Planet13 - 7:26 am on Jan 21, 2012 (gmt 0)
I've been saying for months myself, let's really start to think about what version 2.0 of 'SEO' actually is.
Yes, it is important to try to be ahead of the curve, but we don't know what exactly that is going to be. I am sure that google doesn't know what that is going to be either.
Remember that Panda was a reaction to content farms. It wasn't google being ahead of the curve. Same with Mayday. Same with Florida.
I think that to a certain extent google is trying to be more proactive with it's plus 1 and all of it's google social.
I think that social connectedness is going to be a major factor, but I think that building links will still be a significant part of that.
Just my 2 cents.