By-Pass Google and come straight to the WF...saves a lot of time..

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More and more lately I've been completely by-passing Google and coming straight here when I need to find information on anything business/marketing related...

I've noticed since Penguin that when I search for something in google a lot of the information that's coming up is either really old or from crappy little adsense auto-blogs - neither provide me with the answers that I'm after!

So I just decided one day not to bother with Google anymore should I need any business queries answered. No, instead I come straight to this forum and use the all important "search" function

Hell the Warrior Forum is around nearly as long as Big G so why not cut out the middle man and come straight here for advice. This forum is so vast that 99% of the time your question has been asked and answered here many times over.

I don't know why people don't use the search function more - surely it's worth the 2 secs it takes rather than spend X amount of time surfing the web for answers? I dunno, maybe I just late to this particular party but I think it's the way to go...

Cheers,
- Noel.
#bypass #google #lot #straight #time #wfsaves
  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    yea, i am not sure why the search function is not placed more prominently on the WF site.
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  • Profile picture of the author kyle4hire
    Some people just wanna do it on there ways, but yes why is that Noel? same question asked by David
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  • Profile picture of the author TheArticlePros
    Yeah...I've practically begged in some of my posts for the search button to either be enlarged into a 768x90 banner-sized button or for it to replace the 'post new thread' button.

    The forum's a lot older than me, though, and I don't make the decisions. I'm just happy to have a great place to come and talk with others.

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  • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
    Sadly, the number of crap-filled sites outweigh the ones packed with gold.

    I use this forum extensively for very specific information. If not, I head to the copyblogger most of the time. Oh, and Michel Fortin's blog. Good stuff, mate. Good stuff.
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    • Profile picture of the author Noel Cunningham
      Originally Posted by Prashant_W View Post

      Sadly, the number of crap-filled sites outweigh the ones packed with gold.

      I use this forum extensively for very specific information. If not, I head to the copyblogger most of the time. Oh, and Michel Fortin's blog. Good stuff, mate. Good stuff.
      Ya, it's good to have a trusted stable of sites that you can rely on for information. Copyblogger is good as is ProBlogger and a few others...

      When I want to learn about a certain subject what I usually do is head over the relevant site, search for what I'm after and take down notes in Word/Pages. Before I know it I'd have pages of valuable content and be after educating myself on my topic of choice...whether it be "how to generate traffic," "how to find the best offers to promote" etc. etc.

      The beauty of forums though in particular is that they are kind of "self moderated" If someone makes a claim in a post and gives bad information the community quickly rounds on them and either validates it or offers better advice.

      It makes a nice change from just landing on random web pages as you search the web - not knowing if the information your reading and relying on has any foundation whatsoever.

      And there is of course the big benefit of mixing with like-minded folks and building relationships that will help your business move forward.

      Just my 2.0 cents
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  • Profile picture of the author David Keith
    i would think maybe a google style search form could go right under the top banner advertising. That would probably help on several fronts.

    More people would use the search function, and more people would be looking and clicking very close to the advertising banner. That would be good for people who buy the banner ads.

    Seems like it would be a win for everyone.
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    • Profile picture of the author Prashant_W
      Originally Posted by David Keith View Post

      i would think maybe a google style search form could go right under the top banner advertising. That would probably help on several fronts.
      Dear Allen,

      Pretty please?

      Your humble follower,

      Prash
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  • Profile picture of the author dhazard
    For me, it simply a habit to search google, plus, its infused in our media so it is in our minds that it is to go to place for all information. Brilliant marketing, that.
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  • Profile picture of the author jaiganeshv
    Exactly this is what i feel to (as the OP)

    Consider Google traffic as a bonus and the least expected.

    Also consider ALL free tools Gogole offer only the last option as they are only a BAIT for your business by some other company.

    They may give it free now only to attract you and mine YOUR data for THIER case studies..

    This goes on everything from google search, analyics, webmaster tools, adsense etc..Because they are all free.. just like how you give away a free report via a squeeze page to collect leads...makes sense?

    Please wake up and STOP running for free stuff, free traffic etc for your business which sole purpose is making $$ online and not being a case study.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
    Originally Posted by Noel Cunningham View Post


    I've noticed since Penguin that when I search for something in google a lot of the information that's coming up is either really old or from crappy little adsense auto-blogs - neither provide me with the answers that I'm after!

    Cheers,
    - Noel.
    So I guess Autoblogging is not yet dead.

    Personally, I visited here almost everyday. Lots of valuable information are just coming every now and then.
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