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    Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    Here's a statement to think about.

    If you depend on the internet for your income, and you need people to find your website in order to get clients, then you are working for Google.

    The other day a client visited for a meeting and made the interesting remark that we´re all working for Google. He especially because 80% of his time goes to projects that are related to his website and the need for it to have most of his traffic coming in through Google. So he reasoned he practically is working for Google.


    Actually he was very right... Everybody that depends on the internet for their income is working for Google. Sure there are people that say that a business never should depend on one source of sales, but the big money almost always comes from Google. Simply because most people use Google to find what ever they are looking for.

    Saying that Google isn't needed for the success of an internet depended business is like saying it's better to go from L.A. to New York on your bicycle than to take a plane.

    How much of your time do you work for Google? (directly or indirectly).
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    Re: Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    I like to think that my income depends on the internet than one mere search engine. Sure Google is the goliath for search traffic but anyone that purely relies on them for traffic won’t be working for long on their own.

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    Re: Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    That is correct but at the same time, without the Google traffic, you also won't be working for long on your own. Maybe in the US it's less of a factor because Google does only about 60% of the searches online, but in many other countries it's closer to 90% and in some countries even more than 90%.
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    Re: Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter (IMC) View Post
    That is correct but at the same time, without the Google traffic, you also won't be working for long on your own.
    I don't agree.
    There are a lot of (online) businesses who don't depend on a search engine in order to stay competitive.
    Impossible? You just underestimate the time.

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    Re: Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    It's true... Adsense is everywhere.

    This article illustrates a possible counter effort.

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    Lightbulb Re: Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    I think this is a very intresting question. Those that display google ads are displaying ads that googles customers purchase so in a way we could be working "With" them by displaying there customers ads on our website so increasing there customers clicks. I personally dont use google the search engine when I am browsing the internet I use Yahoo. I have found google ads very usefull though this past month and have been working on rankings since I began my website.

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    Working for Her Majesties Tax Authorities

    Peter,

    wrong! In the UK we're all working for one of the most incompetent governments on the planet. 17.5% VAT (revenue tax), 28% corporation tax, 41% income tax, 18% capital gains tax. After finally getting some hard earned out of our businesses or jobs, we then pay petrol (Gasoline) tax of £4.20 ($8.30) per imperial gallon. And on top of that people with houses like mine me are paying £2,500 ($4,900) per annum in local housing tax. In return we get high crime, dirty streets, poor schools, dirty hospitals, roads full of potholes. That's what socialism does for you.

    What Google get out of my business is a relative pittance. And at least they deliver.
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    Re: Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    Very interesting headline!

    Too many folks are hyper-focused on every little hiccup and happening at Google. And Google can deliver a lot of customers, to be sure. But focusing solely on Google is a mistake.

    Here's the irony: if you focus instead on great, well-organized content and deploy a DIVERSE marketing plan (not just Google-centric) -- you're doing all the stuff Google wants to see, anyway.

    (Anyone notice a teenage dating analogy here? No one gets popular by wondering worrying about what ONE being (company, hot guy, etc.) thinks of them. Being fabulous, good-looking, interesting, engaging and entertaining is a much better road to popularity!

    Don't panic about Google. Deploy a balanced content and marketing plan, and you'll be golden!

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    Re: Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    Sounds like yet another Kiss up to Google statement to me.

    The truth is I do work on websites so Google can work for me.

    Google is simply another tool and just like any other tool, it makes chores easier. The hammer works for the carpenter and not the other way around.

    One of the reasons that Google enjoys the market share that thry do is because of misleading statements like "we work for Google". When newbies to the search game read statements like that what are they supposed to believe?

    If we all "work" for Google then I would have to say that they make for one crappy employer as I have yet to receive any of my bi-monthly paychecks.

    Search engines are my bitch and not the other way around.

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    Re: Are You Working for Google? You Probably Are!

    I depend on referrals for my business. Good old-fashioned word-of-mouth.

    I don't advertise on google and I don't run google ad-sense ads. I don't want ANY company telling me how to run my business. I don't do SEO or any of that other stuff either. No "site-maps" etc.. Personally I don't care if a search engine or robot ever finds my sites. More bandwidth for my customers to use.

    5 years and I have all the business I need. I have no desire to "get rich". I just want to work for myself and make a comfortable living. I find that I can do that without google just fine.

    I advise anyone that asks me, to find something where you can build a good customer list and work on keeping them. Repeat sales, without having to pay a commission to someone like google, are better than constantly having to find and register new customers.

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