Internet Marketing without Google??

by anuj438 63 replies
I was just wondering if we take Google completely out of IM, would people still be able to make the money that they are making today? Imagine a world without search engines. Your opinions please and how you'll be generating traffic in such a scenario?
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  • Profile picture of the author sublime311
    facebook, social media, referral traffic - in theory yes, but i wish there was a course on this.
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    • Profile picture of the author bigbabol
      I think there are another way of social media, email marketing, advertising. For social media, you need to build your own community for targeted users. For email marketing may have been a lot of guidance in this forum. Advertising: you advertise on the website had a high PR (traffic was guaranteed). This my simple opinion.

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    • Profile picture of the author unlimitedmarketing
      There are a lot more ways than google to make money. For example:

      People who already have a list, they can keep selling to those customers without google.

      Other sources:
      Fanpages
      Twitter
      Blogging, and using videos
      advertising your site on a well targeted newspaper / magazine ( can be expensive)

      Free yellow page listings
      squidoo
      scribd
      the list can go on and on about other tools you can use besides google.

      However, Google is the search giant, so that is where everyone will focus. Makes sense. And all the google "updates" will make it harder for people with auto-blogs, and easier for people who generate original content. Content is still king in IM, just like on day 1. But we want to spin the content, auto-mate it, auto-blog it, and suddenly your site is a robot, and people can pick up on that really quick.
  • Profile picture of the author tmoby
    Easy - I'd just make a search engine and be rich! haha

    Really though without search engines I would leave the game and actually get a job.
    Or stay with Youtube (but are you counting that as a search engine?) because it would be a million times bigger without Google and all those around!
  • Profile picture of the author WebsiteDeck
    Well, it would be a hell now wouldn't it? And well lets face it, sooner or later someone would have come up with the idea of a search engine. Or a search "directory" .
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  • Profile picture of the author lacraiger
    if there were no google then another company would just take its place...
  • Profile picture of the author Ruth P
    I agree with the others above, without Google or other search engines things would be a lot more social. We'd go to sites other people tweeted, or who our friends shared on Facebook and so on. Those with email lists would do well, too, though of course it depends on whether they're trying to sell money on ranking in search engines, in which case the focus would change.

    Whatever happens, I believe internet marketing will develop with it. It already is - some IMers are already utilizing social networks in a huge way. I guess the key is to diversify, and make sure you're building a list from day 1, to make sure you can get traffic from a variety of sources.
    • Profile picture of the author Tony Marriott
      You can't just judge any situation by imagining it not being there. If Google had nor appeared and grew to the beast it is today then marketers would have already found and used the methods that work.

      Marketers have existed long before Google and will continue to do so long after Google has gone (everything goes eventually -Romans, Ancient Greeks, Ancient Egypt, Rover - all Empires fall eventually).

      I used to sell computer programs on bulletin boards years ago and games programs at the local computer clubs. It wasn't that hard to sell then either, even though there were probably only a few thousand personal computers in the world and most of them you had to build yourself.


      So if Google didn't exist we'd all be using some other method to sell. Actually many would not even have started and so your competition would probably be considerably lower and you might even have made more money!
  • Profile picture of the author businesswarrior121
    with out google it will be tough to earn money from internet. if it happen (though it not possible now) i gonna focus facebook,twitter, myspace, different affiliate marketing like comminsion junction, clickbank, maxbounty etc.
  • Profile picture of the author limestone614
    I would say Facebook is capable of replacing Google on a $ for $ basis.

    Assuming you use Google mostly now.

    You could over time dump Google in Favour of Facebook. It gets some HUGE traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by anuj438 View Post

    Imagine a world without search engines.
    Some of us can actually remember a world without search engines.

    It can be done. It's just that most people are of limited imagination and intellect. When you can't sit and wait for people to find you, that just means you have to go out and find them.

    Which is what a lot of the Google-jockeys should be doing anyway. There are a LOT of people in here not making enough money and whinging about how their Google rankings aren't high enough, but they have good products in a good niche at a good price. If they could just get the offer in front of more eyeballs, they'd make plenty of money, Google or no. And the world is full of ways to get eyeballs other than getting higher in the SERPs.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Also experienced marketers are doing quite well in some of the most hotly competitive niches right now without using Google or any other search engine. It is only one of thousands of onfline/offline marketing techniques.
  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by anuj438 View Post

    I was just wondering if we take Google completely out of IM, would people still be able to make the money that they are making today?
    Certainly.

    Article marketing.

    (Not "article directory marketing", probably, but many people seem to feel that doesn't work so well with Google in the equation, either, these days).

    But syndicating articles to get them in front of highly targeted traffic ... (targeted websites and ezines) ... sure, this can work without SEO at all, and can produce steady flows of potential customers without needing search engines.

    One of this forum's highest earners from article marketing, in some fiercely competitive niches (who sometimes makes the post immediately before mine, in a thread) has most of his sites somewhere like Google's 20th page or lower, I understand, and is entirely unconcerned about SEO.
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    • Profile picture of the author Lea Karana
      Originally Posted by Alexa Smith View Post



      One of this forum's highest earners from article marketing, in some fiercely competitive niches (who sometimes makes the post immediately before mine, in a thread) has most of his sites somewhere like Google's 20th page or lower, I understand, and is entirely unconcerned about SEO.


      Hmmm, i wonder who your talking about, lol
      You guys are great, i will try these methods when i learn more about them.


      Lea
  • Profile picture of the author Jajamiry
    if google does not exist in place then every like facebook, blog, and other won't exist. it mean you have to go offline to do business

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