06 Jun 09
11 Sep 09 12:14 am
Important: Google Book Deal - what does it mean for us?
NOW I'm worried!! I'm not sure if everyone has already heard about the proposed Google Book Deal in which they apparently plan to digitize (and manage) milliions of books.
It's a move that surely must be set to have a negative impact on Clickbank and therefore affiliates. It's easy to take a positive attitude but things are getting harder and harder for us all the time and this surely can't be good for us.
I've been working hard but now kind of feel like giving up :( How can we try to work towards creating a legitimate business out of this when the whole system is made so tenuous and fragile because of our almost total reliance on just one search engine - which basically doesn't seem to like affiliates very much.
If you haven't heard about it check out http://mattsmarketingblog.com/google-book-deal
/ to get some background.
What are other members thoughts on this and how it will affect us as affiliates? Mark, what do you think? What are the implications for SEO/PPC? Please reassure us!!