So I’m celebrating right now. Google’s share price has taken a hammering (down over 9% in about 10 minutes) because a printing blunder led to a premature revelation that third quarter profits for the world’s most “people friendly” (unless you’re an affiliate marketer or SEO practitioner, and then they hate you) company are down about 20%; well under analysts expectations.
Now it’s no small secret that I really dislike Google. I wrote recently about their decision to hammer exact match domains (as part of the “Crusade” against any form of online money making that doesn’t rely on Adwords for traffic). I cannot mask the fact that I am rubbing my hands with glee here – it’s about time Google got taken down a notch.
Of course I’ll gladly leverage any free organic search traffic that Google decides to send my way, even if I disagree with their highly anticompetitive practices. After all, if you can’t beat them, then you had better join them!
So how can you kick Google while they’re down?
1) Start building your list now, so you don’t rely on organic SEO traffic
2) Switch over to Microsoft AdCenter (the Bing version of Adwords) clicks are cheaper and convert better too
3) Start using Bing or Yahoo search
4) Sign up for my free Super Affiliate Secrets report and start learning how to build a real business online that doesn’t rely on Google.