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  Post #31 (permalink)   07-25-2012, 07:37 AM
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I doubt google are going anywhere, everybody uses them so they will always remain popular, i think if anything new came in, google would impalement it as well, so that they had is, its its users were not missing anything...

Not a very good argument in the .com world.
"Everyone" was using MySpace until Facebook came along.
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  Post #32 (permalink)   07-25-2012, 07:45 AM
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Not a very good argument in the .com world.
"Everyone" was using MySpace until Facebook came along.
i agree, also Altavista was the most popular search engine until google took the market, so never say never as any business (even google) can suddenly fold or be taken over and changed.
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I don't think you have to worry about Google closing off its SE to the public. Their search engine market returns is probably one of the bigger share in their revenue. No reason they would close that. But if for some crazy reason they do, Yahoo and Bing are pretty reliable too, yes.
 
 
 


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If for any reasons Google closed its search engine service, where would you expect most traffic to your website from? Yahoo and Bing are too far behind Google now, so they are not really a good alternatives?
This is a very interesting idea. An other SE engine will take it's place, whatever that one would be. Maybe Bing (which is not that much behind) or something we did not hear about yet.
Anyway, for that scenario to happen, some major changes have to happen with the internet.
 
 
 


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If for any reasons Google closed its search engine service, where would you expect most traffic to your website from? Yahoo and Bing are too far behind Google now, so they are not really a good alternatives?
Google, eBay are market leaders and have thir particular market sewn up, but if either were to close tomorrow, user would just find another out their which would soon become as big.

look at another way on the high street. you have bought your meat from the same butcher for the last 10 year then suddently that butcher closes down.
1) do you stop eating meat
2) do you find another butcher

I would say the answer would be 2, so the same if google closed down.
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  Post #36 (permalink)   11-15-2012, 12:29 PM
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Googe the company is enormous, and they started it off with that large white space search engine that we are all familiar with to this day. That won't change anytime soon
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  Post #37 (permalink)   11-20-2012, 03:16 PM
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Google, eBay are market leaders and have thir particular market sewn up, but if either were to close tomorrow, user would just find another out their which would soon become as big.

look at another way on the high street. you have bought your meat from the same butcher for the last 10 year then suddently that butcher closes down.
1) do you stop eating meat
2) do you find another butcher

I would say the answer would be 2, so the same if google closed down.
That's a pretty apt analogy. Regardless of how you might feel about the new guy you replace him with, ain't nobody giving up a ten year porkchop habit.

Worst-case there's a temporary power vacuum while the crappier engines duke it out, another couple (hundred) try to step in and win out of nowhere, then some other guy sits on top. There's no way in the world the internet exists without search engines. That's just not the world we live in anymore.
 
 
 


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Microsoft would then take over the Internet.
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If Google closed, people would immediately shift to Bing or Yahoo, and one of those would become the new search leader. You need search to navigate the web. It's so big, it useless without search functionality.

But I think the main point the question raises is the need to have multiple diverse channels for driving traffic to a site. Instead of asking what happens if Google closes, consider asking a much more likely questions: what happens if some algorithm update drops your site clear out of the top ten pages. Where would you get traffic?

1) Alternative search engines like Bing and Yahoo.

2) Referrals from other sites. Hopefully you already have a tone from all that link building you've been doing. If not, I guess it's time to start doing a lot of guest posts on prominent blogs.

3) Affiliates. Especially if you are a hosting company, they'll rank even if you don't. And even if Google doesn't exist, they'll find ways to drive traffic.

4) Conventional web advertising. Might be large general sites like FB, or targeted direct sites related to your business niche.

5) Social media campaigns and community engagement.

6) Conventional offline advertising - print and TV.

7) Email marketing and content marketing.

8) Word of mouth referrals from great service.

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There are always plenty of channels for traffic. If anyone is so dependent on Google that they can't imagine surviving without it, then they probably need to diversify.
 
 


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yes the most famous alternatives are yahoo , bing , ask and so ............
but never google goes down be sure
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but never google goes down be sure
never say never as it can happen.

over the last 24 months their has been some MAJOR businesses folded in the USA and UK.

no business even Microsoft is secure.

businesses like Google and Microsoft survive on large investments and bank loans, so all it takes is one of these investors to pull their investment or banks to call in their loan and this would leave the company in trouble.
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The likeliness of google shutting down in the foreseeable future is very unlikely. However, a lot of my traffic comes out of advertising from other sites and forums too.

WebSound is mainly directed at a small majority of people, I don't intend for it to have a massive client base in the foreseeable future, google currently isn't a big addon for us.
 
 


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The likeliness of google shutting down in the foreseeable future is very unlikely.
true, but not impossible
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true, but not impossible
Correct, it's not impossible, but I doubt it'd happen in the foreseeable future really. Google have far too much popularity and publicity for them to even consider shutting down, especially with all the extra additions they have such as adsense, adwords etc. They're making way too much money at the moment for them to consider it.
 
 
 


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Google have far too much popularity and publicity for them to even consider shutting down, especially with all the extra additions they have such as adsense, adwords etc. They're making way too much money at the moment for them to consider it.
this is the wrong mentality, just because the have adsense etc. that they wont consider shutting.

yes they may not consider shutting like most businesses wont consider this, but if the business is faced with a huge tax bill, investors pulling out or bank forclosing on loans they sometime dont have a say in closing.
just because it states a company is worth $$$$$ does not mean ready cash.

google at the moment like amazon/starbucks etc. are all facing a major tax investigation in the UK as they have all been avoiding paying Uk taxes.
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