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Life without Google!

Discussion in 'Google' started by marktravellinks, Aug 5, 2014.

  1. Jameyson MacDonald

    Jameyson MacDonald Well-Known Member

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    #21
    The concept of Google will never disappear. There are many decent search engines out there doing exactly what Google is doing. Bing is a perfect example. They have grown in popularity and relevance and even have products similar to Google's (Webmaster Tools, Bing Ads, and so on).
    SEMrush
    Where Google seems driven solely by profit and even uses algorithmic updates to weed out "spammy" or "irrelevant content" (can someone say no new or small websites?), leaving only the big spenders in the top spots of the search results, Bing is offering major incentives to use their search engine in the form of Bing Rewards. That's right, by simply using Bing's search engine, you can get gift cards and other great rewards.

    The fact is, Google could cease to exist tomorrow morning and by tomorrow afternoon, one of the other major search engines will have taken its place.

    Google is really a shi*ty search engine these days. It is motivated solely by greed and couldn't care less about relevancy. The only reason it remains the king of search engines is because people are reluctant to change. Let enough people get fed up with the bullsh*t though and Google will collapse.
     
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  2. Bedwan

    Bedwan Active Member

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    #22
    Life without Google...hmmm!

    More online income for all of us!
     
    Bedwan, Aug 15, 2014 IP
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    himanuzo Well-Known Member

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    #23
    Social media is great as alternative to Google.

    e.g: Facebook is no 2 in traffic term for worldwide. You can make a good living with Facebook only.
     
    himanuzo, Aug 15, 2014 IP
  4. Information Overload

    Information Overload Greenhorn

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    #24

    Agree - Bing and Yahoo's search results are much better. Google throws in too many ads, it's all about money with Google. Take this scenario: You Rank #1 in SERPS for your primary keyword and there are 3 ads on top of yours. Frustrating!
     
    Information Overload, Aug 20, 2014 IP
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    sundaybrew Numerati

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    I am 40, There were no search engines when I was a kid, shit was cooler then it was now , peace
     
    sundaybrew, Aug 20, 2014 IP
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    itcv Active Member

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    #26
    Google owns companies that you can't even imagine...
    It will never disappear from the internet.
    Google made JavaScript to be this what it is and it's investing in some serious software developments, one of them is android and other mobile platforms.
    Android is the most used mobile os nowadays and it will remain the most used since the chinese suppliers are using it for their smartphones and tablets.
    Just take a look at the chinese market and you will get the google's mobile os idea ;)
    And google drive is very, very powerful tool for companies who does not care about spending money, they care about quality and solid rock service!
    Google can provide that :)
    Personally, I don't like google, but I'm using them because nowadays they're the best for me.
    When it happens something, we'll migrate and adapt - that's all.
     
    itcv, Aug 20, 2014 IP
  7. Jameyson MacDonald

    Jameyson MacDonald Well-Known Member

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    #27
    Any company has the ability to go under, even Google. I'm sure everyone thought Enron was going to be around for years... The fact is, Google has been making a ton of mistakes in how they run their business and while they're still the most popular search engine and online business out there, that could change with one stupid mistake on the parts of their corporate heads. There is no such thing as an unsinkable company and those companies who think they are usually end up sinking in the end...
     
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  8. Manish Mohan Parth

    Manish Mohan Parth Banned

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    #28
    Google is use for the good as well as bad purpose so we can not say any exact thing.
     
    Manish Mohan Parth, Aug 20, 2014 IP
  9. www.gaapps.com

    www.gaapps.com Greenhorn

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    #29
    For me, I can't live without google.
     
    www.gaapps.com, Aug 20, 2014 IP
  10. quiz

    quiz Active Member

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    #30
    Less online income you mean? How would people find your websites a few years ago without social networks like we know now?

    No traffic, no income.
     
    quiz, Aug 24, 2014 IP
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    Without google i will use yahoo search to find an easy way to kill myself :p
     
    obada, Aug 26, 2014 IP
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    Googleminator is coming from the future to warn us all that google will disappear and we must donate to google now to save it for the future! :D
     
    itcv, Aug 26, 2014 IP
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    eric_wahlberg Well-Known Member

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    #33
    Dude, you can survive without fb, twitter, whatsapp, gmail and google, but cannot survive without food and water.

    If in worse case scenario, a person has internet connection, but nothing to eat or drink, he will go mad after 2 or 3 days. At that time, these things won't matter to him.
     
    eric_wahlberg, Sep 2, 2014 IP
  14. Karl_JUnger

    Karl_JUnger Peon

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    There upsides and downsides in this question. Yes it's easier to find information that you need, but on the other hand kids almost stopped using books for their studies and homework.Just copy/paste all the information and voila you are the God.
     
    Karl_JUnger, Sep 19, 2014 IP
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    mrgadget Well-Known Member

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    #35
    Sorry but NO, Bing algorithm also favor spammy sites. Google is the best.
     
    mrgadget, Sep 19, 2014 IP
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    Google comes in for a lot of criticism and some of it rightly so but to be fair it still provides many website owners with a main source of traffic.
     
    lightlysalted, Sep 23, 2014 IP
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    There may be other search engines but Google has set the benchmark. IMO.
     
    Droid82, Sep 25, 2014 IP
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    jowel Banned

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    from Google many services no longer used on my side
     
    jowel, Sep 25, 2014 IP
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    Life without Google is tough. It was one of the things that I dealt with when I was in China for the summer. There are other search engines out there, so you can still find the things that you are looking for, but other services like Google Maps (there is Baidu Maps, but it is all in Chinese), and most importantly, Gmail, were inaccessible as well.
     
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    Chaseh2 Greenhorn

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    You're absolutely right. No matter how big a company is, the risk of making stupid decisions will never be 100% eliminated. Even if they do pay a crap load of money to have top tier executives and advisors. A prime example of this is the Lehman Brothers :)
     
    Chaseh2, Sep 25, 2014 IP