How to grow without Google Search?

Hey we all knew Google traffics are sweet. But building an online business solely on Google search traffics is not a smart move. 

Google is just way far from consistent – and consistency and reliability are important. 

Too many sites have been unwittingly turned upside down overnight when Google updates its algorithms. Not only do the algorithm changes mean needing to find how to increase your ranking with the new algorithm; it also means that your previously great search listing might now be all but invisible.

All of this considered, there are numerous ways to grow your blog and increase traffic outside of Google’s organic search listings – and if you want to learn how – go check out my first guest post on +Shane Barker – where I shared three of my best tips in growing a blog without Google Search (featuring a few examples including my guest post on +Adam Connell blog). 

P.S. If you like my post, you might also enjoy Luana's latest input at WHSR: 14 Reasons Link Building Belongs To Marketing (Not SEO Nor Google)

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How to Grow Your Blog Outside of Google Organic Search – Shane Barker
Bloggers, and really anyone who runs a website, can appreciate the importance of a great Google organic search ranking… heck, that’s why there is an entire industry devoted to improving search rankings (SEO specialists). However, Google organic search rankings are not the only way that visitors find your website – and the rankings shouldn’t be. …

Moz’s data is showing that eBay lost around 75% of their terms from page one after…

Moz’s data is showing that eBay lost around 75% of their terms from page one after Panda 4.0 update. Thin content and aggressive internal linking on long tail keywords seem to be the cause. 

Question is: Why now?

eBay survived Panda updates for years with the same crappy content. Is this Google's reply to eBay's recent changes on their Adwords campaign? 

+Larry Kim – Panda 4.0: Why eBay Just Lost 80% of its Organic Rankings

"By knocking eBay's product listings pages out of the organic rankings, Google is forcing eBay to use product ads to stay in front of those searchers seeking information about specific types of products.

It would be easy to say that profit is the sole motive here, but this is actually good for users too. eBay’s “strategy” of pushing out millions of doorway and internal site search pages was spam by anyone’s definition. For commercial queries, Google shopping ads offer the most useful customer experience."


+Moz Panda 4.0, Payday Loan 2.0 & eBay's Very Bad Day

"Over the course of about three days, eBay fell from #6 in our Big 10 to #25. Change is the norm for Google's SERPs, but this particular change is clearly out of place, historically speaking. eBay has been #6 in our Big 10 since March 1st, and prior to that primarily competed with for either the #6 or #7 place. The drop to #25 is very large. Overall, eBay has gone from right at 1% of the URLs in our data set down to 0.28%, dropping more than two-thirds of the ranking real-estate they previously held.

It is entirely possible that this is temporary, and it's not my intention to "out" eBay – I have no idea if they've done anything that merits major ranking changes. This could be a technical issue or a mistake on Google's part. It's also worth noting that these results only track the main eBay sub-domain (, not other ranking sub-domains, including" 


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Poster to stick on your wall – some of the best social media quotes I ever bumped…

Poster to stick on your wall – some of the best social media quotes I ever bumped into. My personal favorite – "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas; what happens on Twitter stay on Google forever!" – so true!

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