I am just "this close" to being completely fed up with Google. The latest is yet another round of changes to their Adsense program (read more from Jensense). Oh sure, it's their company to do with as they please, and we choose to either abide or not, blah blah blah. That aside, I'm getting really tired of making changes to websites because the rules change once again.
As you may have noticed, I've already taken Adsense off of SEO Scoop. I did that before these new rules came into place, because it was just silly to waste the space for such low return, but now I'm really glad I did. I think, one by one, I'm going to do the same with all my other sites. Some will be replaced by YPN, others by direct sales, or some other form of advertising.
Google won't miss me. I'm just a tiny fish in a galaxy-sized ocean. But at the same time, I don't think I'll miss them either. It was a great ride, and I'm glad Google started the whole thing, but it's time to move on now. I want more control, not less. And as each day goes by, I feel like I'm giving more and more of my control to Google. Yes sir, no sir, whatever you say, sir. Ah, who knows, maybe I'm just getting old and cranky.
It will take a while to convert everything to something new, but little by little, I plan to change everything over. What about you?
- Do you still think Google is the greatest thing since sliced bread?
- Maybe you never thought so?
- How do you feel about Google, circa 2007?