"SEO is Dead!" "SEO is dead!" "SEO will be dead in 2 years!"
This has been stated over and over again since the search engines started. Every year there is a claim that SEO is dead - that some Google algorithm change has killed it and that there is something new that is going to take it's place....
But if there are search engines then there will always be search engine optimization. There are no signs of search engine optimization slowing down, and in fact it seems to be bigger now more than ever and is a critical part to your online success.
Here is an awesome infographic provided by SEOBook on all of the reasons that SEO has proclaimed to be "dead" over the years. As he states, it is only dead to some people - the people that are unable to evolve with the search engines.
SEO Graphic by SEO Book