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Old 11-02-2007, 10:29 AM
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Life goes on without Google

I am not what you would call an experienced marketer, yet I make money. I get on average 1 hit per day from Google, and over 1000 from other perfectly good sources. Yahoo, MSN and many smaller engines are still alive and well.

I think we all need to remember that although Google is #1, it's not the only way. As a small guy just starting out, I actually believe that following Google's many complicated rules is more of a hinderance than a help. My paid links do very well for me, and if it screws up my page rank, oh well.

For now, I am ignoring all of Google's rules and doing just fine. I have paid links and they are profitable for me. They aren't raising my page rank any, and I don't care. I get plenty of direct hits from them, and they pay for themselves and then some. Everyone has to start somewhere, and if Google doesn't understand that, forget 'em. If my page rank eventually goes up, great. If not (which it probably won't), I'll still survive.

I'm not gonna let one company decide the fate of my business.

I have been successful without Google, and I'll continue to be successful with or without them.

Thank you Google for the Adsense program. It does a great job of offsetting the cost of those paid links you hate so much.
 
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Old 11-02-2007, 11:58 AM
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That's the spirit.

Check out waybackmachine.org

Now it goes to http://www.archive.org/web/web.php

Before Google, there was Yahoo. Before Yahoo there was Excite.

Question is who is after Google.
 
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Old 11-02-2007, 04:58 PM
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The next "search" advancment is going to be P2P like the file-sharing networks. It's already in development in the "open source" community but it will take a few years to catch on. The benefit is that no single company or entity will control search and search results will not be "advertising results" like Google currently is.
 
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:01 PM
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I have been successful without Google, and I'll continue to be successful with or without them.
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Good for you
 
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Old 11-03-2007, 02:02 PM
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If you want to see who makes money without google check out John Chow

I heard he made $20,000 last month
 
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Old 11-04-2007, 07:27 AM
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There is a world outside of Google that's for sure!
 
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Old 11-04-2007, 11:51 AM
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There is a world outside of Google that's for sure!
Of course there is a world outside of google........

There are a lot of other nice search engines, which are working well.
 
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Old 11-04-2007, 05:07 PM
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Our site went from N/A to a PR5 which lots of the google crazy's would be drolling over. But honestly the majority of our traffic is still from other search engines and referrals from other sites. SO I'm always thought of PR as just for people who want to sell links on their sites. For people who want traffic well a bit of traffic from everywhere is a whole lot better.
 
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Old 11-05-2007, 08:30 AM
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For now we still need google but if you only need for an income, you can do it without google.
 
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Old 11-06-2007, 01:13 AM
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I am not what you would call an experienced marketer, yet I make money. I get on average 1 hit per day from Google, and over 1000 from other perfectly good sources. Yahoo, MSN and many smaller engines are still alive and well.

I think we all need to remember that although Google is #1, it's not the only way. As a small guy just starting out, I actually believe that following Google's many complicated rules is more of a hinderance than a help. My paid links do very well for me, and if it screws up my page rank, oh well.

For now, I am ignoring all of Google's rules and doing just fine. I have paid links and they are profitable for me. They aren't raising my page rank any, and I don't care. I get plenty of direct hits from them, and they pay for themselves and then some. Everyone has to start somewhere, and if Google doesn't understand that, forget 'em. If my page rank eventually goes up, great. If not (which it probably won't), I'll still survive.

I'm not gonna let one company decide the fate of my business.

I have been successful without Google, and I'll continue to be successful with or without them.

Thank you Google for the Adsense program. It does a great job of offsetting the cost of those paid links you hate so much.
Sure their is survival with or without google!
 
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Old 11-06-2007, 12:22 PM
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I agree.. who cares about Google.. do what you do.. enjoy what you do.. and forget Google. They'll keep doing what they do regardless.. so I'm with you guys I'm tired of worrying about 'am I following Googles rules?' it's just a domain like any other!

Personally, I think Google's search engine is boring.. it's just what the masses currently are comfortable with searching on.
 
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Old 11-07-2007, 02:34 AM
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I agree, I got msn with good quality traffic, but there is no feedback from goodle traffic.
 
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Old 11-07-2007, 03:38 AM
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The dont put all eggs in one basket rule is useful here as well. Receiving traffic and income from several sources make things more stable.
 
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Old 11-07-2007, 06:03 AM
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Yes , I think so.I get lots more traffic from link exchange than google.
 
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:50 AM
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If you can show well in other SE's, there is good traffic...if you show well oin Google...great...much more. Just let the chips fall where they may.
 
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Old 11-08-2007, 12:21 AM
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Sooner or Later, Google would face it's nightmare... People gets well, and some just stumble...
 
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Old 11-08-2007, 02:01 PM
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My website gets about 50 hits from Google with average traffic 200-300 daily people. I belive that over 80% of my clients i found through forums, social websites, word of mouth.
 
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Old 11-09-2007, 01:58 AM
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The dont put all eggs in one basket rule is useful here as well. Receiving traffic and income from several sources make things more stable.

I completely agree and have tried to spread my search engine eggs around a little. But when 70% of our traffic is comming from google it is hard to ignore it.
 
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