as an individual, which I am quite happy about.

So, with a few flash backs from 2012 here is my game plan for 2013:

I could think of no other way but to start this post by thanking GOD for giving me the strength and ability to see, analyse things correctly and act upon it accordingly. I also want to Thank GOD for providing me the opportunity to progress professionally as well as an individual.

Besides this I achieved…

 

SETalks.com:

And that is absolutely a big YAYEEE me …. !!!

Although I have been trying my professional writing skills since the beginning of 2011 but I was mainly contributing as a guest on different industry blogs about diversified SEO topics.( You can find them on all my personalized About.me profile. While the idea of SEtalks.com was somewhere in the back of my mind since the mid of 2011, but I was putting it off mainly because I did not want to compromise on its quality. Therefore, I decided on delaying it as I wanted to ensure that SETalks does not turn out to be YET ANOTHER blog in SEO.

My real objective of SEtalks was to offer something insightful to people so they keep coming back for me themselves. Apparently I have not earned whole of it yet but it the “work is still in progress” and I have been striving hard to make it possible. However, for now I am happy as SEtalks.com has made phenomenal progress within the past couple of months and I think with the time I will be able to make it something I can be proud off.

Service Provider:

This is the 6th year for me in the SEO industry. I have already worked with different agencies, in-house, remote, and freelance and now I guess it was the time to make a BIG move. So I did it and I have started with providing very limited SEO services that includes Guest Blogging and Full SEO services.

The response is exceptional and as Tad Chef said in one of his post, “by now he has so much work to do that you rarely see him on social media at all”.

Main Blog SEOmoz:

SEOmoz is the name that needs no introduction, and ofcourse you all are aware of YouMoz already. One of my initial targets was to contribute on Youmoz such that it can be moved up to the Main Blog.

Although i did this back in 2011 already but it was an interview with one of my favourite celebrities in the search community. This time my plan was to write a post that is actionable for people and awesome enough to hit the main blog. I got lucky and both of my posts (1,2) that I wrote one after another hit the main blog of SEOmoz.

Industry Friends and PEERs:

SEO community is very helpful as compared to other related industries I have ever interacted with in the past. This community’s help proved to be phenomenal for me in 2012 and it really played a great part in my growth. I made new friends and my overall circle of folks increases massively. Here are few of the remarkable folks who made 2012 really special for me.

It starts from Julie Joyce, Gianluca Fiorelli, Ann Smarty, Alessio Madeyski, Don Rhoades, Tad Chef, Mike Essex, Irish Wonder, Gaz Copeland, Sujan Patel, John-Henry Scherck, Cyrus Shepard, Dan Sharp, Michael J. Kovis, Nick Eubanks, Peter Attia, Wayne Barker, Jon Cooper, Gareth James, Chris Dyson, Joel K, Se▲n, Kevin Gibbons, Jason Acidre, Neil Walker, Himanshu, Barry Adams, Bas van den Beld, Martin Macdonald, Stacey Cavanagh, Yousaf, Gabriella Sannino, Shaun AndersonPete Handley.

There must be many names that I might have missed but I am really thankful to each and every one of them for making my year more special.

Local Brains I found in 2012:

I am living in a country where SEO is highly misunderstood, people talk about links, and Meta tags and consider it a complete SEO. In a country where SEO education is very necessary I feel this as my core responsibility to guide locals with reference to SEO and problems they are facing in their day to day activities.

I had chat sessions throughout 2012 but few people who amazed me with their ideas and knowledge they have when it comes to digital marketing and SEO are Rishadullah Shaikh and Dani Zehra.

Personal Progress:

One of the major changes that I made in the beginning of 2012 was to move from single status to Engaged. It was a BIG decision but I am glad that I did that.

My Plans for 2013:

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This is going to be another important year for me and I have already plan quite a few things in my personal as well as career life.

