Hi Videoman, Surprisingly, Yahoo UK tops my list of referal on one site by four to one to the next nearest rival, AV.
Last time I asked about SEs over a pint, Yahoo was the only name they could think of. In actual fact, most go "Ink what?"
They appear to be familair with the portals like freeserve, but don't really care where the results come back from, as long as they are good. If the results are bad, they tend to assume the information doesn't exist on the net. Five years ago, i'm sure that was the case. Nowadays, I think it's purely down to the quality (or not) of the search service.
So, Videoman, anything yet out of your Essex pages?
I met someone who used to find my site by searching for it by name on freeserve. When INK was playing up and had dropped my site from the DB and my site wasn't returned in the results, she assumed that it had been shut down !