Is it possible to ignore google

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Are the enough volume going through other search engines to be able to effectively concentrate on non google search engine traffic?
#internet marketing #google #ignore

  • Profile picture of the author Alex Blades
    With the way Google has been acting towards IMer's it is very possible. I would still try and get Google traffic, but wouldn't spend too much time on it, the internet is way bigger than Google.
  • Profile picture of the author latestnewsheadline
    You can ignore google, but in my opinion, it's not recommended.
  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Originally Posted by theaccountant View Post

    Are the enough volume going through other search engines to be able to effectively concentrate on non google search engine traffic?
    You can totally ignore Google but you're looking at it in the wrong way. Ignore all search engines and focus on building your traffic from alternative sources such as video, PPC, banner ads, list building, Q&A sites, social media, forums, guest posting and so on. Find out where your target audience is and get your content and advertisements in front of them.

    If you do this properly eventually you will rank in the search engines anyway.
  • Profile picture of the author andyjbenson
    Originally Posted by RockingLastsForever View Post

    You can totally ignore Google but you're looking at it in the wrong way. Ignore all search engines and focus on building your traffic from alternative sources such as video, PPC, banner ads, list building, Q&A sites, social media, forums, guest posting and so on. Find out where your target audience is and get your content and advertisements in front of them.

    If you do this properly eventually you will rank in the search engines anyway.
    Totally agree! Yes it requires work but in the long run you will reap the rewards, and traffic will begin to flow to you rather than chasing it all the time! Plus you wont be at the mercy of Google's forever changing algorithms!
  • Profile picture of the author talfighel
    Google is not the only place out there to advertise your business.

    Even if they don't get your site on their first pages does not mean that you will fail online. It just means that you will have to learn the easy way or the hard way on how to drive traffic with other strategies.

    Too many people just rely on them for traffic which is BAD.
  • Profile picture of the author Paul Gram
    Sure it's possible but why would you ignore such a large traffic source? The best strategy is to concentrate on other sources of traffic AND organic SEO.
  • Profile picture of the author erwin78
    Hi everyone,

    google is google you cannot ignore it but don't depend on it. You must have other traffic sources.

    Have a nice day.

    Erwin.
  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    You CAN ignore it and still be a huge success and drive huge volumes of traffic to your site. There are so many avenues for traffic out there that Google doesn't control. Obviously if you can then you'd want to rank in Google because it's an extra source of traffic for you but spending all your time focusing on something which you have very little control over isn't a wise move. Work on the other traffic sources first, wait till you've mastered them, then think about google.
  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by theaccountant View Post

    Are the enough volume going through other search engines to be able to effectively concentrate on non google search engine traffic?
    Yep. And there's more than enough volume going through other websites that have nothing to do with Google. Also the paid advertising inventory out there is staggering.

    Google is less than 5% of my overall traffic, so I mostly ignore them everyday. lol

    RoD
  • Profile picture of the author AlphaWarrior
    Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

    Yep. And there's more than enough volume going through other websites that have nothing to do with Google. Also the paid advertising inventory out there is staggering.

    Google is less than 5% of my overall traffic, so I mostly ignore them everyday. lol

    RoD

    Where does the 95% come from?
  • Profile picture of the author Broyde
    I agree with the thoughts of the others here even though it may not have been said. But I think it is probably best to ignore google. Like another poster said, once you do certian things correctly, google will see you as someone that they want to come looking for.
  • Profile picture of the author MikeTucker
    I hear Google doesn't even have drivers in those cars,
    so I don't want them in my traffic!! :p


    Jokes aside, I hate Google traffic, for me it was always
    a bunch of broke time-wasters, so the question was never
    "Can I get enough traffic without them" it was more
    "How can I stop them from finding me!!?"

    Here is what I finally learned:


    1. Block them with the robots.txt file; and/or
    2. Use a noindex metatag in the header:

    <meta name="googlebot" content="noindex">
  • Profile picture of the author Evocess
    Yes, it is really possible to ignore Google. But I don't recommend ignoring Google.
    As we all know that Google is the biggest search engine and it doesn't need to be ignored.
    Lots of people are using Google so take it as an advantage for your business.
  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    There are many ways of creating income online without Google's help. Build a community and create a place online where your customers (readers/subscribers) want to be and you'll always succeed. Also, there's many people on this very forum (me included) who do super well with paid traffic.
  • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
    Social media, forums, guest blogging and blog commenting is were I get most of my traffic from.. "Correct" keyword research, on-page SEO and quality content can still bring in traffic from search engines. I don't worry to much about Google though..
  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    I haven't relied on google for almost a year.
  • Profile picture of the author IMSince2003
    Originally Posted by Julius Minor View Post

    Social media, forums, guest blogging and blog commenting is were I get most of my traffic from.. "Correct" keyword research, on-page SEO and quality content can still bring in traffic from search engines. I don't worry to much about Google though..
    AND paid traffic
  • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
    Originally Posted by rmolina88 View Post

    I haven't relied on google for almost a year.
    I second that!
  • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
    Originally Posted by IMSince2003 View Post

    AND paid traffic
    I knew I missed One... very important!

    I also use NextScripts: Social Networks Auto-Poster.. when I publish my posts it's instant traffic!
  • Profile picture of the author run
    Forum & Social Marketing are very targeted sources of income for me. Therefore, I would rely on Google or other Search Engine.
    But, why would you want to ignor Google? If you don't want to mess with it, just leave it alone, but you still need the proper SEO structures of the site.

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