Here are the highlights of few of the things that I really wanted to work on in 2013

  • Continue to work on SETalks.com Blog and make it something that readers and I can proudly recommend to others when someone is looking for relevant information.
  • Offer few more services to clients who are looking for better online visibility and branding in the online world.
  • Work on Public Speaking as well as writing.
  • Growing further will allow me to increase team and My idea is not to offer job but opportunities that allow individual to grow with the growth of SETalks.com
  • Continue to increase SETlaks.com’s credibility and authority on different platforms.
  • Attend at least 1 SEO conference held in 2013.
  • Get Married.

 

Want to be the part of my progress this year? Like SETalks.com on Facebook or follow me on twitter @mmhemani.

 

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  • http://www.iloveseo.net Gianluca

    Thanks dude for the shout outs.
    2013, despite ending with 13, surely will be a great year for you and all your projects!

    • http://www.setalks.com/ Moosa Hemani

      Thanks for reading this and also Thank you for supporting me through out the year!

      I wish you all the best for the coming year (no matter if it ends at 13 :) )

  • http://www.nomanali.com Noman Ali

    Well moosa great to read more about you ;) Yes this year will give you more success for sure :)

    • http://www.setalks.com/ Moosa Hemani

      All the best to you too for 2013! :)

  • http://www.irishwonder.com/blog IrishWonder

    Moosa, it’s really flattering to hear I made a difference in your life along with all the other notable people you mention. Here’s to the personal and professional growth of each and every one of us as well as the industry growth and development in 2013!

    • http://www.setalks.com/ Moosa Hemani

      I wish all of us the best of the coming year! Happy New Year in Advance :)

  • http://www.seomoz.org/ Jen Sable Lopez

    I love this post Moosa! It’s been great to see you flourish and we’ve been honored to have your posts on YouMoz, then on the main blog. :) 2013 looks like it’s going to be great!

    • http://www.setalks.com/ Moosa Hemani

      I wish SEOmoz the best for 2013 and I will continue to post the best I have so that I can hit more posts to the Main Blog! :)

  • http://cyrushepard.com Cyrus Shepard

    Wish we had more folks in the industry like you. Big congratulations on the engagement, and here’s to another great year.

    • http://www.setalks.com/ Moosa Hemani

      I guess this is the start of stability in the industry so I believe more and more people will learn how to build and maintain relationships…

      Have great 2013 for you!

  • http://www.rishadshaikh.com Rishad Shaikh

    Although we live in the same city and have been working in the same industry for over 5 years, I discovered Moosa through SEOmoz. Since then we’ve had many a long sessions over coffee and are now regularly meeting up, sharing ideas and working together.
    Getting to know you has definitely been a major highlight of 2012 for me as well. Looking forward to do some amazing stuff with you in 2013.
    Good luck and Godspeed!

    • http://www.setalks.com/ Moosa Hemani

      This is truly my bad that instead of me finding you… the case was totally opposite but literally impressed with your ideas and I am sure your Project “Open Source” is going to be big in the coming year!

  • http://www.boom-online.co.uk Wayne Barker

    Hey Moosa,

    Great post mate! Thanks for the shout out. More importantly congratulations on the engagement and the growth of this blog. Keep it up mate, looking forward to more from you in 2013.

  • http://twitter.com/michaelkovis Michael J. Kovis

    Moosa,
    First and foremost a big congratulations to you for all of your accomplishments in 2012. You have plenty to be proud of and I am happy to have made your acquaintance this year.

    I also appreciate the mention. It is very flattering to see my name listed with so many others I hold much respect for. Thank you.

    Looking forward to more from you in 2013!

  • http://www.seo-doctor.co.uk/ Gareth

    Good stuff Moosa, kick some ass in 2013!!

  • Spook SEO

    Funny.. I found this post at the end of 2013 :) but you really kicked ass this year Moosa, lots of useful tips and ideas i found on your posts, thanks for that! Looking forward to see your work on 2014.

    • Moosa Hemani

      Thank you sir for your kind comments, I will try my best to
      make a real and significant difference in 2014.