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Is Google on the way down?

  1. tipstoretireearly profile image86
    tipstoretireearlyposted 5 years ago

    Is Google on the way down?

    Google's stock plummeted by $73.70 (almost 10%!) in the last two trading days due to lower costs-per-click as people rapidly move from the desktop to mobile devices.  Is this just a temporary blip on Google's stellar record, or the start of a long downward spiral as mobile devices get more popular?

  2. Cameron Conner profile image60
    Cameron Connerposted 5 years ago


    Right now mobile ads are cheap because mobile devices are in their infancy. As traffic continues and ads become more advanced they will start getting more clicks. Then they will become more expensive. 10 years ago you could buy ads for as little as 1 cent Now you are lucky to find a .10 cents Adwords long tail keyword. I don't see search engines like big G having any long damage because they will eventually make more on mobile ads. However, I don't see them having a bright short term future either. As a matter a fact, I would say that almost any company that sells ads will suffer in the short term. This includes companies like Facebook, Blogs, and even Hubpages.
    As a side note I would also like to point out that Google is one of the better diversified companies in the search engine business. They may not make a lot on mobile ads right now but they make money several different ways. This may hurt them but their competitors will likely be hurt much worse. This may actually turn in their favor in the long run if some of their competitors actually go under or even get bought out by big G.

  3. mrpip profile image60
    mrpipposted 5 years ago

    Definitely a temporary blip. Google is a key technology company that will be around and dominating for a long time.

  4. Goody5 profile image79
    Goody5posted 5 years ago

    A lot of people that I know are switching over to Bing, and others don't care what they use. I still prefer Google. Keep on hubbing  smile

  5. soconfident profile image84
    soconfidentposted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't say so giving the fact how popular google actually is.