| 11:06 am on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Good luck to you, Colin. I haven't quit the online business, but I have definitely quit caring what Google does, so I know how you feel.
| 1:53 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
We noticed a few months ago that Google is presenting results for our pages lower even than illegal copies of our pages! Basically, searches on Google wont find us. However, despite that we are still doing about 3 million page requests a month, and so we don't lose sleep over Google. There's MSN and alltheweb delivering sensible search results.
| 3:44 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
That is so sad, but my story is the same.
I have lost 5 staff, my business is on its knees and all because of google and our high listings and playing by the sodding rules!
I too am moving on from this after 6 years and selling up.
Good luck Colin.
| 3:59 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Best of luck mate!
| 4:06 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
One should never base a business model on using another businesses resources when that business has no implied contract to continue giving you those resources.
You need to be able to bob and weave and go with the flow even if one of the waves your riding fizzles out and doesn't make it to shore. You just catch another wave of the many that are out there and ride it in instead. Then paddle out and do it all over again.
Having applied this principle since 1999 when Alta Vista was the rage, I've been able to buy a new board and catch many, many waves ;)
Good luck to you!
| 4:17 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
All the best colin_h - will miss your company on the 'late night threads' as they are for me down here in Aus (its 2:45AM right now here - I think i must have the google DC syndrome/obsession too..)
| 4:32 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
No..no..no .. am I gonna lose a good WebmasterWorld friend? Now why is that? (:(
You have been posative and shining on the update threads.
I wish you all the best and God bless.
Shall miss you much Colin.
But I'm as optimistic as you and hope to see you among us again... therfore:
So long, Colin
and not goodbye :-)
| 4:36 pm on Jan 11, 2006 (gmt 0)|
Many thanks to all. I've just finished with the brokers and I feel GREAAAAAAAAAT :-)
PHPdude. I too had survived until now from 1999. Keep Lucky ;-)
All the best & Signing off for a BIG DRINK :-o