geekie - 1:04 am on Jan 9, 2010 (gmt 0)
I saw the same thing on a site I ran for ten years. Direct type ins increased as the years went by, especially the last two years and my traffic exploded the last two years. It was word of mouth, way better than any search engine. I think eventually all good quality sites with some years behind them will see the same thing. Once you trust a site or your friends and neighbors trust a site, you'll stick with it. And searching isn't really a lot of fun, especially now. I tried to buy a pair of boots on line a couple of weeks ago and it was one of the most frustrating experiences I've ever had, I'll never use Google to shop again. 90% of the sites were useless and the ads followed me -creepy.