If Google, Facebook, Youtube, & Twitter Closed Shop . . .

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In light of the - sky is falling - Fiverr thread, it got me thinking:

What would you do if Google, Facebook, Youtube, & Twitter Closed Shop . . ?

Many of us, of course, use far more ways to generate traffic - media buys, groups, classifieds, offline, lists, forums, and so forth - but a vast percentage rely on these traffic channels, and even for those of us who don't, it will likely still impact our business and cause us to make changes.

Would this affect your business? If so, what would be your reaction?

And before some clever so-and-so intones . . . no, I don't believe the closure of the aforementioned is imminent.

Fire away!!
#closed #facebook #google #shop #twitter #youtube
  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Not exactly the erudite response I was hoping to garner..

    Anyway...

    Enough from me now.

    Fire away, chaps and chapettes!
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    • Profile picture of the author johnbjr
      I would still have my list. Keep your list happy.
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        Good List and Quality content will be always there .if you are honest to your customers, they will never leave you .
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      • Profile picture of the author brentb
        Originally Posted by johnbjr View Post

        I would still have my list. Keep your list happy.
        Well you would have just lost half of it as gmail is owned by Google. So that would suck for all us emailers. Just saying.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ttrain
    I would celebrate and than spend the next 36 hours chugging red bulls and popping Modafinil as I built a replacement.
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  • Profile picture of the author @tjr
    I guess I'd have less reason to slack off. But in reality, something would take their place in this scenario.

    People want social media. People want to search. People want to watch videos of cats and epic trick shots.

    Heck, maybe the play is to create their replacement.
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  • Profile picture of the author jasondinner
    Wouldn't put a dent in my business...
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  • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
    That would kind of suck wouldn't it? Where would I spend all my time online besides here?
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    If they ever close future billionaires will emerge.

    I don't think this is something to worry about and if you are prepared for it like i am you could be one of them/us.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I like where this is heading.

    So, okay . . . we lose G, FB, YT, T.

    Assuming you have the startup capital . . .

    What do you build?

    I'm thinking: All 4 in one.
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    • Profile picture of the author Egyfitness
      I will start optimizing my site for Bing search.
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    • Profile picture of the author butters
      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      I like where this is heading.

      So, okay . . . we lose G, FB, YT, T.

      Assuming you have the startup capital . . .

      What do you build?

      I'm thinking: All 4 in one.
      Google all the way, social trends come and go, peoples need for information is infinite (Until we get some cyborg stuff which downloads it all into our brains!!). So if Google dies (Assuming other search engines go bankrupt to) start investing in the information business, someone is going to need to serve it to the world.
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  • Profile picture of the author salegurus
    You must have a lot of time on your hands.....
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  • Profile picture of the author Trivum
    I'd simply go with the guys who drove them out of business.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    I can't ever see them closing shop, not saying that it is impossible but it is just highly unlikely.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    I wonder, being marketers, if the thing we created next . . . would be more helpful or less helpful to marketers.
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    • Profile picture of the author @tjr
      Originally Posted by Get Rich Methods View Post

      I wonder, being marketers, if the thing we created next . . . would be more helpful or less helpful to marketers.
      Doubtful that it would be more helpful for the same reason none of those entities are tailored to small time marketers now. Internet Marketers aren't making them money worth sniffing at. Their consumer base is.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    I'd go jump in my survival truck, hook up the trailer loaded with survival gear, and head for my survival cabin hidden in the mountains...

    Because I'd have to assume that a major world disaster just struck and I'd be safest to wait out the carnage...

    But on the really offhanded chance that all happened simultaneously, and left us zero transition time...

    I'd drive faster....
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  • Profile picture of the author xflavor
    It is true that there are many other ways for generating traffic rather than Google, Facebook, Youtube. But, these are the best way to generate traffic. A huge number of people are using Google, Facebook, Youtube. So if they closed, it won’t be possible to get traffic easily.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Google is, functionally, only a SHADOW of what it once was!
    I was only TRICKED into getting a facebook account. It is DORMANT and never had anything added!
    I NEVER had a twitter account!
    OK, I WOULD miss youtube.

    Frankly, until the ads and stock, I figured youtube would be a GONER! I HAVE said the same about the others, but youtube was the one I felt strongest about, because it is SUCH high bandwidth.

    Steve
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

      Google is, functionally, only a SHADOW of what it once was!
      I was only TRICKED into getting a facebook account. It is DORMANT and never had anything added!
      I NEVER had a twitter account!
      OK, I WOULD miss youtube.

      Frankly, until the ads and stock, I figured youtube would be a GONER! I HAVE said the same about the others, but youtube was the one I felt strongest about, because it is SUCH high bandwidth.

      Steve
      Things were certainly dodgy for them a few years back. This was before they cleverly introduced good monetization strategies.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    What would you do if Google, Facebook, Youtube, & Twitter Closed Shop . . ?
    Since all of them account for less than 2% of my traffic, I would just keep doing what I'm doing. It wouldn't be hard to replace that 2% either.

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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      For business I wouldn't miss them at all. For other things?

      Facebook - Would miss communicating with my Magic The Gathering playgroup

      YouTube - Would miss listening to all that great music

      Google - I really like their search engine. Hate all the others.

      Otherwise, couldn't care less.
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  • Profile picture of the author mkgg
    Twitter and Facebook maybe....they could get replaced like what happened to myspace

    But no way are Google and YT going anywhere...uh-huh i'll die an old man and they will still exist
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