valex - 11:37 am on Mar 5, 2011 (gmt 0)
As an advertising company, Google cannot have any interest to drive free traffic to any website who sells advertisement outside the Google ecosystem.
If you use Adsense to monetize your site you will get the left-overs that Google cannot (yet) monetize themselve.
It is only a matter of time until Google stops to distribute traffic for free.
I just want to share some thoughts - this is what's happened here:
One day I receive a £50 AdWords gift card and the next day Google buried my site (together with it's AdSense units) This is the 5th gift card I've received for the last 2 years and their 5th attempt to make me use AdWords - something I will never do! It's pretty simple from my point of view - I can not earn from Google's FREE traffic and I HAVE to pay the guys if I want any visitors at all. Otherwise my site has no place in the top 10 (where it used to be for more than an year without spending a penny for links or adwords). I've got no other explanation why is this happening and how all of a sudden my site drops 180 positions. I agree - it might be not perfect, but if it's been No1 for so long does it mean that Google has been blind the entire time and just now my site has been placed where it's supposed to be all this time?!?! If it's so bad what did I do right to get all the traffic and what did I do to lose it over night? Now a site with just this on it's home page
Welcome to hhu Sites. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging! Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment. Search for: ... is ranking better than me! Well there's no other explanation for me and I can not accept that my serp drop has got anything to do with my site's content, design, code etc. The only reason is not paying Google for my traffic.