TheMadScientist - 9:21 pm on Jan 6, 2013 (gmt 0) [edited by: TheMadScientist at 9:56 pm (utc) on Jan 6, 2013]
Uh, maybe the quote I posted which was from driller41 not you?
This one's from you Wilburforce
...until searchers start using something else, the advice not to rely on Google is useless
And I'm sorry you [meaning Wilburforce and anyone else reading who's of the same opinion] feel that way, because I doubt Google's traffic is going to seriously decline any time in the near future, but I'm fairly certain yours [meaning anyone who's reading] will decline much sooner than theirs is at all likely to (and if theirs declines sooner, so does yours [meaning anyone who's reading's] from them ... Relying on Google for free traffic is a 'catch 22' and not a good plan, in my opinion.)
That's where the advice to not rely on them stems from ... It's not about Google's market share, it's about the amount of traffic they send sites and them not wanting or needing to send traffic to nearly as many sites as they have previously ... I would also not be surprised to see them find a 'new and innovative way' to charge for much of the traffic they do send to sites beyond theirs.
[Rhetorically] How is the advice and information given in this thread so tough for people to comprehend or understand?
[edited by: TheMadScientist at 9:56 pm (utc) on Jan 6, 2013]