Sylver - 9:17 pm on Aug 1, 2010 (gmt 0)
Everyone likes to claim Google is old news, everyone's jumping ship, etc. so I was just suggesting those that don't like Google cut off their relationship because taking free organic traffic from a company someone dislikes is being hypocritical.
Who is everyone?
You distort completely what was said just to have an opportunity to take "rightful" offense at it. What's the point?
Anyway, while we are on the topic, Google exists only because of our collective content. 99.999...%* of people don't visit Google to see Google's content. They go to Google to find our content. So when Google sends us traffic, it is not a charity they are doing us. It's just their job, and doing that job is the only reason why they have any traffic to send in the first place.
It's a symbiotic relationship. Users couldn't find our content without Google, and without our content, Google search would have nothing to offer.
Adsense money is not the *** dole, it's a payment for services delivered.
And for the record, I tend to like Google, I just don't think they have much growth left in the ad business.
*Yeah, I know that 87.63% of all statistics are made up, obviously.