Joined: 19 Jun 09
16 Aug 11 6:00 pm
First of all, these kind of things are said ALL the time. Why?
One of the best things you can do to make sales is to use people's fears. IF there isn't a fear out there, then you can create one by making stuff up. this is how about 80% of the IM products out there (and almost all the myths about link building, seo, and all the other im bs) get their sales. they create fear with thinly veiled BS that isn't true, and use half researched data that focuses only on what they want instead of the reality of the situation.
Yes, google has lost popularity, and right now FB has some dominance in the online field, but you are still talking about billions of people searching the net every day for information!
people make this kind of stuff up because it make sales. right now, blogging is on the rise, and I don't see it going anywhere. However, I also don't recommend relying on ANY single source of traffic to your sites. if you want a real business, then you need to look for multiple methods of promotion. You should have a social friendly site, as well as getting good search rankings.
If you rely on Google for more than 30% of your traffic, you have given them too much control over your business. you may as well just hand all of your domains over to them,. andd let them decide if your business is worth keeping open.
although I get good search rankings, I don't rely on them for my traffic. I also look for more direct sources such as popular blogs, forums, and other websites related to my niche.