Leo on Seofilia.com an interesting note on how the US financial crisis will affect blogs especially speaks of Adsense .
As the analysis is extensive while it seems a bit exaggerated, I think it may be very possible; I decided to make a summary of what I thought was most important.
How will Adsense react to the crisis?
Possibly, in the short term, do nothing; but if will take action if large companies that rely on the advertising system of Google decide to reduce investments or switch to other marketing modes. Also, if the shares of Google go down in the stock market, may reduce earnings for the webmaster .
Google who is doing a magnificent job in the Spanish-speaking public especially in Latin America; with the vision of encouraging SMEs to advertise through of this format, I think it will look a bit opaque with this situation . More when the prices of advertising and payment is done in US dollars.
How can this crisis affect a blog?
Mainly in the resources and services used . Although one can use 'free services', these are for the user, but the provider generates an expense. There are two alternatives: the provider begins to charge a fee, or, reduces the quality to support the gratuity.
It is possible that with the price change of energy (electric) the great American dattacenters, will be in the need to raise costs . As well as if they increase considerably the inputs: hardware, software, etc.
Increase in the price of internet connections communication and bandwidth: with the mobility of the markets, the majority of large internet companies and communications will be in an uncertainty that can be translated into investment reduction . The consequences can be: reduction of quality of service, saturation of some lines, lack of growth in the area.
Also companies that generate technological changes (Intel, for example) will surely delay the launching of novelties thus waiting for a more prosperous market.
To maintain the prices, there may be companies that only offer the contracted, therefore, they will decrease the quality ; especially the hosting, saturating the servers with more sites, without taking into account the load balance and proper distribution of them.
Software licenses especially those of Microsoft, and the fees would also increase or copyright for playing music; with what will be indirectly promoting people to use more P2P networks and piracy .
Who will affect more?
Internet is very interconnected, but undoubtedly if you directly or indirectly use services that are hosted in the United States will be stronger . Although those in other countries will notice something, it is possible that companies can support it.
A domains perhaps an increase in the prices of new ones may be seen, not so in renovations. I suppose that in the hope of stability, we will try to create little distrust with those who already use those services.
The North American shareholders still remember the 'Black Friday' where an economic run left many shareholders in bankruptcy due to the fall of the over-valued technology companies. Today, the union between reality, paper and the virtual-technological is even stronger, I think they will be more cautious.
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