Google For Webmasters: It's Only Going To Get Worse, Not Better

Jul 14, 2014 - 8:46 am 104 by

down hillThe SEO space is very negative these days, not many smiles unless you work at large brands. A WebmasterWorld thread has a common topic come up, the topic of us being corkscrews and how the answers will dominate and weed out the source of the content, leaving us with nothing left.

Yes, this is depressing but this is the space SEO and webmasters are in today.

netmeg, said in the thread, that things are only going to get worse, so if you aren't up for it, then leave. She wrote:

Personally my take is that if you don't have a pretty good idea on how to proceed with whatever it is you want to do, and if you're that uncomfortable with the roller coaster nature and sudden monkey wrenches associated with life in the time of Google, then you probably are in the wrong career. Because it's only going to get worse, not better.

Sorry, I know that is not what you want to hear, but you are just plain not going to get the kind of existential conversation about organic search that you seem to so want. Most of us are too busy trying to exist to talk about existing.

Not everyone is cut out for doing this, and it's no slam against the people who aren't. But it's never never going back to 1999 or 2004 or even 2012.

I don't think it's Google who is at the crossroads so much as it's you. Google seems to be doing just fine.

Here are some of my favorite lines from this post:

  • You probably are in the wrong career. Because it's only going to get worse, not better.
  • Most of us are too busy trying to exist to talk about existing
  • It's never never going back to 1999 or 2004 or even 2012

Sometimes these harsh realities need to be shared and I think netmeg made them crystal clear.

Forum discussion WebmasterWorld.

 

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