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Not breaking a contract - just paradigm shifting

22 May 2024

Life on the internet used to be simple.

You built a website, added content, indexed it with a search engine like Google and waited for the traffic to roll in.

Once all those cybercitizens began loading your pages you were able to earn money through advertising or directly selling your products and services via those pages.

Everyone was a winner... right?

However, this long-lived symboitic relationship between the likes of Google and the websites they indexed is about to change -- dramatically!

And guess who comes out the winner in this change?

Is it the multitude of businesses, organisations and individuals who have invested heavily in creating the websites to which Google refers the average internet user?

Of course not. Google is about to change everything such that those websites are now all but worthless.

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