rollinj - 8:45 am on Dec 21, 2011 (gmt 0)
I do that as well, sure. This site has only been live for ~3 months so far but organic referrals are steadily increasing for related keywords. Buying backlinks does work, people ;)
Affiliate referrals are my greatest source of traffic at the moment... but the pool of people willing to perpetuate these referrals is only so large. As a prudent business owner I was exploring other options for the future. Apparently Google Adsense is not one of them, unfortunately.
Ok just hear me out one last time...
So Google doesn't accept link sellers to participate in adwords because they compete with their business model. That fact is accepted by the lot of you, because you don't sell links. Fine, anybody can understand that. [en.wikipedia.org...]
Google is slowly but surely entering many other markets, as I have seen griped about here before:
- "ip" query
- google products
- google maps (gps)
What happens when they say "ok, no more hotel adverts, we have this great new hotel search engine you should use...".
Or "ok, no more gps adverts, you should really be using google maps on your phone".
Or "no more competing mobile phone advertisements, motorola is king".
What happens when their search share rises above 70%? To 80%, 90%?
Admittedly buckworks, yes, there are situations such as yours and mine where google traffic is not of the greatest importance... but since they own 70% search market share... ie... 70% of the online world visits them every day... I feel I should be able to pay for my placement in this "world market/advertising board" that Google has now become just like everybody else.