Can your website really survive without google?

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I've been trying to soak up everything I can about SEO and how to get the top result in google. I've been writing some articles and submitting them to the article marketing sites. Trying to create backlinks and trying to do the standard SEO stuff on my site.

But what I've noticed is google basically does whatever they want anyway and everything you've built can be ruined in a moment. Is social network marketing enough to keep you going or do you pretty much have to bow to google's will?
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  • Profile picture of the author webapex
    Some suggest the resale value of a ecommerce web site using search traffic is not as high as a site using paid traffic, a more sound system not subject to the whims of search ranking algorithms
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    • Profile picture of the author BenoitT
      Of course you can survive without Google. Best way is JV partners and opt-in pages. Money is in the list . If you are new or very small, it is hard however.

      Make a great gift for them and your partners will be more than happy to send traffic to your page.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Sorrell
      Dependent on what you're trying to rank for, a lot more work is needed to get on the first page of google than article submissions these days. Check your keyword density on your homepage, your meta tags etc and make sure you content is well written and unique. Get some relevant ideas off google wonder wheel for instance if you need help finding related things to write about.

      In terms of your off page efforts you simply need a good diversity of quality links pointing back to your site. You're looking at high pr forum links, edu and .gov links, high pr social bookmarking sites, video sites, and some high pr blog comment posts. It can be a pain so I'd definitely suggest buying some tools or outsourcing the work.
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  • Profile picture of the author petelta
    Google search engine traffic is only one source of traffic. Needless to say it's a great source of traffic, but it definitely is not the only source. You can create an income without ever having 1 person find your site with a search engine.

    Google isn't trying to screw us over. They are trying to return the best quality content for their search users. It's the marketers fault for partaking in methods that are to fool the system. It's their system you are doing all this backlinking for...if what you are doing is making them less money, you're out.
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  • Profile picture of the author alcymart
    Actually not relying on Google here. To the extent that without Google, my business would still strive and progress. Sure, I get some organic traffic from many other SE's, but most my traffic comes from Traffic Exchanges here.

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    • Profile picture of the author VanessaB
      Not only can it survive without Google, it should. Paid advertising does work, and it creates a contractual obligation between advertiser and publisher. It also has a defined price to which both parties are aware of, and agree to.

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      • Profile picture of the author myob
        Google is no help to me at all, actually. All of my websites are in hotly competitive niches, so they never even rank anywhere near the top 10,000. Traffic is generated through article syndication, solo ads, and offline promotions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Agep_flippo
    Instead of saying we are worry can not survive without Google, I love when I say "Precisely, Google needs us". They need our content to provide the media to their advertiser.
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  • Profile picture of the author moneyninja
    Thanks for the responses everyone. I think I have some good ideas to go on and will definitely be hitting the article marketing harder and just work on generating new content.
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  • Profile picture of the author Boricua
    Originally Posted by moneyninja View Post

    I've been trying to soak up everything I can about SEO and how to get the top result in google. I've been writing some articles and submitting them to the article marketing sites. Trying to create backlinks and trying to do the standard SEO stuff on my site.

    But what I've noticed is google basically does whatever they want anyway and everything you've built can be ruined in a moment. Is social network marketing enough to keep you going or do you pretty much have to bow to google's will?
    Don't depend only on Google. Simple! Yahoo and MSN have proven to be winners on my end for years and some of my oldest clients.

    A great example, 3 month old site. I'm ranked #3 for "article submission" on Yahoo with the website below and #15 on Google as of now for the same keyword after two months of mixing article marketing with other useful methods. Conclusion? Google takes longer, but Yahoo and MSN bring nice traffic if you're in the top 5 positions for your main keywords.

    As for paid advertisements as mentioned earlier, you can track every single click and all your ROI perfectly, but free traffic is #1 in my books for being totally dependable on skills you can learn easily and follow exclusively on your own. Works.

    Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author haymanpl
    Bing can also bring you in traffic and your subscribers list works well when you write great content but Google brings in by far the most for me as i chase every keyword in my niche.

    I think the best way to increase traffic is to write more relevant content everyday that heklps the search qeury user. If your wrote 3 posts a day thats over 1,000 for the year.

    There's some great tools out thyere to go back and optimise your content properly
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  • Profile picture of the author IcedSEO-CEO
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    Yes you can, if you are the social be type with 30,000 twitter followers, 4,000 facebook friends, 100,000 fanpage fans, 10,000 digg followers and oh! don't forget the youtube then I think you smile and say "damn Google" cos social media will surely work for you
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  • Profile picture of the author chasnsx
    My money site ran for a year on nothing but Youtube referrals. Search engines are 1/3 to 1/2 of the traffic these days. Google is just another slice of the pie.
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  • Profile picture of the author social saint
    I guess it really depends on what kind of business you do online. A lot of bloggers / Adsense publishers rely on free traffic (search engine, RSS feeds and referral clicks) to make money. IM'ers have several sources to generate traffic though - PPC, Social media, Article marketing etc. However if Google is gone, I'd still miss a major chunk of free organic traffic if Google is gone.
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  • Profile picture of the author brianboyer
    I think you would definitely lose some traffic and see some negative results if Google was not in the picture but I also believe websites would still survive, maybe just not earn as much money.
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