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?
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  • 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 +newportone
      Yes , Amen , the internet is bigger than Google.
      Thanks,
      Thank God too, Google would erase us all if it could.
    • Profile picture of the author KevL
      Originally Posted by Alex Blades View Post

      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.
      I'm not quite with you ref:
      With the way Google has been acting towards IMer's
      ?
  • 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 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 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 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 rmolina88
    I haven't relied on google for almost a year.
  • 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.
    • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
      Originally Posted by run View Post

      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.
      I do proper keyword research and on-page SEO out of "habit".. so I naturally get traffic from Google.. But I don't "rely" on them..
  • Profile picture of the author esr
    "Ignore" is a strong word. It's a good idea to practice at least basic seo methods on your site, but you don't have to drive yourself crazy over that number one spot.

    Look at it this way. At any time, without any warning, Google could switch things up, and somehow you lose that number one position that you've been counting on for all of your traffic.

    Now you've lost ALL of your traffic and you're back to square one.

    Google is one method for getting free traffic, but I honestly feel that it's dangerous to put all of your eggs in one basket. Especially a basket that has all the control.
  • Profile picture of the author bryansgal
    Yes, it's possible. It all comes down to what your site is about, as to how to ignore G I have a blog that regularly gets 100+ visits per day passively. That's from ONE social network and I don't even post often at the moment. All my traffic on that site pretty much comes from that one place. But yes, it did take time to make that account an authority account... no bots, no crap.
    • Profile picture of the author Julius Minor
      Originally Posted by bryansgal View Post

      Yes, it's possible. It all comes down to what your site is about, as to how to ignore G I have a blog that regularly gets 100+ visits per day passively. That's from ONE social network and I don't even post often at the moment. All my traffic on that site pretty much comes from that one place. But yes, it did take time to make that account an authority account... no bots, no crap.
      Good stuff.. I have a Tumblr account on the first page of Google for a 96K/Month keyword and it's been there for over a year.. I get hundreds of visits from there everyday. The funny part is that I was just using a syndication plugin that was hot back in 2011 that required me to use Tumblr. (I don't use the plugin anymore) but it introduced me to the power of Tumblr.
  • Profile picture of the author sabatek
    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?
    Frank Kern had a eBook talking about using Yahoo and he also said and I quote "Have you ever heard of the Yahoo smack down?" So, yes you can concentrate on non Google search engine traffic and be successful but I wouldn't completely give up on Google.

    I learned some new up-to-date info from Russell Brunson of DotComSecretsX that has simplified organic SEO traffic with Google...

    If you learn from the right people and keep up with changes you don't have to discount Google.
  • Profile picture of the author clever7
    You shouldn’t desire to ignore Google, but try to get organic traffic from Google, besides doing many other things to get traffic from other sources. Google is a powerful search engine, and Google+ is very helpful.





  • Profile picture of the author jay walters
    I don't believe so, we can't ignore google, especially with the rise of the display ad network.
  • Profile picture of the author Pete Lauder
    Is it possible to ignore Google?

    Of course it is.

    Is it wise to ignore the 500lb gorilla in the room, no way!

    Google has matured to the point that it can now dictate how serps are decided upon.

    It has shown, with panda, and penguin, that the old methods of ranking will be eradicated, and this will include backlinks one day.

    Your job is to keep up to date with what they are rolling out, and envision how the future rankings will be decided.

    I welcome the Google changes, and look forward to reaping the benefits.

    Perhaps you should also consider this path.
  • Profile picture of the author ezplr
    Of course you can ignore Google if you are getting enough traffic from other sources.

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