About once a day or so I get a email from someone about how Google must have banned the ShoeMoney System from their search index.
The real fact is that we have been blocking Google since launch. I have written extensively about how I don’t need Google to have a successful business and wanted to put my money where my mouth is. Literally.
Very shortly the ShoeMoney System will be closing in on making 1 million dollars in gross revenue. All while being out of Google and most other search engines.
Obviously this opened up a huge opportunity for affiliates who understand SEO and pay per click marketers. But surprisingly enough (to some) most of our sales came from word of mouth recommendations of our existing users or from people familiar with our brand.
Would I recommend this to you? Absolutely not. Obviously it cost us some money by not being listed in Google.
You just hear so much about how SEO is everything that I wanted to prove completely the opposite.
You need to build a brand and create a quality product or service that people actually want to recommend to their friends.
Going forward we will unblock Google and see what happens. Could be interesting.